Wishing our good friend and fellow Reboot and Reservoir Gods member NEO_RG a speedy recovery. Keep pushing those buttons and stay strong, Matt!
downfall+ orders have all been filled and the games have started to arrive at the homes of their new owners (yay!). To celebrate, we're opening up the high score tables. Your best games are saved to cart, but why not share them with the rest of the downfall+ owners?
downfall+ orders are closed for now as we were approching a number too close to our current capacity. Assembly of these is almost complete to meet demand for the orders we have, the excellent UK weather and an ill son are slowing the process down quite a bit, but progress is being made - thank you for your patience!
Other news: for those who are affraid of git, rmac & rln binaries have been updated on the site. rmac in particular is really taking shape, big respect to shamus, linko and anyone else who had their fingers in there!
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Visit AtariAge where you can find out (almost!) everything you need to know about our first ever full-scale cartridge release for Atari Jaguar!
There's a new cartridge release on the horizon...
Want to be first with the info? Keep an eye on the Reboot facebook page, linky in top menu.
The European Atari Jaguar Festival 2013 came and went, and unfortunately Reboot couldn't manage to make ready our new 4-game CD release or our new cartridge game release (boo!)
Luckily, we had some binaries on hand to brighten up your day. New titles released at the ejagfest '13 are:
Half Circle: 8biteer - the 8-bit demake of Full Circle Rocketeer
That is all for now... lots and lots of new stuff coming form us soon... ready yourselves, the next 12 months are going to be the busiest release-wise for us by far :D
Almost time for a new news page, maybe even another site redesign.... see you in 2014... or sooner...?
Such a long time without an update - sorry! We have managed to work on some Reboot projects from time to time, but as those of you who know us well will understand, these days we just don't get enough time to work on this stuff.
While we have managed to work on (and almost complete) some smaller games for release later this year, for now we have some other goodies for you, especially the non-collector types who might not have purchased recent retail relases:
Full Circle: Rocketeer and Kobayashi Maru: Final are both available for download from this site for your own personal use. There is a small nag screen to endure before you get to the game, but we're not talking any kind of epic list of demands and commandments, nope, just a screen of logos for RGCD, Atari Age, Good Deal Games and Console 5 - all nice places from where you can buy the physical copies.
See the FC:R Promo and pages for download links.
While we're here, we should also mention the recent winners of the FC:R competition, available to anyone who purchased the game. Outright winner was Masematte, with racerx and janatari close behind. guitari also won the random draw.
We had a huge list of digital game titles for winners to choose from and also cart versions of FC:R for the outright winner and random draw winner, but it turns out Jaguar gamers like their physical games and Jaguar carts, so instead we're providing all 4 winners with a copy of the cart. Once those carts are finilised we'll show them off here and on AtariAge and probably make a short YouTube video as well so everyone else can see what they missed out on!
Full Circle: Rocketeer score input page is now live - feel free to add all your scores (yes, as many unique scores as you like) for a chance to win some great prizes!
Remember - the highest placed in the high score chart wins the top prize, a random draw will also pick out a lucky cart + games winner!
Also please note: out of fairness, we should mention now before anyone submits a score: in-game scores will -not- be the only factor that ranks your entries in the chart - the final high score ranking is based on more than just your in-game score!
Full Circle: Rocketeer high scores competition - beware - wall of text!
FC:R is Reboot's latest game, released through and currently only available from RGCD in the UK (but it should soon be with one or two of the usual outlets as well). As a part of the launch of this game, Reboot are holding a high scores competition and it's quite a good one as it goes far beyond anything we've offered previously in terms of goodies! Up for grabs are many dollars/pounds/euros worth of games for a number of platforms including windows, linux and mac.
But this is a Jaguar competition, so the main prize is Jaguar-related. First place in the competition will receive a fairly unique item - a cartridge copy of Full Circle: Rocketeer. The game will sport a label based on the original artwork and will save the high score to the built-in EEPROM (and will be pre-programmed with your winning score!) . We're only making a small number of these for those who were involved with the creation of the game, so the chances of ever owning one outside first place in this competition are very slim indeed. Well, that's not entirely true as there is another chance - as with the last competition we ran (Kobayashi Maru: Final), there will be a random draw from all entries for a second copy of the game. The first place score winner will get to choose from the other available games, as will 2nd place and 3rd. The random winner will get the last offer of non-Jaguar game titles to pick from.
Some of you will be lucky enough to already have a copy of FC:R in your possession and those luckier still might have had the time to give it a play. If so, you could already have discovered one or two opportunities for giving yourself a helping hand when aiming for big scores. Solid classic gaming skills and an eye for a good exploit are key to offering a decent score with this game - we discovered and engineered some of these when testing and producing the game and feel they are a vital ingredient here for that retro 80s feel :)
The fun with this competition is this - you'll be able to submit your score (in fact, as many unique scores as you can muster the will to input - you can enter once or 1000 times as long as each code is unique). Unlike previous HSCs, you will not be forwarded to a page displaying the results for all entries - this is a blind entry competition! This was designed to keep things tense and to avoid letting you rest easy if you manage to nail a massive score as you'll never be quite sure that someone hasn't beaten you to first place.
As some copies of the FC:R won't be with their new owners for a few weeks or more, the competition is going to be open until midnight (BST - GMT+1) on September 14th 2013. After this, scores can still be submitted but will not be considered for competition purposes. Once the competition is over we'll announce the winners and let them choose from the vast array of titles available (We're purposefully not listing any specifics right now as the end of the compo is a long time from now and we're sure to have more goodies in the bag by then).
The FC:R high score entry page will shortly be opened on the Reboot website, so keep an eye out there and for forum posts with the news.
One more thing... the cartridge will also contain something else... what that is will remain to be seen :o)
Full Circle: Rocketeer... is released! RGCD caught us out with this one, we didn't expect to see it until today at the earliest - great effort on their part!
You want the free game or demo version? Visit AtariAge and view the work-in-progress builds.
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Check out SCPCD's custom flash cart programmer - has to be seen to be believed ;-)
AtariAge now carries the recent RGCD Reboot and Jagware releases - check it out!
Now this looks interesting...
Pssst! Don't tell anyone... but we heard a rumour that Full Circle: Rocketeer is now in the hands of the manufacturers... keep any eye on www.rgcd.co.uk, it's only a few weeks away now! Once it goes live there, we'll announce the details of the competition and a few clues to the huge amount of prizes we have up for grabs!
As for cartridges... that should only be a matter of time now...
Our friends at Checkpoint have a Jaguar and skunkboard at their disposal (don't ask who is responsible, just note the image above!) Here's what one month of stroking the big pussy resulted in thanks to lsl:
Download the intro and fire it at your Jaguar for some oldskool rotozoomer action!
Despite being something we're all quite fond of, we've never looked into making games for the Atari Lynx. Some people think our games would be perfectly suited to the machine - we agree, but it's not likely to happen. But it doesn't stop our friends dropping hints. Luchsenstein 3D is a Wolfenstein 3D engine demo by Obschan and 108stars. So why are we mentioning it here? Well, because there's a very nice little surprise waiting inside the game when you meet the end of demo boss, here's a few screen shots brought together from the cut scene:
There you have it - as the graphic above explains - IT'S ALL REBOOT'S FAULT!!11one
Here's something new! Our good friend and long-time Jagware independent FrediFredo has been a very busy man. He's long dreamed of taking Brett Hull Hockey for the Jaguar and updating it with current or more modern teams and players. Over some time he's amassed quite an understanding of the game ROM: where assets are stored, player names, stats, etc. After some direct hacking action, he enlisted the help of GGN, supplied him with a list of offsets and what he knew to reside in them and work was started on a tool that would allow easier and more extensive BHH ROM hacking (you may have noticed the tool slipped into the Projects area a little while ago unannounced!).
Well, FF has now completed his work and is very proud to present the result of his and GGN's combined efforts: JHL13. Try it out, enjoy and offer Fredi some feedback at AA, Yaro, Jagware or any other forum you can find him ;-)
Lots has been happening, including atari.org going down. This has impacted in several ways... a glaring lack of updates here pre- and post-AC2013... the high scores are currently down as the atari.org setup is slightly different and they're a little bit broken... we've got a little bit of a backlog of news, but hopefully you've been keeping up to date on the facebook page.
Lots of tools news to update you with so let's crack on!
If you've been playing with qUaKe, Reboot's 640x480 high colour slideshow ROM creation tool, you might have noticed that it came bundled with the then-current versions of rmac and rln assembler and linker. These tools are the versions of mac/aln that we use to produce our games etc. Shamus397 is the driving force behind the development of the tools, but Linkovitch, SCPCD, GGN and others have contributed - you are free to do the same :-) Visit the rmac/rln page for details on how to get hold of them.
Meanwhile, the hyperactive GGN is back once again with another GFA32 masterpiece for some Jaguar fun times! His latest effort, in cooperation with FrediFredo, is a ROM editor for Brett Hull NHL Hockey. It lets you do all kinds of fun stuff to the game including changing team name, player names, stats and graphics! The BHHEdit page is ready when you are.
Compo results time!
The winner of the KM:F High Score Competition is.... Masematte!
The winner of the KM:F Random Draw is... racerx!
Both will be contacted via forum PM so we can send off your prizes - thanks to everyone for participating, more compos and more games soon!
The KM:F compo is over and the high score table sits at 64 entries - AWESOME!
So who won? Masematte, obviously! Nice one, Arne, it was never in doubt! What about the other prize, the random one? Come back tomorrow and find out, we're busy bringing Jaguar fans yet another Reboot release tonight!
There's a new article in the FEATURES section where we attempt to explain what happens when you buy our games (where does the money go?). You should find it details pretty much what we've done with any money we've made so far and how it has been and how it will continue to be put to good use in the near future.
The article also details how it's possible to put games out in physical form and also give them away for download at the same time, without any harm to potential sales. Four different sales models are covered using our own experiences: budget release, higher quality release, digital download and professional production.
There might also be a hint or two regarding our plans for the immediate future, so check it out!
Kobayashi maru sales continue to do well - it's now our most purchased game! Thanks once more to RGCD for making this release go so smoothly, the flash cart purchasing fund is looking very healthy now and should soon see another boost with our first release of 2013... but what will that be? A bit of something old and a bit of something new...
But before that, or possibly simultaneously, we're contributing to another project - a collaboration between multiple devs who are planning to use the new Jagtopus carts to release games with, all coming together to say thanks to SCPCD for his hard work designing it and the 4-cart programmer. This project is another RGCD managed CD release and will see all profits go to SCPCD as he continues to develop more exciting Jaguar hardware! Hopefully we'll all be able to help towards patching over that huge hole he burned in his pockets over the past 2 or 3 years :-)