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Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2019, 07:40:23 PM »
The design of the floppy labels has been kept intentionally simple. It might still change, but probably won't be much different from what shown in this mockup.


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Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2019, 03:43:16 PM »
The CD jewel case tray inlay is now done, too.


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Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2019, 01:45:44 PM »
Just a quick note to let you know that I've started posting the pages from the manual so that you can learn the game details even before it hits the shelves. Every day I'll post a new page on the Facebook, Twitter, Patreon, and itch.io pages of RETREAM - if you're curious, just head over there (they're all publicly accessible, even without account) ;)
« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 02:05:40 PM by saimo »
 

Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2019, 12:51:59 PM »
Here's a massive gameplay video that will let you see what you have read in the manual - and it shouldn't be too long until you can also experience it ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLLtD4nr5ck

Don't think the game is crazy: you haven't played it yet to fully appreciate its madness ;)
 

Offline Karlos

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2019, 08:02:04 PM »
Brilliant!
int p; // A
 

Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2019, 09:00:53 PM »
IMPORTANT NEWS

This CD...


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... might not look much, but it's the proof CD received by RGCD from the duplication company: the SkillGrid copies are in production and will be available for purchase shortly!

Note that the final CD will look like this mockup:


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« Last Edit: March 28, 2019, 10:13:00 PM by saimo »
 
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Offline F1Lupo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2019, 09:21:41 PM »
great news can't wait to buy it  :D
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Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2019, 02:23:24 PM »
@klx300r

And I can't wait for you to have it in your hands :)


@all

Some details about the physical package. RGCD will offer two very generous options:
 * basic edition: jewel-cased glass-mastered CD with 16 pages booklet, 2 floppy labels, RETREAM postcard;
 * deluxe edition: clamshell box containing the basic edition plus 2 floppies, 4 badges pack, A3 poster (optionally rolled in a separate container), RGCD postcard, RGCD vinyl sticker.

Pictures and prices will be made public when the packages are ready.
 

Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2019, 02:55:34 PM »
While the CDs are being produced, some materials have already reached the RGCD headquarters...


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https://www.retream.com/SkillGrid
« Last Edit: April 05, 2019, 03:13:34 PM by saimo »
 
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Offline F1Lupo

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« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2019, 07:05:57 PM »
looking great and love the feelies and poster just like the 80's  ;D
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Offline saimo

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« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2019, 08:33:46 AM »
Yesterday RGCD received the CDs, so now all that's missing to complete the deluxe package is the floppies - and that's already being taken care of ;)


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https://www.retream.com/SkillGrid

Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2019, 03:36:28 PM »
The wait is over! You can snatch a copy of SkillGrid right away, choosing between the gorgeous physical editions by RGCD and the digital download.

BASIC EDITION: jewel-cased glass-mastered CD with 16 pages booklet, 2 floppy labels, RETREAM postcard, RGCD postcard, RGCD vinyl sticker.



DELUXE EDITION: clamshell box containing the BASIC EDITION plus 2 floppies, 4 badges pack, A3 poster (optionally rolled in a separate container).







Information and digital download: https://www.retream.com/SkillGrid
Physical editions: https://rgcd.bigcartel.com/product/skillgrid-amiga
« Last Edit: April 26, 2019, 08:28:29 PM by saimo »
 
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Offline F1Lupo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2019, 06:12:59 AM »
Yahoooooo! ;D that poster is gonna look sweet in my mancave  8)
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Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #43 on: June 22, 2019, 10:47:09 AM »
@all

In a thread on a public forum, I've read that no developer does the effort to allow his hardware-hitting game to quit and return to the OS: well, I'd like to let you know that I did include such function in SkillGrid - all that's needed is pressing [ESC] from the title screen. I did my best to take over the machine at startup and release the resources when quitting in the cleanest and most compatible way.

Also, in the same thread, it's said that hardware-hitting games shouldn't really be expected to run flawlessly on all the Amiga setups, given the huge variety of configurations. While it's true that it's impossible to have the game tested on all the configurations out there, I did a big effort to have the game running perfectly and in exactly the same way on a wide range of very different machines.
These are the systems (running a variety of AmigaOS versions from 3.1 to 3.9) that SkillGrid has been tested on:
 * A1200
 * A1200 + M-Tec Viper T1230
 * A1200 + Blizzard 1230 MK IV
 * A1200 + Blizzard 603e 68060
 * A4000/040 + Cybervision + Prisma Megamix
 * A4000 + Cyberstorm MK III 68060 + VA2000 + VA2000CX + Buddha IDE + SCSI2SD + network card
 * Amiga CD³²
 * several A4000 68040/68060 UAE configurations

(Many thanks to James Monkman, John Scolieri, Tony Aksnes, and Trevor Dickinson for testing the games on their machines.)

It's worth noting that the release was delayed by a couple of months due to the game crashing randomly and shortly after launch on the second A4000 listed above. I simply refused to release a product that seemed to suffer from such an issue. After a difficult investigation and countless tests (the machine and I were 6 time zones apart), it became clear that the problem was AmigaOS being unstable: in fact, a complete reinstallation of AmigaOS solved the problem.

Of course, I can't guarantee that SkillGrid will work on each and every exotic Amiga system out there, but I did strive to make the game as much compatible as possible, so it's safe to say that SkillGrid will run fine on any stable AGA Amiga system.

Offline saimo

Re: SkillGrid-new AGA game in the works by saimo !!!
« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2019, 08:54:15 AM »
One day I woke up with the song The Man with the Gun by Press Play On Tape playing in my mind. Somehow, a mental connection was born: how cool would it have been to have a piece of that song as the music for SkillGrid's Music Mode? So, I spent a little time to cut/mix excerpts from the song and to add them to the game. And then I didn't stop there: also all the other music pieces were replaced with parts I extracted and adapted from the same song. This video shows the result - and how good the audio engine of the game is ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD0BkmJvpeY

Important:
* this version of the game is not publicly available;
* the game has its own original soundtrack.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2019, 09:36:45 AM by saimo »