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« on: December 03, 2007, 01:03:16 am »



Download Gamma 256 build

CONTROLS
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Cursor Keys or analog joystick

Alt-Enter toggles display modes between maximized, full-screen, and windowed.




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Standard Bits is an abstract exploration game in an ultra-low resolution field.  The main character is a single pixel, and the left analog joystick is your only control in an environment populated with entities that actively seek to attack you, as well as creatures that follow and protect you.   You may also encounter ambivalent hazards and innocuous inhabitants going about their own pixellated business.  Based on your interaction with the world, you can create complex behavior through simple input.

Pass over the white boxes to change your starting point if you are destroyed.

The name comes from StdBits(), which was the low-level pixel blitter in classic Mac OS.

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Let me just add that Gamma 256 was awesome.  It was great getting to meet and hang out with Ivan, Brandon, Fish, Guert, Steve, Matt, and everyone else!  Ivan (Toastie) has some pretty epic photos up on flickr.  And I will never forget the hours of Amtrak Mount&Blade BMcC, Toastie, and I shared as the Hudson passed by -- "I will drink from your skull!".

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 01:23:32 am »

Lovely stuff. Really enjoyed it. Never thought I could have so much fun with a dot.
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 01:44:32 am »

Dude, is that women playing your game? Because I think it's women playing your game.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007, 01:50:15 am »

Dude, is that women playing your game? Because I think it's women playing your game.

Haha
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007, 07:37:14 am »

women just love to play with mark's bits.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007, 12:07:12 pm »

women just love to play with mark's bits.

Good thing it's standard bits, not some incompatible bits he got going. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2007, 01:00:30 pm »

I've written up some reflections on gamma and blip, if anyone would like to read: http://doomlaser.com/trekking-across-the-northeast-for-gamma-256-and-blip

Featuring of course some of Ivan's photos, and the TIGS crew shot above.   

Ha, and Heather announced the title to the MIGS crowd as STD Bits..  If that's what I was going for I would have gone with the much catchier VDBits Wink
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2007, 09:16:46 pm »

I love this game. Muchfold. <3
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2007, 09:28:18 pm »

This is a very nice little game, with a lot of depth and originality. The way the various rooms are connected seems pretty illogical, but whatever. I love the environment interaction. The game as a whole is rather aimless, but I like that; there's no pressure.
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2008, 06:18:37 am »

Ha, and Heather announced the title to the MIGS crowd as STD Bits.. 

Oops!  I thought it was like a pun.
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2008, 06:23:00 am »

Amazing game. The style is just so awesome. I wish I had made this. If the music would've looped I could have played it for hours Kiss
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2014, 02:45:41 pm »

Just a quick update: If you'd like to play this game on a Mac, well, now you can:

http://doomlaser.com/mac-ports-for-standard-bits-shit-game/
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