Posts Tagged ‘ds’
A couple of homebrew programming enthusiasts have released a demo today for their version of Portal on Nintendo DS. In the works for a number of years now, the demo features a short campaign as well a level editor.
From their site:
This game is an adaptation of the portal games for the nintendo DS. It includes most of the mechanics found in the original. The code was written entirely by smealum (http://smealum.net, twitter.com/smealum) and the graphics were all made by Lobo (http://infectuous.com, twitter/infectuous).
This version is the first public release. It is very buggy and incomplete, but it is mostly playable. It includes 14 levels made by smealum, loganino and tenteran. It also features a full-fledged on-board level editor inspired by portal 2′s own perpetual testing initiative.
The game also features a kick-ass though largely incomplete and unpolished menu.
It’s actually quite remarkable and having a go at it myself, I rather enjoyed it. In fact, it’s easily the most impressive homebrew I’ve seen to date for the system. The controls are spot on, the framerate never stutters and it basically feels like a legit Portal game, but in miniature form. Wow.
Download the demo here: http://smealum.net/ASDS/?page_id=4
Well, with 3DS View’s blog section closed down it looks like this incarnation of 2DS View is moving on, riding off into the sunset much like the DS itself. 2DS View will live on after this in a new format on my personal site at espiox.net (or just follow me on Twitter to find out when it goes live) likely with a focus on editorial content rather than news. It’s been fun writing these over the past few months; if anyone’s actually been reading along, thank you! Here’s one more for the road.
Wow, that month went fast. Hope you all had a great Christmas and/or New Year!
I’ll be completely honest: I did not expect this feature to run into 2012. Right up until that last post, I figured news would dry up after Christmas and I’d need to make some drastic changes to keep 2DS View going. Then they announced Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break. We’re back this week with screens from the only notable DS release in 2012 (unless there’s any surprise announcements in the new year, of course), Devil Survivor 2. There’s also a couple of “man, Japan gets all the best stuff” stories, which I realize are kind of cliche, but they are also completely true.