Maze Minders – Bitsy to ZZT

This post documents some work done to convert a Bitsy game to ZZT. Bitsy is a game engine designed for making small browser-based games. Graphics are based on 16×16 rooms made of 8×8 tiles. It…

Roguelikes

Rogue V5, as played on rlgallery.org. Following are some scattered thoughts about the Roguelike genre, and a to-play list for myself as I explore the catalog.   Roguelikes are basically games that are like the 1980…

Cave Noire

Konami’s 1991 Cave Noire is a bite-sized dungeon crawler for the original Game Boy. Released in Japan only, it seems to have come and gone without much notice, outside of a small following on the…

ZZT

ZZT is a sort of action-puzzle-adventure mashup for MS-DOS, the debut title from Tim Sweeney’s Epic MegaGames in 1991. Technically obsolete before it was even released, it uses Code Page 437 for graphics, the PC speaker for…

Odallus: The Dark Call under Wine

Here are some quick notes on getting Odallus: The Dark Call working with Wine in Linux. I played about half of the game on Windows, and the rest under Wine. The only major annoying issue was occasional frame-drop…