MSXdev21 #34 - Arya

MSXdev21 #34 - Arya

by MSXdev Team on 02-09-2021, 14:18
Topic: Challenges
Tags: msxdev21, MSXdev

Arya is a puzzle game, inspired by the classic SEGA title “Columns”. A game from Brazil written completely in C language, with all sources available.

Play this colorful game either with keyboard or joystick in port one. All sources are available at here.

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Relevant link: Arya
Relevant link: Play online

Comments (8)

By albs_br

Hero (518)

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02-09-2021, 15:42

Hey, that's me!

I made this as a learning experience for C language. That's a well needed break from Go Penguin development.

There's a video too:

By ren

Prophet (2056)

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02-09-2021, 20:06

Following the link to your site gives a 'Server Not Found' error.

Not bad btw! Could do with some more sound (obviously Wink)

By albs_br

Hero (518)

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02-09-2021, 20:59

Yes, I'm having a hard time setting up DNS.
Direct link is:

By rvanzon

Resident (44)

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03-09-2021, 00:08

Great job. Thanks for making it open source!

By JMeric

Resident (51)

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04-09-2021, 09:32

Great game and great job you've done,
I really like puzzle game type games

congratulations Smile

By albs_br

Hero (518)

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04-09-2021, 16:48

Thanks, indeed I think it's good for a 16Kb ROM (although there is room for some improvement), and has a good performance for a C game.

That was a good experience, better than Asm on some aspects, worst on others, as expected.

I'm particularly happy with the results achieved by the visual effects, such as the countdown, the "Hit" and "Combo" blinking sprites, the fadeout on initial credits, etc.

So far my record is a little over 500 blocks.

By albs_br

Hero (518)

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05-09-2021, 18:10

My current record:

Actually I went a little far than this, but that is my last screenshot.

By bsittler

Champion (368)

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16-09-2021, 02:49

This game is really fun! It takes a special puzzle to hold my interest without music, and this qualifies. I think this game also somewhat compensates the users of MSX1 for the old official Columns being only MSX2 and above