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Platform games based on album covers

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:05 pm
by PeteProdge
Digitiser - that oddball comedy teletext magazine on video gaming made its return to the airw... to the internet today, marking 25 years since it started. 'Mr Biffo' asked for letters. I had this published today, in day one of Digitiser 25...

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My tongue was firmly in cheek, but... but... someone should.

Re: Platform games based on album covers

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:30 pm
by R-Tape
I don't know about a single album cover, but I'd like to see a Smiths game. Some of the titles are ready made as level names - Rusholm Ruffians for starters. Willy meets the Beatles is a good example of what's possible, but I'd prefer an AGD or hardcoded game to a jsw mod.

Hmmm, would Morrissey approve...

Re: Platform games based on album covers

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:23 pm
by PeteProdge
R-Tape wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:30 pm
Hmmm, would Morrissey approve...
I've yet to hear him express an opinion that didn't become immediately null and void the millisecond it spurted out of his mouth.

I despise Morrisey so much, whenever he is in the news, I feel like renouncing my vegetarian diet.

Re: Platform games based on album covers

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:11 am
by R-Tape
Arf. I have met a few people that can take him or leave him, but he must be one of the most marmite people out there.

I might have a bash at a shortish AGD effort one day, there’s a lot of material there.

Did you have any album covers in mind?

Re: Platform games based on album covers

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:40 am
by Rorthron
Some ideas:

The Velvet Underground and Nico
Licensed to Ill
The Division Bell
Master of Puppets
Dark Side of the Moon
Physical Graffiti
Animals
Nevermind
Appetite for Destruction
With the Beatles
The White Album :)

Re: Platform games based on album covers

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:40 am
by R-Tape
Do we mean one platform game based around a different album cover for each level? If so then I think it's a brilliant idea. If lots of people had ideas and were willing to do graphics & design etc for levels I'd be willing to tie it all together (maybe AGD, maybe hardcoded).

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Re: Platform games based on album covers

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:46 am
by PeteProdge
R-Tape wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:11 am
I might have a bash at a shortish AGD effort one day, there’s a lot of material there.

Did you have any album covers in mind?
I was playing Mario Bros recently, and the crabs made me think of...
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Then I thought of loads of album covers that could effectively be turned into games. Like Metallica's Master Of Puppets; Nirvana's Nevermind; Led Zepplin's Houses Of The Holy... those kind of things.

Re: Platform games based on album covers

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:47 am
by Spud
R-Tape wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:40 am
Do we mean one platform game based around a different album cover for each level? If so then I think it's a brilliant idea. If lots of people had ideas and were willing to do graphics & design etc for levels I'd be willing to tie it all together (maybe AGD, maybe hardcoded).

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Write it from scratch lazybones. It is an excellent idea though and I would like to contribute somehow. Maybe I’ll make the tea and biscuits?

Re: Platform games based on album covers

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:16 am
by R-Tape
I think this has legs but it'd need a large number of people to contribute - fleshed out ideas, graphics, level mockups, music.

If I have time I'll do one mock up this evening (scratch that - this week).

Does this tickle manyone's fancy?
Spud wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:47 am
Write it from scratch lazybones. It is an excellent idea though and I would like to contribute somehow. Maybe I’ll make the tea and biscuits?
Deal. Probably.

No biscuits though, I've given them up as my new year's resolution. Tea too. In fact no solutes at all.

Re: Platform games based on album covers

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:45 pm
by Rorthron
I'd love to contribute, but don't expect to have time until later in the year.