Welcome to Tower And Dragon V1.1 Only 8K
Play Online Here: Masswerk: Tower And Dragon.
Or download the game directly here: TowerAndDragon.zip (This includes d64, tape cassette .wav, .tap, and more.) Release Video (3 minutes)New in V1.1:
Super Nintendo Game Controller Support!
Tower And Dragon is a classic dungeon crawling adventure with primary and offhand weapon, armor, quest storyline, moving walls, teleportation, and unique tilesets and monsters for each dungeon level. Your character starts out just after climbing down the stairs into an ancient ruin, discovered by following a dream. The game is a tribute to the game that inspired me to become a programmer: "Dungeon" from 1979. Like Dungeon, this game only requires 8K of memory.The Making Of (36 minutes)
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Tower And Dragon is written in assembly language, only requires an 8K Commodore PET, and is playable by disk drive or tape cassette on ROM1, ROM2, and ROM4 systems. You can play with more memory, but part of the design was to make sure the game would work on some of the oldest stock PET systems still around. Designing under these tight constraints was a monumental task where every byte counted.
The audio soundtrack on the splash screen uses Shiru's BuzzKick engine, converted to the PET and gives Tower And Dragon a unique and distinct audio that new games will follow. He also converted the theme music to run under BuzzKick. While the splash screen utilizes BuzzKick engine, it is not used in-game due to lack of memory. Therefore, only simple audio is utilized while in-game.
Lastly, to keep with the vintage theme, I recovered the data from maps in a game that I made as a boy in 1980. Those vintage maps are utilized in Tower And Dragon!
Norbert Landsteiner has a wonderful online PET emulator with recently released version 2.0 that includes audio. Play Online Here: Masswerk: Tower And Dragon.
This will make it easy for anyone to try out the game, as well as any other vintage games for the PET. His powerful emulator correctly works with Back To The Pet
, A Bright Shining Star
, and Faulty Robots
- 2023-03-13 Version 1.1 Released
- Added support for Super Nintendo Controller.
- Minor bug fixes.
- 2023-02-27 Version 1.0 Released