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New Blu-Play game: "The UFO Game!" released!
« on: 06:48, 01 November 19 »
LuBlu Entertainment gives you another homebrew Blu-Play game for your PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4: "The UFO Game!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL2a9ojqrxI

Strongly inspired by the 38 year old game "Satellite Attack" for the Philips Videopac G7000. (Called "UFO!" for the Magnavox Odyssey2), "The UFO Game!" can be considered a kind of remake.
 
Download the ISO from https://www.blu-play.com/games
 
Burn the ISO to a BD-R or BD-RE. Or - if you're running MultiMAN or WebMAN; copy the ISO to the BDISO folder and run from there.

You also have the option of buying a physical copy in one of two variants: The budget version for €5, or the Collectors Edition for €12. Both prices includes shipping.



The story so far

Year 2079, 12 years after The Big Exposure:

An underground organisation known as "The Superhero Network" (TSN) revealed to the world, that all the big wars on earth for the past century were in fact secretly started by the acknowledged peacekeepers on the planet, rather than the minority groups who were always blamed instead, on the major news outlets.
The revelation wasn't exactly a shocker though. Most people had known for decades really, but just chose to ignore it because they couldn't *really* believe it. And even if it was true - what were they to do about it anyway?

With The Big Exposure, TSN had presented the whole world with indisputable evidence. There was no longer any doubt. Everyone knew the truth now, and TSN quickly gained worldwide acknowledgement and popularity. The so-called peacekeepers got the nickname "The Invaders", because of their invasive actions on the world: Spying on the public with satellites and space-drones, and using them to invade innocent foreign countries to gain even more power and control.

TSN has been in open war against The Invaders ever since the exposure. The Invaders are few in numbers, but they're all rich and powerful: They have all the latest tech and all the latest weapons. The Superhero Network in turn outnumbers The Invaders by at least a million people, but they still lack funding, and is therefor forced to use old outdated tech that doesn't get enough service checks.

Having a rather strong passion for justice, you recently signed up to The Superhero Network offering your skills as a Defence Vessel pilot. A Defence Vessel is a one-man space-pod, created by members of TSN in the early days of the war. It is designed to be used for destroying spy satellites and space-drones owned by The Invaders.

So there you are, in space, behind the control panel of your assigned Defence Vessel, ready to shoot down some spy satellites and drones - but then you discover that the gun controls are broke: Your gun is stuck in a one-way rotation! Oh no!
Something also appears to be wrong with the navigational system. Some directional buttons seems to only work one at a time! In fact, the only thing that seems to be working alright on this thing is the shield! But even in working condition the shield has its limits too.

You're a rather skilled Defence Vessel pilot, but this isn't quite what you signed up for. Unfortunately it's too late to back out now. You have no choice but to do the best you can and hope to survive this thing...




Interested in making your own Blu-Play game? Then visit https://www.blu-play.com/developer/getting-started

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Re: New Blu-Play game: "The UFO Game!" released!
« Reply #1 on: 14:25, 16 November 19 »
Here's a "longplay" video of the game.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2gDEbjSYtg

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Re: New Blu-Play game: "The UFO Game!" released!
« Reply #2 on: 22:40, 21 November 19 »
@Neil79
Shouldn't this be on your site?
I wrote you a mail about it, but you seem to be ignoring me. Any particular reason for that?
This is a kind of remake of a Philips Videopac G7000 / Magnavox Odyssey2 game. Definitely belongs on a site like yours.

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Re: New Blu-Play game: "The UFO Game!" released!
« Reply #3 on: 21:59, 27 December 19 »
Webversion of "The UFO Game!" now available:  :)
https://www.blu-play.com/online/TheUFOGame

Many years ago I began creating "sMIDP2lib" for Android to allow me to use 95% of my J2ME MIDP code in Android projects. Made it possible to create "Pirate Diamonds" for both Android and Java enabled phones in one go.
Later on I also started a version of sMIDP2lib for Flex, used to make Flash games.
I even got a CPC version started. http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/SMIDP2lib_for_SDCC

The webversion of "The UFO Game!" is made using a Javascript version of sMIDP2lib, allowing me to port Blu-ray games relatively easy.

Some things still missing: Touch-input for mobiles and tablets. Will probably add later. For now, you can use your PC.  :)

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Re: New Blu-Play game: "The UFO Game!" released!
« Reply #4 on: 22:29, 27 December 19 »
Fun game  :)


But every now and then it "freezes", game runs in the background, I can hear sounds but the graphic just won't go on ...

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Re: New Blu-Play game: "The UFO Game!" released!
« Reply #5 on: 22:34, 27 December 19 »
Fun game  :)

But every now and then it "freezes", game runs in the background, I can hear sounds but the graphic just won't go on ...

Thanks!
What browser are you using?
We only tested on Firefox, Chrome and Opera on Linux and Windows.

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Re: New Blu-Play game: "The UFO Game!" released!
« Reply #6 on: 22:36, 27 December 19 »
Safari on Macbook Pro ... will try other browser later  ;)

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Re: New Blu-Play game: "The UFO Game!" released!
« Reply #7 on: 07:50, 07 January 20 »
Safari on Macbook Pro ... will try other browser later  ;)

I should probably clarify, that the webversion is running the same way as the Blu-ray version: By playing a video as the background graphics + music.
It's possible this video+music can stutter depending on one's Internet connection speed.
When this happens, the game itself plays on though. It's "just" the background video+music that halts.
I suppose I could render the videos with a lower bitrate to decrease the risk of experiencing this....

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Re: New Blu-Play game: "The UFO Game!" released!
« Reply #8 on: 15:04, 07 January 20 »
So, I tested on same hardware and same internet connection with other OS, installed Win 10 on my MacBook with Boot Camp and even in Edge it works ... so it is a Safari issue  :-[