Nomolos

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I began this project in late 08' when I finally realized what I really wanted to do with programming as a hobby. I realized that making a game for one of the video game consoles I dearly loved as a child would likely motivate me more than anything else. I had a couple of ideas when I was a kid, and partially developed those ideas in QuickBASIC. But now that I'm a little older and wiser I thought it'd be way cooler to put those ideas on a real video game console and actually finish them.

Nomolos is a constrained right-scrolling action platformer game that borrows elements from the original Castlevania, Super Mario Bros. and other well known games. It stars an orange cat in armor named Nomolos (this is Solomon backwards, the name of one of my cats), and the setting is renaissance/baroque era. The soundtrack will consist entirely of baroque music by Domenico Scarlatti, but I may throw in a couple of pieces I've written also. My goal is to make a simple and fun game---I have no intention or desire to break new ground with it. I'm all about nostalgia and that "classic" feel.

Overview

  • Project owner: Gradualore
  • Developer: Gradualore
  • Artist: Ravenwolf
  • Compiler : CA65
  • Sound driver: Famitracker
  • Soundtrack by: Domenico Scarlatti
  • Started on: ~November 08
  • Current status: simple gameplay mechanics in place
  • Expected date: before Dec. 21st, 2012 so people can play it before we all die =)
  • Will make cart: Considering as possibility.

Current status

2009-11-14

I recently completed some code for switching between levels that may have graphics or PRG data residing in seperate banks using MMC1. Some very basic game play mechanics are in place, a single enemy and a single item. Development is going to start getting exciting soon as I begin to flesh it out with more enemies, more items, possibly a couple of powerups, a boss, etc. I hope within a year to have a worthy demo to show others.

Screenshots

2009-12-14
2009-10-30

Other links

Coming soon