Space Cat (MSXdev'22)
In the year 3122, humankind has conquered space and has taken their favourite pets with them: Cats.
Did you know that the favourite toys of cats in space are flying saucers? Even better, chasing mice while flying around! They are the only ones that can go into the narrow spaces and capture the SpaceRats, an evolved species that keeps annoying the crew of the spaceships.
It may not be easy, but cats are provided with expert training on the SpaceCat facility. Every kitty deserves a chance to pilot a spaceship.
Do you have what it takes to drive your Spaceship along the SpaceCat training deck?
Because the world will be a better place with more cats in flying saucers.
SpaceCat combines gameplay aspects of lander and platform games.You are a new student at the SpaceCat academy. Make it through the training deck, and you will be rewarded with an official certificate. With that, you can go into space as a SpaceCat pilot.
The SpaceCat manual is a bit sparse. It is just 6 pages and there are not many words on it. After all, cats can’t read.
Dodge walls, avoid lasers, pilot through narrow passages, catch the floating mice and more.
Prove that you are worthy of being called a SpaceCat.
We published the original SpaceCat game for Android in 2011. Back then it pushed what a mobile phone GPU could do. We were always putting as many polygons on screen as we could without compromising gameplay.I was already looking into creating a lander for MSX when I got the idea of a port (or more precisely, a demake) of SpaceCat, to see how far I could push the MSX.
This version tries to recreate the original as much as possible, including gameplay, levels and art style. Obviously, many things have been left out, but I hope you enjoy this demake of SpaceCat.
Most game tiles and sprites are based on the work of Vector Pixel Star (@vectorpixelstar) https://vectorpixelstar.wordpress.com/
mkdir -p package/ unzip spacecat.zip mv "MSXdev22_SpaceCat_v1.0.rom" package/SPACECAT.ROM pdftotext "MSXdev22_SpaceCat_v1.0.pdf" mv "MSXdev22_SpaceCat_v1.0.txt" package/README.TXT cat > package/SPACECAT.BAT << EOF REM Look for SROM.COM in default dir IFF EXIST %_DISK%:\SOFAROM\SROM.COM %_DISK%:\SOFAROM\SROM.COM SPACECAT.ROM ELSE REM Try to run it from path IFF EXIST SROM.COM SROM.COM SPACECAT.ROM ELSE echo "SROM.COM not found. Install it with: 'HUB install SOFAROM'" exit 1 ENDIFF ENDIFF EOF unix2dos package/SPACECAT.BAT unix2dos package/README.TXT
hub install SPACECAT