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Offline Targhan

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Next game from Cargosoft...
« on: 20:19, 02 September 15 »
Since the release of Orion Prime, Cargosoft has been working on another game. The set up changes dramatically, as it takes place this time in China. It is a Mahjong Solitaire, also known as Shanghaï. The title of our game remains secret for now, though.

Some other Shanghaï already exist on CPC, but they are not a pleasure to play with, or to look at: tiles all look alike, controls are sluggish, making the games not very enjoyable.

However, we must take into account the following:
  • The mode 1 doesn't allow enough colors for one tile to be distinguishable from another one.
  • The mode 0 isn't accurate enough for the ideograms to be readable.
Where the mode 3 doesn't bring anything but the inconveniences of the two other modes, we decided, on the contrary, to gather their advantages in a new CPC graphic mode. The colors of the mode 0 with the sharpness of the mode 1! A magic trick? Maybe... but it was about time!

A short preview has been show last year at the Reset party. The game was not over, the screen a bit blurry, the music not composed yet, but the progress today is enough to guarantee a forthcoming release of the game, which is currently fully playable. It is only, at worst, a matter of a few months.

Feedback from the meeting participants comforted us in the idea that many would once again want this game to be released with a packaging. Our mind is not fully made about this, but we are seriously thinking about it. Your opinion is also welcome. This would be a way to make you discover the game on the real hardware!

More information will be released to tease you a bit more. But don't expect any screenshots, we don't share them easily :) .

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Re: Next game from Cargosoft...
« Reply #1 on: 20:42, 02 September 15 »
So... Where do we get it so we can try it and give you feedback?


Offtopic: Any hint on Orion Prime's secret mode, or was it just a joke?  ;D

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Re: Next game from Cargosoft...
« Reply #2 on: 20:47, 02 September 15 »
Feedback from the meeting participants comforted us in the idea that many would once again want this game to be released with a packaging. Our mind is not fully made about this, but we are seriously thinking about it. Your opinion is also welcome. This would be a way to make you discover the game on the real hardware!
I missed out on a physical copy of ORION PRIME, I'm a big fan of Solitaire Mahjong (on PC, and numerous arcade & Japanese emulators), I'm really interested in a MODE0/1 and I believe CPC projects should be supported to their fullest. Count me in for a physical copy if you guys decide to release it! ^_^

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Re: Next game from Cargosoft...
« Reply #3 on: 20:47, 02 September 15 »
@robcfg : You can give your feedback here about if you would like the game release with a package, or not.

A secret mode in Orion Prime? What's about it?

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Re: Next game from Cargosoft...
« Reply #4 on: 20:50, 02 September 15 »
I would definitely enjoy to play it the first on a real CPC! That's a great idea actually, too much DSK out there already.  :)


Since I'm not familiar with that kind of game, I don't know if it contains much text, BUT you can always email me the text to translate it into German. It all worked well with OP, and maybe Octoate want's to do corrections again.  :)
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Re: Next game from Cargosoft...
« Reply #5 on: 21:20, 02 September 15 »
I am looking forward to see it and I would probably buy a physical copy too!  :D

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Re: Next game from Cargosoft...
« Reply #6 on: 22:08, 02 September 15 »
I missed out on a physical copy of ORION PRIME, I'm a big fan of Solitaire Mahjong (on PC, and numerous arcade & Japanese emulators), I'm really interested in a MODE0/1 and I believe CPC projects should be supported to their fullest. Count me in for a physical copy if you guys decide to release it! ^_^
Physical copy for me please.

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Re: Next game from Cargosoft...
« Reply #7 on: 22:14, 02 September 15 »
Love Shanghai type games and look forward to this universal game. Also very interested to see this Mode trickery.Definitely  would be prepared to pay for a copy as a support for the work too .

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Re: Next game from Cargosoft...
« Reply #8 on: 22:30, 02 September 15 »
I bought orion prime when i had no cpc, so count me in for sure for a physical copy now that i have one

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Re: Next game from Cargosoft...
« Reply #9 on: 22:56, 02 September 15 »
We want a screenshot Targhan !!! :)