Martian DS

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    Martian DS

    Side-scrolling action








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    ThousandKnives has released an impressive looking side scrolling shooter for the Nintendo DS called Martian DS. It looks similar to the game 'Alien Hominid'. Check it out for yourself![title:ThousandKnives's message]I thought I would post the project I've been working on here. It's just a port of a game I did for a 72-hour competition about 4 years ago. But, I thought it would make a good project to start with to learn how to program for DS.



    I started from the DevKitPro template and used LibNDS. It should run on any emulator or actual hardware. It's written in C++. Graphics are mostly by my partners from the competition Jawsh and Pegwo. I had to do a lot of working with them to get it to fit on the DS screen, and added a bunch of new graphics (mostly background tiles). Maps were made using Tiled and a custom program I wrote to convert XML to C headers.



    Missing features:

    -Saving high scores

    -Arm7 sound handler

    -Multiple scrolling backgrounds


    Although I note these missing features, I pretty much consider this "finished" and will probably move on to another project at this point, but I would appreciate any feedback.

    Here is a link to a page with info on the original PC version for DirectX.

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  2. spas

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    My thoughts exacly shaun I saw the screeny and Alien Hominid came straight to me!.

    I have gotta say the pixel art looks very nice.
     
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    "A button jumps (hold to hump longer)"

    yay humping [​IMG]

    edit: I like the game, wish it has continues thru
     
  4. GirAiD

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    nice work, only played a little, but this looks better than some commercial roms
     
  5. ugly_rose

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    It only uses one screen? Like megaman/rockman?

    The policeman throwing a donut scares me... [​IMG]
     
  6. Vater Unser

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    lol, I remember that 72h competition
     
  7. phoood

    phoood taking it to a whole new level.

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    Oh god.. This is.
    Sweet.
     
  8. xlinkinpakx

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    Umm...ok how do i get homebrew to work on my SC lite?
     
  9. martin88

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    That looks pretty good.
     
  10. jono_

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    i wish they made alien hominid for ds. such a fun game.
     
  11. IainDS

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    I showed this off in school today mhmmm !
     
  12. iso jussi

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    I bet you got your ass kicked there.