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Elventure, a new Video Game Shield game by trodoss

by Layne on September 1, 2012

Every discussion forum on the web is only as good as its best members, and Wayne and Layne has been very fortunate to have forum member trodoss contributing to the W&L forum. In addition to being very quick to help answer other’s questions and helping us flag and remove spam posts, trodoss has contributed a couple of really cool games for the Video Game Shield. We’ll be featuring these new games in some upcoming blog posts.

The first game is called Elventure, and is a top-down “adventure game where an intrepid elf explores the realm, gathering hidden treasure.” It’s really well done, and honestly we’re amazed at how much trodoss was able to do with such a simple platform. Remember how much better the graphics and gameplay were in Super Mario Bros. 3 compared to the original Super Mario Bros, despite running on the same exact hardware? This is sorta the same thing here, I never though we’d see a “Legend of Zelda” kind of game running on a lowly Arduino, so this is very exciting!

The game features an intrepid elf player character who journeys around the expansive map in search of gems, weapons, armor, and other items. The game has multiple types of enemies and different zone and tile textures, along with really fantastic music. There is even an overworld/underworld map you can download if you get stuck :- )

You can download Elventure from the trodoss-arduino repository at Google Project Hosting. Here is the link to the latest Elventure code, you simply need to download the zip archive and unzip into an “elventure” folder in your Arduino sketchbook directory. We’ve incorporated the code into the Video Game Shield code archive on our download page and in the W&L Github repository.

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