Game Design

This page is a space for me to share some of the interactive content I have authored over the years. Most recently, I have used HTML5 and related authoring tools to make a single level proof of concept for an exploration game called "Parallaxia" - so named because of my use of the parallax effect in the side scrolling. I got my start in game design and programming back in the 80s on my Atari 1200XL 8-bit computer. Recently, I have been using "Atari800MacX" - an excellent 6502 (the processor in Atari 8-bits) emulator. Future additions to this page will feature BASIC (filename.bas) and machine code compiled games and music related apps for the Atari 8-bits and the various emulators out there.

Watch this space!
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The Parallaxia zip file below will 
run on most browsers supporting HTML5 
(needs internet for javascript resources to load)
Right click and choose "open with..." and choose your browser.
For .dcr Director files you may need to convince
the browser on Mac to open the file (switch from "recommended
applications" to "All Applications".Make sure ad blockers are
turned off, and you may have to "trust" the file when it loads in
the browser. Whew! the modern web is complicated and paranoid
for an independent developer!

Aztec Explorer screen shot

Spooky Monday screen shot

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Uses Shockwave 3D Flash plugin. Created with Cinema 4D and Macromedia Director. Wander around an ancient Aztec city come to life.Click inside the game area and use arrow keys to navigate. Full collision detection.  Dec 13, 2017, 7:52 PM Tommy Von

From the game midi (spruced up with 24 bit synths)  944k v. 1 Dec 14, 2017, 1:54 AM Tommy Von

Note - game has sound track that is currently un-linked, as I need to host the audio to make it work (hence the "mute/unmute" button). Requires an HTML5 compatible browser.  Dec 13, 2017, 7:50 PM Tommy Von

Uses Shockwave Flash plugin. Interactive experience where rolling over the chakras on the Buddha plays different Ravi Shankar Sitar sounds.  Dec 13, 2017, 7:44 PM Tommy Von

Haunted Game level proof of concept. Uses Shockwave Flash plugin. Click inside the game area and use arrow keys to navigate. Use Shift+arrow keys to tilt camera (up, down, L, R). Full collision detection. Created with Cinema 4D and Macromedia Director.  Dec 13, 2017, 7:52 PM Tommy Von