Building the C64 Game 'Outrun' in Javascript

#Games

Sat, Jan 12th, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

On the Code inComplete website, Jake Gordon shows you how he decided to revisit fond childhood memories of playing Outrun on his Commodore 64 by remaking the game from scratch. Using Javascript.

So, I wanted to try my hand at an old-school pseudo-3d racing game, a-la outrun, pitstop or pole-position. I dont plan on building a fully fleshed out and finished game but thought it would be fun to re-examine the mechanics of how these games pulled off their tricks. The curves, the hills, the sprites and the feeling of speed...

So, here’s a “weekend” project that ended up taking about 5 or 6 weekends...

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