Depthcharge - A 1977 arcade game as a work in progress port over to the Amiga in 1 day using scorpion!

While we wait for the big reveal for the Amiga both on here and Amiga Bill's live stream, we have another game to share with you which takes us way back to the 1970's, and it's Depthcharge! Yes indeed thanks to Saberman letting us know this evening, we've been told the 1977 Arcade game is not only being ported over to the Commodore Amiga using the Scorpion engine as a development by Acidbottle. But the creator has also made available the first version which he states " I had a crazy idea of creating a simple arcade port in 1 day using scorpion. The result was a nearly but not quite there yet "

According to the wikipedia for this game : Depthcharge is a single-player arcade game released in 1977 by Gremlin Industries. The game, which originally used a black-and-white CRT display, presents the player with a cut-away view of a section of ocean, on the surface of which is a destroyer with submarines passing beneath it. The player drops depth charges (up to six at a time) to destroy the submarines and moves the ship back and forth in order to avoid the submarines' mines. Up to four submarines may be present at any given time, each of which bears a score for destroying it that increases with its depth".

To do:

  • More score subs
  • Fix some animations
  • Prevent subs appearing at the same depth at once

Works on OCS but has slowdown unfortunately.

Links :1) Source 2) Download

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