Market Master (MSXdev'21)
Market Master is a spinning plates style game written in MSX Basic and compiled using MSXBAS2ROM compiler.
Inspired on the simplicity of old atari games as well as the five forces business model and the BCG Matrix, your main goal in the game is to survive the maximum of time you can on the market, fighting and equilibrating all the market forces thats act against you.
The initial strategy and focus you choose to your company will change the forces balance, making some of them more difficult to keep in control.
Also, each fiscal year that you survive will make the market still worse for your company ("the universe entropy always increases" would say a physicist).
Use the diagonal arrows (ex: left+up) and space/trigger to counteract the market forces and avoid to be overwhelmed by them. Joysticks use are recommended although not required.
This is a MSX1 compatible game (standard ROM BASIC required). Play it also on a MSX2 and you will have a little better experience.
Good Luck, entrepreneur!
mkdir -p package/ unzip market.zip mv "MSXdev21_MarketMaster_v1.1.rom" package/MARKET.ROM mv "MSXdev21_MarketMaster_v1.1.txt" package/README.TXT cat > package/MARKET.BAT << EOF REM Look for SROM.COM in default dir IFF EXIST %_DISK%:\SOFAROM\SROM.COM %_DISK%:\SOFAROM\SROM.COM MARKET.ROM ELSE REM Try to run it from path IFF EXIST SROM.COM SROM.COM MARKET.ROM ELSE echo "SROM.COM not found. Install it with: 'HUB install SOFAROM'" exit 1 ENDIFF ENDIFF EOF unix2dos package/MARKET.BAT unix2dos package/README.TXT
hub install MARKET