An EarthBound Book in the Works
I just realized that it’s almost been a decade since I wrote my old EarthBoundX game. In late 1998, I had just gotten a book about DirectX game programming and wanted to make something simple to learn the ropes. Eventually I decided to do an Arkanoid/Breakout-style game, but I wanted it to be something more exciting. So eventually I decided to give it an EarthBound theme.
Before long, I had the game working well, and had even written a simple scripting language to make enemies act certain ways. But the most time-consuming thing was making the background graphics, since back in those days, you had to take screenshots in an emulator, then sort of tape them together in a paint program. So I decided I’d ask two big EB fans I often heard about – reid and EBounding – for help.
This is what lead everything to happen, and soon after reid and I went on to get EarthBound.Net really started. And that’s how Starmen.Net came to be: this crappy game I made in 1998.
If you haven’t played it, give it a try. You can also download custom levels and make your own if you’re crazy enough. Though it’s just a crappy, simple game, I’m strangely still amazed at how much better it turned out than most of my previous games did in terms of complexity and graphics.
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- Mike: Also, I have to post once more to say: The cover texture effect is incredible and so Earthboundy. So many details like that make this utterly...
- Mike: I just received my copy this week, and it is amazing. The fact that you didn’t just throw a bunch of Earthbound localization facts, but...
- Jeff Shot First: My copy arrived today! It is… amazing. I haven’t put it down yet. I don’t really know what else to say. I think...
- TanukiDan: I can’t wait to get it! Would you mind if I talked about it on my lame youtube once I get it?
- Lochy: This looks awesome. Hopefully I can buy it as an after christmas present for myself. What an absolute treat!