Xmas Cart 2015

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Xmas Cart 2015

I will be making 5 ‘limited edition’ cartridges (the larger box pictured above). This cartridge differs from the regular edition by including a small LED christmas tree attached to the cartridge which flashes in response to game events.  These cartridges will be awarded to 5 customers (order numbers will be randomly selected by computer).

For those who wish to buy a ‘limited edition’ tree, or for those who missed last years release, I have made available a double pack including “Xmas Cart 2014” and a LED modded “Xmas Cart 2015” cartridge. Please note that there are no colour-changing USB modded trees available with any release this year, only the modded LED tree cart.

Games

Parcel Panic

In “Parcel Panic” you play as one of Santa Claus’ helpers, using your grabbing arm to pick presents off the assembly line conveyor belts. Santa Claus doesn’t tolerate mistakes so be careful!

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Space Tree X

“Space Tree X” : The further adventures of the tree that saved Christmas! A fun shoot-em up in the mold of Atari’s Asteroids.

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Video

Ordering Information

 

Xmas Cart 2015 is no longer available. There is a ROM download available for use with flashcarts and emulators.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Chris

It’s that time of year again…

 

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XMAS CART 2015

Announcing “Xmas Cart 2015”, once again a cartridge containing two festive themed games. This time around they are “Parcel Panic” and “Space Tree X”!

 

Parcel Panic

In “Parcel Panic” you play as one of Santa Claus’ helpers, using your grabbing arm to pick presents off the assembly line conveyor belts. Santa Claus doesn’t tolerate mistakes so be careful!

 

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Space Tree X

“Space Tree X” : The further adventures of the tree that saved Christmas! A fun shoot-em up in the mold of Atari’s Asteroids.

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More Information

Video and ordering details coming soon 🙂

 

Doodle (Free Download)

 

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Doodle is a simple vector drawing application.

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Use an analogue joystick in port 1 (or Lightpen in port 2 for the Lightpen version).

Joystick/Lightpen : Move cursor

Button 1 : Clear screen and reset to center

Button 2 : Hide/Show cursor

Button 3 : Draw to selected point

Button 4 : Move to selected point

Doodle will beep if the line you are trying to draw is too long or if you have ran out of lines (maximum of 255 lines).

Happy doodling!

Free ROM Downloads

Joystick Version

http://binarystarsoftware.com/bin/DOODLE_v1.BIN

Lightpen Version

http://binarystarsoftware.com/bin/DoodleLPv1.BIN

 

 

Subscriber Giveaway Winner!

The subscriber giveaway is now closed and I can happily announce that the winner is…<drumroll>

…Kevin O’Neill!

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Congratulations Kevin, I have already sent an email asking for your address. The cartridge (and USB Xmas tree) will be sent out on Monday.  I hope you enjoy your prize 🙂

Thanks to all for taking part, please stay subscribed to the mailing list as I’ll be making a couple announcements in the near future 🙂

Cheers,

Chris

V-Theremin (FREE ROM DOWNLOAD)

Just a little sound toy I made a while back. It makes a rough emulation of a the theremin (musical instrument) using the Vectrex sound chip and may be controlled by one or two analogue joysticks.

Screenshot :

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Use analogue joystick(s) to control the V-Theremin.

Button 1 = Toggles Mute
Button 2 = Toggles between 1 and 2 analog sticks for control.
Button 4 (on either stick) allows you to crudely play melodies without moving up and down to control volume.

When using 1 joystick :

Joy 1 Y Axis = Volume
Joy 1 X Axis = Pitch

When using 2 joysticks :

Joy 1 Y Axis = Volume                                                                                                 Joy 2 X Axis = Pitch

Download : http://binarystarsoftware.com/bin/V-THEREMIN_v101.BIN

Have fun!

Subscriber Giveaway!

Happy new year!

First of all, I’d like to give a huge thank-you to everyone who ordered the first Binary Star Software release “Xmas Cart 2014”, the response has been quite amazing 🙂 Thanks for your support!

I am making the cartridge available until January the 31st for anyone who would still like to order.

I have now set up a mailing list, which you can subscribe to by checking the “Sign me up for the newsletter” option in the comments section. I will be using this to send out updates of new releases periodically. Your email addresses will not be shared with any 3rd parties.

I’m giving away a FREE copy of “Xmas Cart 2014” (along with limited edition USB xmas tree) to ONE randomly selected subscriber on January 31st.

This give-away is open to anyone (including those who have already ordered Xmas Cart 2014).

The winner will be contacted on the 31st, so sign up before then for a chance to win!

Good Luck!

Chris

*UPDATE* The subscriber offer is now closed. The winner will be announced in a new website post and contacted via email.

 

 

Xmas Cart 2014 (Free ROM Download)

“Xmas Cart 2014″ (FREE VERSION) contains two festive-themed games.

Download : http://binarystarsoftware.com/bin/Xmas_Cart_2014_FREE.BIN

“Stocking Filler” is a game reminiscent of ‘Kaboom’ by Activision. The player must fill their stocking with all the falling presents while avoiding falling bombs.

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“Save The Trees” is a fast paced shoot-em-up game of survival where the player must dodge or shoot falling presents and snowmen while ensuring to destroy every bomb that falls before it reaches the bottom of the screen and ruins Christmas!

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Merry Xmas and a happy new year 🙂

Chris

Xmas Cart 2014

*Update * “Xmas Cart 2014” is no longer available to order. It will be back on sale Xmas 2015, along with another xmas game.

“Xmas Cart 2014” contains two festive-themed games.

“Stocking Filler” is a game reminiscent of ‘Kaboom’ by Activision. The player must fill their stocking with all the falling presents while avoiding falling bombs.

“Save The Trees” is a fast paced shoot-em-up game of survival where the player must dodge or shoot falling presents and snowmen while ensuring to destroy every bomb that falls before it reaches the bottom of the screen and ruins Christmas!

The first 10 copies sold contained (at no extra charge) a modified cartridge with a USB connector to power a colour-changing christmas tree which sits on top of your Vectrex! Very festive 🙂