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General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: September 20, 2009, 07:53:42 am »
Hm, no it wasn't that but that does look like my kind of game.  Thanks for that.  I'm gonna go find that and give it a go.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: September 20, 2009, 07:28:02 am »
I was so going to say Megaman until I saw the helmet line. :P Remember anything about the enemies or the story or what sort of gameplay was involved?

It was straight forward left to right, I think hack n slash (I can't remember if there were any guns usable by the player).  And the enemies I think were mostly robots or people in metal suits too.

Halloween Harry has a blue helmet.

I know that game and it wasn't that.  This was more 'serious' and the character proportions more realistic (well in that heroic game character/saturday morning cartoon sorta way I guess).  I'm starting to think it was so obscure I may never find it.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: September 19, 2009, 05:24:15 pm »

Thanks but hell no.  I still can't stand any game with mouse aiming.  And the game I recall didn't look like that at all.  It looked more.. japanese.  Pixelly.  Not sure how to describe it.  I'm sure the guy's suit was blue.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: September 19, 2009, 03:06:02 pm »
Can anyone help me find the name of a game I used to enjoy on my friends PC back in the late 90's or 2000/2001?  It's quite a console type thing being a 2D arcadey platform game.  Felt very japanese compared to other PC games of the time.  I'd know it if I saw an image of it.  The main character I seem to recall wore a fairly generic futuristic blue-ish metal armor suit (but I don't think he wore a helmet) and I think it was low resolution (part of why I liked it).  Despite it being a 'by the numbers' kind of game it was one of the very few games I've ever really liked playing on PC and I'd like to find it again and have it to keep (hoping it works on Windows XP without too much hassle).

I know the description is a bit vague which is why I haven't had much luck googling for it but I'm hoping someone here may have played it and remembers what it was called.

General Discussion / Re: Read the Rules, then introduce yourself here.
« on: September 13, 2009, 08:27:26 pm »
Figured I'd do a bit of reacquainting.

Before I went back to using my college era username of Carnivac I was known on the old Pixelation forum as Wolverine.  I'm now 30 and for the meantime live in Cambridge in England.

I started 'pixelling' on my Amstrad CPC 464 (still by far and away my favorite 8 bit home computer in every way) originally back in the 80's by changing the ASCII characters into various graphics and then proceeded to properly pixel using the public domain graphics programs Smart and G-Paint.  Moved onto higher color when I got an Amiga 1200 for a birthday and spent a great deal of time using Deluxe Paint IV.  Even though I couldn't pixel on it, my NES also provided me with some inspiration mainly due to games such as Batman and Mega Man 2.  The only modern systems I enjoy gaming on these days are my PlayStations mainly the PS3 and the PSP, the latter of which I'd quite like to develop some small 2D games for if I knew how to code for it.

These days I don't really pixel for anything but my own game projects and see myself as more of an 'old school spriter' than a true pixel artist.  The two main games I've been making are the NES/SNES inspired 'Hero - Celestial Force' (which itself is a sort of fangame/sequel to the game 'Hero' by my friend Ultimortal who went on to achieve great indie gamer fame by creating the very popular game 'Iji') and my Amstrad CPC tribute 'Cosmic Prison Commando' (which is also inspired by the Turrican series, the Amiga Turrican II being my all time favorite platform shoot 'em up).

I'm still recovering from various health issues that I've had for many years now, the pixelling helping me have something to keep my mind busy.  Now the health problems aren't quite as severe I get out a bit more now and have been studying karate and also attend a freestyle martial arts class to also help with fitness issues and to get used to being around people more often again.

Typed too much maybe but I'm done now.  :)

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: September 13, 2009, 08:04:21 pm »

Also ideally you could have messaged an admin to change the name on your old account to Carnivac. But does not really matter either :)

I didn't realise Wolverine was there until after I'd created a new account.  The members list at the bottom of the main page doesn't seem to be available to guests.

General Discussion / Re: Holy Background Pixels Batman!
« on: September 11, 2009, 07:24:12 pm »
Nice post.  Always enjoy looking at NES Batman screenshots.  Still own the cartridge and play the rom on my PSP often.  This game's graphics have definitely inspired me in the past.  Music's fantastic too.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: September 11, 2009, 04:05:54 pm »
Hi ptoing.  So my old account just sits there then?  If that's how you do things round here that's fine by me.  Doesn't matter either way, least I get my current name.

By the way was I supposed to post hello in the intros topic I've only just noticed in the Things of Importance and Interest section?

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: September 08, 2009, 10:53:23 am »
Just thought I'd say hi.  Used to be Wolverine some time ago (and still am on Pixel Joint since they can't change names easily apparently) and it looks like I still have a wolverine named account here too which I didn't realise so if the mods want to delete that please do.

Just signed up to comment now and then on some topics.  I'm not really much into pixel art these days as anything other than just the fact I like making games that look 8/16 bit so I don't think I'll have much to contribute but it's nice to see some people on here I used to follow back in the day.

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