Fractalus 0.5.0 alpha released

Fractalus 0.5.0 alpha build is now available for download from the Fractalus project page.

There is still a lot of work to be done, but I think this build is fairly playable. Let me know what you think at the Fractalus forum.


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9 Responses to “Fractalus 0.5.0 alpha released”

  1. Gryfon says:

    OMG! I’ve praying / posting / dreaming about a PC remake for DECADES – literally! Love the demo, captures the whole essence beautifully. Only two comments:

    You cant move the ship once you’ve landed…in the original you could move to see the craft (this is before you turn the shield off, so you could see turn to see the pilot coming)

    Mountains are STEEP 😉

    Keep up the excellent work down-under. You go gold with this and I’m dropping cash on your donation box dude!

  2. Kyle says:

    Have tried this in Linux using WINE.
    Works very well with good framerate.
    Remember playing the origional on the ol’ C64.
    Nice work Luke. 🙂

  3. Paul says:

    Great start, brought back a ton of memories from my Atari XL days, great work.

  4. Jim says:

    Hi Luke…
    Just downloaded the Fractalus 0.5.0 Alpha and I must say…its fantastic,the sound of the ship and the terrain is really rich.
    I shall look forward to seeing the completed project!
    I had this game for the Atari XL and always wondered why on earth it never got a later release?!
    Well done for keeping the game alive!

  5. Jonathan Amorosi says:

    The one game from my early childhood that just kept on popping up in my mind later in life… I finally gave in and started looking for this game to satisfy my urge to play it again not even knowing the name of it (now I do of course)! Turns out I wasn’t the only one though huh? I have to agree with you guys this game scared the living crap out of me as an 8 year old boy, but yet couldn’t get enough of course! Amazing game concept, done right this could be an amazing next-gen game I believe, keep up the good work for all of us!!

  6. Adam says:

    great job, i can’t wait to see the finished product. You got to put in some decent aliens that are frightening.

  7. Ernstudet2000 says:

    I was adicted to the C64 version!!!!
    But with this version you created a milestone!!!
    Great work keep on going!!!
    Two suggestions of improvement:
    #once the ship is landed and you can see the green
    rhombus closing in as a sign for the pilot or alien.
    Could you insert a graphical pilot or alien that is
    closing in(analog to the C64 version)
    #Is it possible to add the graphical mothership, instead
    of flickering dot in the far distance?

    Thank you for bringing some good old memories back

  8. Luke Arnold says:

    @Ernstudet2000 Updated graphics, including those for pilots/aliens and the mothership are planned for a future version. The 0.5.0 release is an early preview 🙂

  9. Danny says:

    Great to see this remake in the works. The game has a high level of playability – just plain fun. I played it on my Atari 800XL, spent many hours and totally shredded a couple of joysticks on my way to beating level 99. Your early release looks very promising. I’ll be watching for more.

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