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21st June 2019 Another TND 16KB Cartridge Compo Entry 2019Blastopia by TND Games7th June 2019
You may have remembered Blastopia, as an example game from Assemble It.
Now,The New Dimension is very proud to present to you today Blastopia
DX, a fast paced horizontal scrolling shoot 'em up, submitted for the RGCD 16KB Game Cartridge Compo 2019.
This game features fresh new graphics by Saul Cross, and also some new
music and arcade style sound effects. Aliens have approached planet
Earth and have captured Camels and are keeping them on 8 different
planets in order to generate a powerful weapon that can wipe out our
beloved planet. Luckily you are in full command of Blastopia, a fast
firing space ship. Shoot complete fleets of aliens, rescue camels then
find the landing pad. Once done, wave bye, bye to the alien planet. Can
you save planet Earth from a major intergalactic threat?
The Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2019 - Voting activeIt's time to vote for your official C64 SEUCK Compo 2019 champion
Submissions are finally over. The entries are still available to download individually. It is now up to you, the gamers to decide who is the Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2019 champion. A voting form
is available for you to vote for your favorite game. Remember that the
winner wins, a new front end with logo (See example above), in game
music/sfx options, hi-score table, power ups, and much more done in
either the standard SEUCK or SEUCK Redux. The prize package will
feature all of the entrants and outside compo entries. After the
enhancements have been finished, a whole package of all of the games
submitted for the compo, .d64 and .tap will be included as a complete
prize package for you all to download from the compo page, around about
July or August 2019. So why not check out all of the entries, then vote
for your favorite game. Go on, I'm sure you want to.
The Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2019
30th May 2019
SEUCK COMPO DEADLINE + Outside Compo EntrySoccer War by Commodore SpainThe
submissions deadline has now drawn to a close. No more compo
submissions are accepted, but luckily until the results and compo prize
enhancements come in. Newer submissions can go in to the OUTSIDE COMPO
section of the page. So, to put it another way. You are still allowed
to submit your SEUCK compo entry, but it will NOT qualifty for the
We have a game I kept stored in my inbox for
a very long time. It is a game, which was originally submitted to the
compo back in January 2019. The game is Soccer War by Commodore Spain.
It is a comical take on football. You play a professional footballer,
who has to take on other footballers and revellers and try to win as
many cups as you possibly can. Knock your opponents flying by kicking
balls at them. Also can you actually get to the other end of the pitch?
I don't like football, or football management sims, or games like that
- but this is a really funny game.
Unfortunately the had to be left outside of the competition, as it had broken one of the important rules. "All entries must be exclusive
for this competition, and must not have been
seen elsewhere before your entry has been uploaded on to the
competition page.". Sadly this game was submitted for the compo, but
was publicly released back in 2018. So I had to withdraw it from the
JANUARY 2019 MAY 2019 30th May 2019MARCH 2019
Another SEUCK Compo 2019 Entry
Entry #13: Araignee - The Spider Thief by Mo Dernart
the submissions SEUCK compo is very close to the closing deadline (You
have until 11:59pm UK time tomorrow to get your entries submitted,
otherwise you'll be too late). We have a 13th entry, unlucky for some.
This time a little spooky classic early 1980's inspired fun game called
Araignee. You are a thief who has broken in to the spider's lair. You
are determined to steal diamonds, and other jewelery, and get out of
the lair alive. Unfortunately the lair has been infested by deadly
spiders. Pick up the jewels and activate your weapon on the arachnids,
and try to escape the lair before the spiders capture you in their own
web. Mind you don't walk into the deadly obstacles.
Escape the spider's lair with Araignee
27th May 2019
Another SEUCK Compo 2019 Entry
Langrangian Point - The Messgeger from Outer Space by Recycled Arts
the 10th milestone has been reached, the entries keep on running. This
time round, we have a brand new compo entry from a new entrant.
Lagrangian Point - The Messenger from Outer Space by Recycled Arts.
This game is slightly different, compared to a lot of normal
shooters, and quite an original concept. Your mission is to
approach an asteroid, and discover the source inside it. If you succeed
with your mission, visit the author's web site shown on the end,
followed by the code. This game can be played by 2 player team work -
or alternatively, you can perhaps use two joysticks.
Explore the asteroid with Lagrangian Point
26th May 2019
New TND contributor's release
Vortex by Pinov Vox
another blasting session? A new SEUCK Compo entry has just been
submitted to the compo, and should hopefully be uploaded some time
tomorrow. While you're waiting for it. Here's a pretty cool blaster
from Pinov Vox. This is Vortex. A vertical scrolling SEUCK creation,
which first uses my unreleased SEUCK + Charpad front end framework.
Your cruiser has been attacked by aliens and things are about to get
worse. The alien empire have sent in their battle cruisers, through the
vortex of space. They want to invade your home planet. It is up to you
as the captain, to fight off those aliens and take over their final
base. Will you succeed, or will you fail? Only one way to find out.
Check the game out.
Blast your way through the Vortex
22nd May 2019
SEUCK Compo Entry: Squibblies 3 updated
Squibblies 3 by Richard Bayliss / TND Games
a small update to V1.3 on Squibblies 3, and hopefully this should be
the final update until after competition. There is a case where the
scrolling after a level completion scene doesn't work out and the
player gets stuck. In order to fix this I altered the scene by adding
two ladders on both sides, so that that player can climb up to the next
level without a hitch.
SQUIBBLIES 3 V1.3
SEUCK News: Kick Assembler Framework coming soon
great news for SEUCK fans. This week I have been working on a simple
KickAssembler framework for importing SEUCK games into. The framework
is currently being tested and will feature ability to build your own
new front end, which supports graphics imported from char pad (In
charset, attributes and map raw bin files) and also play music. There's
also an advanced version, that will allow you generate object
detection, smart bomb effect, background animation, get ready, game
over and much more - for those who want to add more pizazz to their own
game creations made from SEUCK.
The framework is also comnpatible with Sideways SEUCK as well as standard SEUCK.
The overall probject will be fully documented, to help you out. Once released, it will be announced on this page.
12th May 2019
2 SEUCK Compo Entries updated
a couple of updated entries from previous submissions. This year I have
allowed this option to take place, should there be any improvements
considered for the Official C64 SEUCK compo 2019 before the deadline.
You are most welcome to update your games, should you need to - but I
suspect you probably already read the compo rules on this year's compo
The two SEUCK compo entries which have been replaced with brand new files are as follows:
Squibblies 3 by Richard Bayliss / TND Games
1. Updated to V1.2, due to a crash in the game enhancements which I did with V1.2 on Friday.
After the player defeats the giant fire Slug. When level 2 started, the
first enemy which was about to shoot, crashed the program. So that fix
3. Also fixed the water background to set as the
correct characters. There were a few incorrect characters used in
the water effect that did nothing.
Pagoda Warrior 2 by Stefano Canali
1. Easier ability for the player to move on/off the stairs
2. Makes the game less challenging to cross the bats
3. More extra lives can be awarded
4. Credit for tester and title screen uses different colour foreground
It is recommended that before you play this game, you read the instructions manual first.
Grab the two games from the Entries Showcase page
10th May 2019
3 brand New SEUCK Compo 2019 entries
has been quite an unexpected surprise. Another 3 SEUCK game
creations for the official C64 SEUCK Compo, released on the same weekend. Let's reveal the 3 SEUCK compo entries released today.
Entry #9 - Squibblies by TND Games
we start off tonights competition with a cute and comical game,
featuring a lot of toilet humour. While PC and modern day gamers enjoy
the delight of pointless toilet simulators. For the retro gamers ands
SEUCK fans, we have Squibblies 3 - Mucus' Revenge. A game I made this
week as a joke for the compo. Also it is the final in the series of the
Squibblies games, which I last wrote over 20 years ago. Squibblies'
family have all been captured by an evil snot monster, known as Mucus.
Your mission is to help Squibblies fight against the evil, but
cute monsters that ransacked Mudsville. Fight their bosses, and
rescue your family members. Then make your way to Mucus's lair and
defeat him. Watch out for traps and other hilarious gags. Youl'll see
as you play through this game.
Squelch you way to Squibblies 3
Entry #10 - Demon Star II - Interstellar Overdrive by Mo Dernart
second of today's entries is Demon Star by Mo Dernart. This is a
strategic SEUCK tribute to the original 1983 Demon Star game. You have
been employed by the Interstellar Trade Organization, in which to pilot
ship across different star systems. Watch out for the deadly space
rogues and pirates. They will want you dead. Shoot them down with your
phasers. You will only have one life during your mission. So good luck
Pilot carefully to Demon Star 2 Interstellar Overdrive
Entry #11 - Pagoda Warrior 2 by Stefan "McValdemar" Canali
end tonight's unexpected SEUCK compo update extravaganza. We finish off
with a cute ninja style creatrion called "Pagoda Warrior 2". A
push-scrolling platforms and ladders game in which you must fight a
criminal cult. A cult, who has summoned an evil snake as their lord.
You have to enter the building stealthly and then try to reach the roof
top of the building. Then comes the final show down. The Snake will be
ready for you ... but you are a Pagoda Warrior.
Go like ninja with Pagoda Warrior 2
APRIL 201926th April 2019
Let the Invasion Commence
Let's Invade 2 - Released TODAY
folks. Finally it has happened. The Invasion continues with a brand new
C64 game title for you. Let's Invade 2. A stunning sequel to the
Original Let's Invade. This time, made specially for the RGCD 16KB
Cartridge Compo 2019. Although the game was originally made for the
cartridge compo... I got carried away and also produced a bonus pack of
a disk + tape version, with SID tunes as an extra treat. This game has
been released TODAY.
For those who never seen the original
game. Let's Invade 2 is a Space Invaders style game, with a big
difference. First off, you can choose whether or not you want to play a
classic style, with pixel sprites or multi-colour sprites. The game
also uses two screen buffers (one for the void, and one for the
bullets). Also the game features a choice of thumping trance in game
music, or custom sound effects. There are also some more new
power ups, which can be helpful or pretty cruel. For instance, watch
out for the dreaded bullet shower and shielded aliens. They will make
you want to scream :)
Planet Earth has been captured inside a
scrolling void, by a giant mother ship. Suddenly hoards of alien
invaders come screaming towards the Earth's surface. As a true hero (or
heroine). You must control a laser cannon and zap out all 40 waves of
aliens using a joystick in port 2. The aliens come in different
colours. The lighter the colour, the stronger the alien is. The aliens
will not complete a full horizontal position before moving to the next
row (which will make the game crazy and confusing). Shoot orange aliens
for power ups, and also shoot Purple aliens for a possibility to gain
extra lives or bonus points Avoid alien fire.
Let's Invade on the TND games page
19th April 2019
Let's Invade 2 - Postponed
start this page to announce some bad news, related to Let's Invade 2, a
game I originally made for the RGCD 16KB cartrdige compo.
The proposed release date on the itch.io page for the 16KB cartridge
compo was going to be today. Just as I thought I had completely
finished my game and the testing had passed. My game testers spotted 3
issues with the game, two days just before the release date. Therefore
I had to postpone the release of this game. Still, if you'd like to see
the game page, here's the link.
Let's Invade 2 on Itch.io
Assemble It - 16KB Cartridge Framework for C64Studio Released
you are writing a game for RGCD's 16KB cartridge compo 2019 or
you just want to make 16KB cartridges for fun. I have created my own version of
the the 16KB Cartridge framework, based on existing codebase sources by
Enthusi/Onslaught. This updated framework is documented on how to use
it. Should you have problems building an actual 16KB cart in CartConv.
Using the newer source should some how be easier. Remember to read the
instructions before you use it. Example framework uses Rogue Ninja as
Assemble It - Chapter 7 - Cartridge Framework Update
Mix Box 9 Released
latest edition of Mix Box 9 has been released to day, in order to make
up for the delay of Let's Invade 2. This demo features yet another 5
brand new and exclusive unheard tunes, composed by me. Have fun.
Mix Box 9 - Spring 2019
10th April 2019
RTC Utiilities by Matteo Angelini
a quick one before next week's Good Friday/Easter Update (We may have
something cool for you next week, you'll see). Matteo Angelini has
delivered to TND a RTC utility, which will require DS1307 or DS3231 modules in order to use the tools. They are a RTC utility and also C64 Weather Station.
C64 RTC Tools
3rd April 2019
SEUCK COMPO 2019 NEWS
New entry #8: Star MIG by VG VOX
space blasters seem to dominate this year's compo, and we have yet
another one for alien zapping SEUCK fans out there. This time by the
name of Star MIG. This is VG Vox's final submission for the compo. This
is a fun vertical scrolling Denarius inspired SEUCK creation. Your
mission is to fly your Star MIG fighter past several alien bases, and
make a good mess out of them. Then try to reach your home port. You are
going to be having a real tough fight on your hands - so you'd better
have that FIRE BUTTON handy and an appetite for intergalactic
Zap along to Star MIG
1st April 2019
SEUCK COMPO 2019 NEWS
New entry #7: Legion of the Damned by Eleanor Burns
is time for a world of might and magic, in this nice looking fantasy
game by Eleanor Burns. Legion of the Damned 3 is
the finale of the epic LOTD trilogy. In this chapter you play a role of
fearless female warrior, Xandra, who has to save Coyed-Elyon, from a
deadly power. A power which has been activated through a deadly Brex
Rune stone at the top of Yaxley tower. Xandra must locate the stone and
destroy it. Will she succeed in her quest, or will she perish, just
like the other brave warriors did?
Journey on to Legion of Damned 3
30th March 2019
SEUCK COMPO 2019 NEWS
New entry #6: Snake Eyes by Mo Dernart
we are not going to be flying space ships and fight alien territory
with this submission. Instead, let's go on a cartoon adventure. Mo
Dernart has come up with a weird and wacky game concept, which is quite
funny to look at and to me, also fun to play. Snake Eyes is a simple
push scrolling game, in which you need to try and keep beating your own
score. The idea of the game is also to Illinois Jones, a.k.a Snake Eyes
find his way home, before he's captured by freaks. During his quest he
must endure deadly snakes, tribesmen and other vicious freaky
Slither your way to Snake Eyes
25th March 2019
SEUCK COMPO 2019 NEWS
New entry #5: Fulgur by Alf Yngve
Yngve has been blasting away at bringing out yet another vertical
scrolling futuristic arcade blaster for this Year's SEUCK compo. It is
called "Fulgur". This game features 4 levels of pure arcade
action, with stunning graphics. Also there are tough scenarios which
require good tactics. Blue and Green Dragon pilots (controlled by you)
are retaliating against their own Government control. The pilots are
trying to escape from the borders in a bid for freedom. Unfortunately, their quest won't be all that easy because
the Government has sent in their own dark forces to try and shoot your air
craft down. So now, prepare yourself for a real big battle before you can esccape.
Blast your way to Fulgur
1st March 2019
SEUCK COMPO 2019 NEWS
New entry #4: Summit Fever by PIEVSPIE
have been some newcomers coming to the SEUCK game creation compo, and
things are shaping up quite nicely. If you are bored of space shooters,
maybe this game will interest you. It is a push-scrolling mountain
climbing simulator by PIEVSPIE. In this game you play a role of Ste
Pilthis, a well known explorer. He dons his climbing gear, and is ready
to undertake the most dangerous expedition yet. Can he conquer
the piste, or will he fail and become even more piste? :) Hahaha!.
Climb the mountain to Summit Fever
24th February 2019
TND is now on itch.io
be very pleased to hear that, due to the insurge of brand new Commodore
64 games, being created by various developers. itch.io seems to allow
QULAITY Commodore 64 game releases to be launched on the web site. TND
has now joined the itch.io community, in order to release brand new
game productions. Since I don't really want to make a business out of
my own productions, digital downloads will be free. Any quality game
release I upload on to itch.io or a co-op game production will be
uploaded on to ITCH.IO, with a full description about the game. Plus
the crack intro look TND intros will also be stripped from the
productions before uploading to itch.io - So that you can really enjoy
the game, without having the hassle to press the SPACEBAR all the time
before running your programs. :)
You can find it here:
Richard's itch.io page
RELEASED on there are Vortex Crystals and also Starfysh Remix
Starfysh Remix Released
was originally saving this game for Reset issue 12, but since I opened
my itch.io account on Friday, I decided to start with a new version of
the game production I had not actually realeased yet. I was very
trigger happy and decided to launch Starfysh Remix. This is a special
edition of Starfysh, in which you are on a rescue mission. Planet Earth
has been devastated, and the human race and pet dogs had been
transported to four different stations based in space. Unfortunately
alien forces knew what the earthlings were up to and they decided in an
attempt to invade the four stations. Your mission is to fly through
each of the four rescue stations, and do battle against the aliens.
did have other plans for this game, for example an end of level boss,
and a few other levels. Sadly it never happened.The game did get
extended with a few bonus features:
- Slightly harder game play (More rapid firing from aliens)
- Brand new tunes (Each level has its own sound track)
- Starfysh Music demo (Featuring the original tape loader screen by JonEgg, and tunes)
- Multi-load system. This was used due to memory restrictions. Also the game is SDIEC compatible
This way to Starfysh Remix
Check it out at itch.io
23rd February 2019
ASSEMBLE IT - Chapter 7 added - PROJECT MASTERING
the past few chapters I have been showing you how to code games, demos
and other bits. Now what if you wanted to publish your creations with
additional presentation. Just like back in the C64's commercial scene.
People used to master programs on to disk and tape. Now here's a big
chapter based on different methods of program mastering. Starting from
picture linking, all the way to mastering your programs from disk or
tape. Example tools and code has also been added. Enjoy the art of
creating your own disk and tape loaders in CHAPTER 7 :)
The art of mastering: Assemble It Chapter 7
16th February 2019
The Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2019 News:
NEW ENTRY LAUNCHED: PROTOX-1 by VG VOX
SEUCK compo 2019 entry has hit TND HQ this weeken. This time it is a
cool futuristic space blaster by VG VOX called Protox-1. This is a nice
vertical scrolling shoot 'em up, in which you play the role of Captain
John Rostar, who has accidentally transported himself into a parallel
universe. Now he has to face a hostile world full of alien and giant
reptiles. Luckily help is at hand. You must pilot John's squadron
ships, through the alien infested planet. Locate and destroy the main
androids that are controlling the alien world. Go on ... Blast, blast,
blast and blast.
Protox-1 at The Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2019
15th February 2019
Assemble IT Update, Plus a new game - SUPER TOBOGGAN CHALLENGE
a longish delay, the latest installment of Assemble It is finally here.
This time it features on smooth vertical scrolling upwards, and also
smooth scrolling downwards. The chapter also carries a fun example
game, which you can enjoy. It is a Winter Sports themed game called
"Super Toboggan Challenge". A simple game, in which you have to dodge
your way past various obstacles that get in your way, also collect
flags. This is a really fast paced score attack game. How far will you
Assemble IT Chapter 6 update + Game 10 - Super Toboggan Challenge
5th February 2019
SEUCK Compo 2019 Entry #2 - Robo Form X by VG VOX
comes the second entry for the OFFICIAL C64 SEUCK COMPO. Written by VG
VOX, with aid of the standard Shoot Em Up Construction Kit. This is a
futuristic blaster, in which you control a robot, which has to save the
world from enemy forces. There are several vicious boss attacks to
battle your way through. There's even a cool remix of the original
tune, Dance Nation, which VG Vox had originally stuck on the front end.
I have supplied that one also, as well as the new build :) Have fun,
and zap those baddies into oblivion.
Zap those Robots with Robo Form X
25th January 2019
SEUCK Compo 2019 Entry #1 - Nucleo 447 by Leonardo Vettori
Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2019 kicks off the entries with a first entry
from a new contributor, Leonardo Vetorri with Nucleo 447. A vertical
scrolling futuristic blaster. Yep, it's one of those cool SEUCK space
blasters (My all time favourite genre of games), in which you fly
through the deep voids of space, and fight against the evil aliens, and
blast away having a good time. This time, you fly through a crystal
world, doing battle against an evil machine, and its creator, and many
of its minions. Go on, have a good blast. I'm sure you SEUCK fans will
want to. Along with a breathtaking front end and a brand new T.N.D tape
loader tune, "Let Me Go Home" with my own colourful, but oldschool
style loader bitmap.
Let;'s play Nucleo 447
22nd January 2019
Mix Box #8 Released
a quick one today! The long awaited MIX BOX #8 has now been launched.
The music demo, featuring the Mix Box 7 layout (With new colour scheme)
features yet another 5 brand new tunes for you to listen out and enjoy
to. Most of the tunes this time were composed in DMC music players. I
hope you have fun listening to the tunes.
MIX BOX #8 by TND
12th January 2019
New Contributor's Game: GIGABLAST - GOLD EDITION by Alf Yngve
remembers the SEUCK Compo 2015 runner up game GIGABLAST by Alf Yngve?
Well, by sepcial request from the game's author, TND is proud to bring
to you a GOLD edition of this game. GIGABLAST - GOLD EDITION is a
special version of the original GIGABLAST game. This new version
features a brand new golden front end, an updated loading picture,
smarter aliens, a new score panel, high score detection, action packed
explosive gameplay and to top off all things, two brand new late
80's/early 90's house style SID remixes of the original loader tune and
the title tune. Guide your mech ship and invincible drone through enemy
territory and fight those aliens and robots. Happy blasting!
Blast your way to GIGABLAST - GOLD EDITION
1st January 2019
Happy New Year
Happy New Year!!!! ... I hope you didn't get too drunk :)
no brand new releases today, but this was mainly due to lack of free
time. As so much has been going on over the past couple of months.
There are some new things in store for 2019. I hope to continue
producing brand new games, launch some more music and also participate
in another Blazon mega demo and make music for a Psytronik Game .
Another plan of action also includes a game project intended for this
year's RGCD 16KB game cartridge competition. Assemble It will also
continue later on this month, where I give you a basic introduction to
smooth scrolling a screen vertically. At the moment my first thing
being made is something for the Ultimate 64 group. However here is some
good news - started already:
A new SEUCK Compo Launched
the success of last year's SEUCK Compo 2018. The New Dimension is very
proud to present the Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2019. This is a
competition in which is to design and develop a full game, created
using Sensible Software's/Palace/Outlaw's Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit
or Jon Well's Sideways Scrolling SEUCK Left (As no Right scrolling
version exists). No programming knowledge is required and this is
supposed to be a fun competition. Remote entries only (Email).
competition is open to beginners as well as the SEUCK regulars. There's
no themed or split category this year. Enhancements are welcome,
although the prize is mainly to do with enhancing the games. SEUCK
Redux is also allowed. Who will be the next winner of the SEUCK Compo
to be crowned along with Eleanor Burn's Valkyrie 3 - The Templar this