By Serdar | 2016/01/01 10:00
Welcome to the Robotron Recreation blog!
In this blog I'll be documenting my attempts to recreate the classic videogame Robotron: 2084, a favorite of mine since childhood.
Robotron: 2084 was (and still is) an arcade video game created in 1982 by Eugene Jarvis and Larry DeMar for Williams Electronics. It's since become regarded as a classic of video gaming, has been adapted from scratch for multiple platforms, and now enjoys a second life in its original incarnation by way of the magic of emulation.
I'm not writing an emulation of the game, though. What I'm doing is using the original graphics, audio, and game logic algorithms to reconstruct the game in a hardware-independent incarnation. Once I adapt the original version of the game, my plan is to add other game modes -- a "story mode", a "challenge mode", expand the number of levels, and so on.
Not yet. This is, after all, a recreation of a copyrighted work, and for now I am doing this entirely for my own amusement. I would only release this publicly if I had express permission to do so. But in time, I'm going to see if it's possible to redistribute this in some form. If I can't distribute this without the express permission of the copyright holders, I'd rather not push it.
Yes! I'm looking for help in the following ways:
None of this would have been possible without the following people and programs: