DarkCubes released – Retro 16-bit demoscene gameyness

Away3D is an awesome 3D library for Flash. Flod is an awesome library for replaying tracker music in Flash. Throw those two things together with my inner-geek upbringing of the 80s and you get DarkCubes. I grew up drip-fed on ST/Amiga demo effects, and this random little 3D game is what I banged out during a couple of lunch breaks and some hours last night.

DarkCubes Credits

I actually wrote DarkCubes back in 2000 on the PC/Windows using DarkBASIC (hence the title of the game). So I had the code and figured it would make a good first experiment for Away3D. A bit of messing around, a bit of swearing, and lots of fiddling later and this tiny puzzler was born.

The logo is from the original PC game and was made by Yann ‘Kohai‘ Parmentier. The music is by Adam Sikorski (DSX of TRSI), 505 of Checkpoint and Toodeloo of the Dead Hackers Society. The rest by yours truly.

Lots of keys do stuff in-game, so have a fiddle! (1-5 changes the music for example, D turns on Debug info, 7-9 change texture, etc. Read the scroller for the full list).

I make no apologies for this beating shitty spec  Netbooks / PCs over the head with a giant CPU grinding axe. Deal with it. It’s hardly the end of the world.

DarkCubes In-game

Click here to play (sorry no pre-loader, but it’s only 1MB in size)

Enjoy 😉

Posted on October 1st 2009 at 2:09 pm by .
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  • October 2nd 2009 at 2:34 am

    Wooo level hmmm 4 or 5 (maybe a level counter on the next release?) 😀

  • October 2nd 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Pretty cool, I actually beat it like 5 times, 21 was my best round. I like the music and look, you should try and do more with it.

  • October 5th 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Awesome!:)

  • October 6th 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Pure zarjaz!

  • Some Funky Dude
    April 24th 2010 at 4:04 am

    Wow, nice!

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