The Legcay of Assembloids
The original concept comes from 'Quartet'.
This is how it all started, a well balanced flashgame by Photon Storm in 2010.
Programmed by Richard Davey, Graphics and Music by Ilija Melentijevic
The game was first named 'Assembloids' for the C64 port.
In 2012, James Monkham approached
developer Martin 'enthusi' Wendt with the idea
to port Quartet to the C64 for
RGCD C64 16KB Cartridge Game Development Competition.
Martin was enthusiastic immediately and together with the original artist Ilija and the musician
Owen Conrad the 16KB game Assembloids was written.
Assembloids managed to place 2nd on that compo,
became 'game of the week' in the Micromart newspaper,
was covered in a 'making of' in the german RETURN magazine issue 14,
Reviewed as 'best game' in the polish mag Komoda, issue #8,
An slightly enhanced and polished version can be purchased via RGCD: Assembloids 2013
You will find some additional coverage, i.e., here:
Assembloids Atari 800 XE/XL
A team around coder Xeen and musician stRing od Agenda and gfx artist Adam Wachowski wrote the port for
Assembloids XE for the Atari 800 XE/XL for the ABBUC Software Contest 2013,
where it placed 2nd.
Assembloids Atari 2600
Starting as early as 2013, Martin 'enthusi' Wendt
developed an ambitious version of Assembloids for the good old Atari 2600 in only 4K.
During the development process the graphics artist Sven Ruthner
joined the project and strongly
improved the visual design of the game, however limited that is on the Atari 2600.
An early version won 2nd place at the Sillyventure 2013 party.
The winning prototype was sold to a collector in a charity auction for 201 eur (the full sum was donated to doctors without borders).
After some break and other projects, development on Assembloids 2600 was picked up again in 2016. The game can be purchased via Atariage.com.
Follow the Assembloids 2600 thread on Atariage.com to keep up to date.
Spectrum ZX version by Martin 'enthusi' Wendt and Ilija Melentijevic
Follow the Assembloids for the ZX Spectrum thread
to keep up to date
last update to this site: September 8th, 2016