Depot Games: Video Games I
Project Status: On Hold
Highest Popularity: #4 during August 2006
Links: Web Site
Developers: Andrei Ellman
Number of Players: 2 (Turn Based (Local))
Source Code: Available Upon Request
Author's Description: Play 3 classic games simultaneously on one computer with one Joystick.
Three games (Pacman, Pong, and Space-Invaders) are played at the same time. The games each take up a full screen, and are in either red, green, or blue. When two or more colours (games) overlap, the colours are mixed to generate the resulting colour, so it looks like all 3 games are translucent.
At the moment, only a DOS version is available. It will Work under DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows ME. It will not work under Windows NT or Windows 2000. Not sure about Windows XP and beyond. I will try to get round to compiling a Windows version sometime, or even a Linux version (I've been told that in Linux, it can be run under DOSEMU). The DOS version runs using DOSBox.
There also exists a version of this game for the Atari ST, but this was not written using Allegro.
Overall Rating: 8.0
My origins are as follows: I was assembled from spare parts found at the local graveyard by my parents in an overzealous attempt to create a prototype for my sister. Until recently, I was a programmer at Digi-Guys in Ealing, London working as a tools/support programmer on a hybrid game/film project. I am also a keen hobyist programmer. In fact, I once quit my job in the computer games industry so I'd have the time to write my own game - go figure. Before that, I had previously had two full-time programming jobs in the computer games industry. One at Criterion and one at Runecraft. (View Profile)