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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #25 on: 20:40, 11 April 20 »
Strongly a physical version of! :)
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #26 on: 20:59, 11 April 20 »
You can't compare one guy programming on its free time and a team payed to do that all the year.
I wasn't hence my point, from what I understand most commercial games were knocked out on about a 12 week schedule with a small number of people, coder, graphics and music and probably the love and dedication that this development shows just wouldn't happen on a commercial release where a balance of quality and time is very important.
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #27 on: 22:34, 11 April 20 »
You can't compare one guy programming on its free time and a team payed to do that all the year.
In addition to that, Golem programmed the Plus from scratch after a looooooooooong break
I know he doesn't like when people are talking about what will be after this but...
...i bet his next project (if any) will benefit reusable portions of code and experience learned with GnG+

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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #28 on: 01:27, 12 April 20 »
In addition to that, Golem programmed the Plus from scratch after a looooooooooong break
I know he doesn't like when people are talking about what will be after this but...
...i bet his next project (if any) will benefit reusable portions of code and experience learned with GnG+


Indeed, there is now a lot of technical material. But it still depends a little on the type of game.
And it's not that I don't like it :-) it's that I don't know, I didn't project myself so far.
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #29 on: 10:08, 12 April 20 »
I wasn't hence my point, from what I understand most commercial games were knocked out on about a 12 week schedule with a small number of people, coder, graphics and music and probably the love and dedication that this development shows just wouldn't happen on a commercial release where a balance of quality and time is very important.

You're right and we are all ok to say that it explains why a lot of arcade conversions on home computers were failure. Publishers as U.S.Gold or Activision gave only 1 or 2 months to isolated creators to make the job done. We have no time limit, it's just for fun and all is made on spare time, so if it needs 2 years more depending on the time we can devote to it, we will take this extra time. But I think that if all those conversions were developped in 6 or 7 months intensively by guys together in the same workspace, things should be so much different.


Nowadays, it's fun to offer the conversions we expected back at the time. That's all the interest  8)
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #30 on: 15:47, 12 April 20 »

That's right. We are not superhumans or better than those who came before us. Quite the contrary. But we're not ashamed to use what's available to us, powerful machines and lots of time, to produce what we dreamed of when we watched the game screenshots of 16-bit machines on our favourite magazines.

The reason I chose the 6128 PLUS is also to do the complete opposite of what was imposed by commercial rules that required making a game that works on all the machines in the range. Here we are using all the capabilities of the biggest stock machine in the range so that we have no regrets in the future. We won't have to ask ourselves what we could have done if we had used this or that which was available but never used? I know the machine is not very widespread, but we are lucky enough to be able to use very good emulators to enjoy it anyway.

Finally, this project is a way of coming full circle with our (my?) childhood, with this game that is so dear to my heart for what it meant to me.
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #31 on: 14:44, 17 April 20 »
It's not just a matter of time, today, thanks to the internet, we have a lot of information, access to the game's roms, more in-depth knowledge of the systems, and having the original game available to study it in every part, helps a lot the creative process.
Having said that, I am 47 years old, G'nG has always been one of my favorite games and I have played it on any platform and in any of its incarnations. So your version shouldn't have any effect on me.
And instead I found myself playing the demo with a stupid smile on my face, like when I was a kid in a arcade room and I saw and played what, I knew, I could never have found at home with the systems of the time.
Your work is impressive, incredible. The details, the graphics, the animations... Also the Princess looking up when the demon appear!
Thanks for taking me back many years.
I can't wait to play the full version.

P.s. The only details missing are the animated water and the grass in foreground that cover the Arthur feet in the first half of the level.
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #32 on: 23:25, 17 April 20 »
It's not just a matter of time, today, thanks to the internet, we have a lot of information, access to the game's roms, more in-depth knowledge of the systems, and having the original game available to study it in every part, helps a lot the creative process.
Having said that, I am 47 years old, G'nG has always been one of my favorite games and I have played it on any platform and in any of its incarnations. So your version shouldn't have any effect on me.
And instead I found myself playing the demo with a stupid smile on my face, like when I was a kid in a arcade room and I saw and played what, I knew, I could never have found at home with the systems of the time.
Your work is impressive, incredible. The details, the graphics, the animations... Also the Princess looking up when the demon appear!
Thanks for taking me back many years.
I can't wait to play the full version.

P.s. The only details missing are the animated water and the grass in foreground that cover the Arthur feet in the first half of the level.

Your comment was a real breath of fresh air for me today.
Otherwise, the two flaws you point out are perfectly right, I know them and as you have pointed them out, maybe I will take up the challenge  ;D
Thank you very much for this good energy.
« Last Edit: 02:58, 18 April 20 by Golem13 »
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #33 on: 13:20, 18 April 20 »
Do you think that a 64ko release should be possible ?
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #34 on: 14:49, 19 April 20 »
Your comment was a real breath of fresh air for me today.
Otherwise, the two flaws you point out are perfectly right, I know them and as you have pointed them out, maybe I will take up the challenge  ;D
Thank you very much for this good energy.


 ;D  It was a real pleasure!

By the way, I only saw the system menu now... So many options, and... I can set the Japanese version ... Makaimura! You are a real, absolute genius ...

I want to say to you only another thing: If your version was released at the time, it would have been Amstrad' killer application.
Without thinking, I would have bought the system just to play this awesome conversion.
« Last Edit: 14:54, 19 April 20 by Makaimura »
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #35 on: 19:20, 19 April 20 »
I have not seen here the Xyphoe preview


https://youtu.be/-SP7iPC2hqY
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #36 on: 15:30, 21 April 20 »
Hey, everybody.

After 4 years of development of Ghosts 'n Goblins, you can finally enjoy our first public PREVIEW of the game. It offers only the first level but allows you to get an idea.

The game is a cartridge file, and runs on an Amstrad PLUS with at least 128K ram, or any emulator that can properly emulate the PLUS range like WinAPE or Sugarbox.

To access the game parameters, please press space or button 1 during cartridge boot.

Any feedback or questions can be made in this thread or on the gng128k[at]gmail.com mailbox.

Enjoy the game!

Golem13 / Winner / iXien
I have tested the game and its amazing . Congratulations for the game .I look forward  to play the other levels too.
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #37 on: 01:13, 25 April 20 »

 ;D  It was a real pleasure!

By the way, I only saw the system menu now... So many options, and... I can set the Japanese version ... Makaimura! You are a real, absolute genius ...

I want to say to you only another thing: If your version was released at the time, it would have been Amstrad' killer application.
Without thinking, I would have bought the system just to play this awesome conversion.

I just wanted to let you know that both of your requests have been fulfilled, and will be in the final version. It's been a pleasure, I'm happy as a child myself :-)

If I can contact you personally, I can show you what it looks like, in exclusivity... Send me a private message if you are interested.
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #38 on: 03:29, 25 April 20 »
Do you think that a 64ko release should be possible ?

Honestly, no, it seems really complicated. I'm really sorry.
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« Reply #39 on: 11:53, 27 April 20 »
I just wanted to let you know that both of your requests have been fulfilled, and will be in the final version. It's been a pleasure, I'm happy as a child myself :-)

If I can contact you personally, I can show you what it looks like, in exclusivity... Send me a private message if you are interested.
Sincerely... I have no word... I send a pv immediatly!!!
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #40 on: 19:48, 28 April 20 »
Very impressive job! And for me it's quite curious that scene has been working in 2 versions in parallel, the one from GX4000 and this one for 6128+  :) . We only had the old CPC version and now we have 2 incredible ports!!
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« Reply #41 on: 11:37, 17 June 20 »
Hi Golem13, your silence is deafening!!!Please, share some news...  ;D
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #42 on: 20:33, 16 July 20 »
Do we have Golem13  any news for the game Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K ?
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« Reply #43 on: 12:59, 11 October 20 »
There is no need to say it once more but Golem you deserve one week vacation on May or June or Sept in my hotel in Greece Preveza after you finish your game as a kind gesture for your effort for the amstrad community.PM me for the details.
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #44 on: 22:20, 03 November 20 »
Hi Golem13, your silence is deafening!!!Please, share some news...  ;D


Very sorry for the rather long response time. The developments are continuing, and I think I'm at 90% on the code. I'll be sending some eye food soon.
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« Reply #45 on: 22:26, 03 November 20 »
Do we have Golem13  any news for the game Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K ?


Thank you very much for your interest in the project.

As I said above, developments are continuing and I think I'm at 90%.
For your information, a lot of things have already changed and are changing since the public preview version simply because a new person that I like very much, very motivated and very talented has joined the team.
It takes time, but we're not sleeping at all. And let's not forget that we do it on our free time, just for the fun of Amstrad and Ghosts'n Goblins that we both love.
I'll say more about it soon.
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #46 on: 02:40, 04 November 20 »
I just played the preview for the first time, very good, hard as nails!
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Re: Ghosts'n Goblins for Amstrad PLUS 128K [PREVIEW]
« Reply #47 on: 12:45, 05 November 20 »
I just played the preview for the first time, very good, hard as nails!

And then it won't spoil anything as ongoing adjustments will change what has been shown, to deliver a new game experience in the final delivery, both visually and in the behaviour of the entities.
Otherwise, although it's not yet well balanced in the preview (it's an overview and requires a lot of work and testing from different players), you can choose a difficulty level in the service menu (press space at boot time) so you don't get too angry :-)
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« Reply #48 on: 23:05, 06 November 20 »
Hard as nails but really liked it, looks and plays very very well. Top work
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« Reply #49 on: 11:08, 07 November 20 »
Hard as nails but really liked it, looks and plays very very well. Top work
When I have worked for a video games company at the end of the 90's, I remember what the game designer said and it was something like: "when you are working on the same game since 2 years, you no more have the objectivity on its difficulty ". And "It is important to have a beta tester giving feedbacks about the game difficulty to do the balancing, else your game can looks great, the players will not have fun with"
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