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g a m e :: bob fossil's sudokuniverse
s y s t e m :: atari st+
k o d :: sh3-rg
m z x :: sh3-rg
g f x :: sh3-rg
t e z t :: partycle
t e z t :: neo-rg
e m a i l :: email@example.com
//First things first
There are two versions of the game here, one that is happy with various STs
and one that prefers Falcons & TTs. Needs a clean desktop, ST compat mode
on a Falcon, low res -basically nothing that might upset it. Min 1Mb memory
required to run the game. Keep the disk write enabled!
Sudokuniverse is my first attempt at a real game. I didn't finish Atariscne
Card Battle EX Plus Alpha or polish it up because it was just there for the
party as a bit of fun for the kids. This time I thought I'd at least try to
make something anyone could have a look at. I like my DS Sudoku games and
Sudoku didn't seem like it would be all that difficult to do. Some things
really bothered me about the games I had on the DS & I tried to make my
game avoid them (such as limited helpers/pencil marks) & also make things
simpler without making being too easy (no hints or cheats, but a nice tile
highlighter showing the only tiles you need to consider when working out
the correct possibilities).
There were other features I would have liked to add, but for different
reasons they didn't make it. I'd like to thank partycle, neo & pink for
their suggestions, most of which I weighed up but ignored ;) A tutorial
mode was a good one and highlighting numbers in red when input incorrectly
in earlier levels was another good one. Feel free to add them yourself with
the included files :P One thing I would have loved to do was have a proper
story with nice big animations. Problem here was I was already low on time
and disk space when Outline came along.
Before you read the doc (I'm sure you will ;) check out this oldskool
run-down of some sudokuniverse facts:
50 pages of pure STOS kod frenzy ;)
Over 400 frames of icons & sprites
A handful of fullscreen pictures
5 chip tunes written in tracq (internal release only) :
cracktro music - remake of saboteur II, made to test tracq
intro/menu - remake of Frazer's ace blakkel blippblopper
in-game music - final fantasy fans should recognise it ;)
level complete fanfare - final fantasy fans will cringe ;)
end music - my folktastic field walking from Outline 06
The characters featured are all to some degree Mighty Boosh guys
After 10 days I pretty much had the game playable with features.
Damo made a tile rendering machine code routine that was better
than my bodgings, but didn't get used and I feel bad :P
Utils used: STOS 2.07, Degas Elite 1.1, Tracq 1.0, Steem 3.2
This game nearly missed the deadline for OL08 due to me being
hurt, lazy, tired, drunk, lame and ignorant of deadlines
and busy making lots of gfx for earx & mr.pink!
GGN is the most helpful person on atari outside our group
Damo has the best ways of making you feel motivated to do shit
mSg can drink me under the table these days & then some
One other thing. The game as you get it is designed for 1 player only. If
you wish to start again or obtained this copy from someone else you need to
get yourself a new save file. Best way is to make a whole new copy of the
game. Otherwise, you can take the file sudokuni.vrse/bobby/dat/levs.lev,
back it up if you need to, remove it & rename the file new.bak to levs.lev
and you're away from level 1 again.
Welcome to Sudokuniverse - where your dreams come true...niverse.
Bob Fossil is the King of Sudokuniverse. He discovered it while out hunting
grey leg face man. You know, he's got legs and then another leg on his
face. The Sudokuniverse is a vast blue desert of disordered logic problems,
sparsely populated by various forms of life & life forms of various types.
Some of these various forms of life & life forms of various types have
taken away many important building blocks of the very fabric of the
Sudokuniverse. They also like to drink tea while on the move. They were so
impressed with Bob's first & so far only invention - the pocket cup - that
they installed him as their King. One of the King's most important duties
is now to bring order to the barren chaos of Sudokuniverse. Unfortunately,
as it happens, Bob has difficulty with numbers. You might think "So what?"
That's not an unreasonable thought until you consider that numbers are the
very building blocks that the Sudokuniverse was created from. Without
numbers, the place is just a blue hole and who wants to rule over a blue
hole? Not Bob Fossil. What Bob doesn't yet realise is that pure logic &
brain power are all that is needed to return the Sudokuniverse to the time
of tranquility & order. This is where you come in. You must help King
Bobby return those numbers to their correct places. Over and over again
until all is well again in the Sudokuniverse. I agree, the story is
somewhat contrived, but the challenge awaits - can you really deny Bob his
seat upon the throne of the Sudokuniverse? I thought not.
It is your mission to guide Bob Fossil, King of Sudokuniverse, safely
through each of the 51 desert landscapes (known as 'the levels') so that he
may sit upon his throne & rule over the land with his iron fist and drink
tea from his pocket cup. When the mission is complete, you will receive a
special token. You will also receive further instructions and a second much
more diffucult task will lie before you. Completion of this task will
result in you receiving your own personalised further adventures of Bob
Fossil Game Pak. This special edition adventure is only available to the
first 7 adventurers who complete the required steps & prove themselves
worthy to become one of the Seven Saviors of Sudokuniverse.
This is a special bonus to people who actually bother to RTFM & complete
the game quickly!
"We'll have no mathematics here. This is a logic game for logic people"
Sudoku doesn't require any special maths skills or calculations. It's
simply a game of logic & concentration.
"Nicey nicey Sudoku for him & her & me & you"
Anyone can play. All you have to do is complete the game board putting the
numbers 1 to 9 in each row, column & 3x3 sub-grid. They can only appear
once in each of these. That's it!
The numbers can appear in any order and diagonals are not part of the game.
Each game board has a given set of numbers, these can't be changed. Using
these givens, you will be able to complete the board. There is only one
unique solution to each puzzle in Sudokuniverse.
"...and that's why you should never bring a cricket bat to Greece!"
Do this & help King Bobby:
Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 to 9 appear once in each row
Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 to 9 appear once in each column
Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 to 9 appear once in each sub-grid
A complete puzzle has the numbers 1 to 9 in each row, column & sub-grid
"Your logic makes me feel like a dick!"
//Register this game:
"I've got a tiny wife to support"
Please send a post card of your own 'niverse:
119 Aintree Road
BOLTON BL3 1ES
If you play the game send the card. Play the game & don't send the card &
I'll come at you like a bus full of nuns. I'll be all over you like a nun
sandwich. Send a card, please, for the tiny wife's sake.
"Technically you're not a peeping tom if it's one of your relatives"
sarh - you are more atari kid than me these days, you r0x0r!
damo - thanks for warez, superior kod(unused, sorry), support, belief!
part - help, emmotional support, cvs, test, icles, obscure computer use.
neo - test, icles, walls & floors, fireplace removal, help, advice, stuff.
pink - some of my heroes wear eye patches - there's kirk douglas, me on a
friday night...er, did i mention kirk douglas? girls are shit, atari
mSg - i know you, i fought with you in 'nam - you sexually confuse me. you
have some very shit colleagues & you should remember how to bitch
rip - malc showed me a film of you on the internet. cool! not pr0n though
unlike the ones I caught him wanking over on ps3.
earx - twisty things, spinny things, smooth things, other things etc.
craz - videos, music, porn, videos of porn with music & other combinations
coop - pairs & future anglo-french bondage
gwem - 4k me, you get to work for next year :D
ggn - allowing me to fiddle with your CuNT & SNDH magic
dma - md is ace, with a bag full of gfx & some animation & you've got a
proper arcade smash on atari. why does a coder take so long to tell
us he is one ? It's your fucking job, man! Cool! :D
havc - I sit in front of the mirror, hold my can & pretend I'm a sick
cycl - ace booty bizniz
para - sExy warEz, always nice chats, i'll get chuck d's autograph for you
krad - i was too drunk to talk much sense, let's take some steps to bring
about your plans for a new world order.
grzy - ha! I went to outline, nere-ne-neeer! :P
cj - good luck with project, sounds interesting STuffs!
chrs - tos :) great to meet you. you have 4 nice letters in your name ;)
505 - hand luggage, conrad's, st-shaped computers- remember those?
d4rs - i had no complaints this year for once... well, mic broke! ;)
norm - your brain hurts my brain - i try to understand but i forget
tat - good luck with the big day & know we remember your aceNES.
lotk - i love my hat, bobby got it for me!
stgh - respect
tink - misc/crap pigmaster zzzz!
skrb - making me feel welcome & effort in trying to make it happen!
mkro - didn't get to say hi, sorry
strd - thumbs up
bgio - we want chips
chrn - could you try to explain what norman is telling me some time? ;)
zerk - nice hair, still going strong 5 years on
cih - i saw you with your son in .nl, looked nice together
felc - aaaah, tasty oranges!
evil - always on hand with the warez knowledge, cheers
deez - i remember you
nats - keep smiling and working hard :o)
glok - i met you the other day! yay! i think i was intoxicated, sorry.
aegr - relive the dream?
dklt - StosDEV rocks my world, can I have one please?
carb - download wizzard!
heav - ta for pest loan, i will give it back, one day, mwahahahaa etc.
afrm - 90% yawn, 8% ummm & 2% ace!
//STOS ROCKS MY WORLD!
Fuck GFA, Fuck C, Fuck Devpac/TurboAss, Fuck GodLib - STOS FTW!
OK, Pascal is propably better, ask crayon face if you dare
"Note to self: I hate whites"