Friday, February 10, 2006

It's Getting Hot in Here...

The obligatory Scorch post. Rather that stick this stuff into my profile, I'm gonna stash it here in my blog. You can find this on google if you're interested, but I'll put the links here, 'cause I'm such a nice guy. Back in my college days, I wrote a game called Scorched Earth, buying my first 15 minutes of fame. (Yeah I'm greedy, I want another 15. But 30 minutes should be enough for anyone...) It's even got a Wikipedia entry. For the most personal history, you can check out this email interview which I did with Ars Technica. And because I like to tease... with any luck, I'll be making some announcements about Scorched Earth right here in this very blog. So stay tuned - both of you.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please let it be an Xbox Live Arcade game!

marker said...

Scorched Earth became a pretty popular game when I was growing up, in part because it was shareware, and it was multiplayer, and we all know that "It's good to play together".

I wonder if something using OpenGL could be built on linux so one could compile for Mac/PC and linux. Do you have any experience in multi-platform games?

Anonymous said...

Yes, I'd love to see Scorched Earth on Xbox Live Arcade. With Worms coming out, it only makes sense to bring out Scorched Earth. I know I'd buy it without thinknig twice. I've been playuing Scorched earth since 1991, and I still play it. To have it on Live would be great so we can have the online multiplayer I always wanted.

PLEEEEEEASE bring it to Xbox Live Arcade. I know myself and many others will gladly buy it, and it would offer the game to a whole new audience. Trust me, people WILL buy it,. lots of people.

Anonymous said...

Wow, dude. Don't listen to these idiots trying to tease you with the promise of a few bucks. If you have any respect for the legacy of a dynamite game, you won't put it on Xbox Lame. Name it "SPRIG'S SCORCHED EARTH" and your name will be forever immortalized with it, and isn't that worth more than all the money in the Microsoft world? Of course it is.

Anonymous said...

Ahh, it would be good to see another scorched earth there seem to be problems with it running on XP.

Make another version and knock off all of these terrible games on the shelves now days.

Jeffrey Antonio Gomez said...

So I'm just curious, but do a lot of the people that find your blog, like me, come because they found out you created Scorched?

Anyway, thanks for the game. I was feeling nostalgic and looked it up on Wikipedia - you're on the bottom.

Sprig said...

I get a fair amount of traffic from Scorch, but more from MusicIP, which is my current project.

I suspect if I could get myself on a more regular blogging schedule, I'd have more readers, but this is just something I do for fun.

Cameron said...

The 'scorch3D' clone just doesn't have the touch the origial did. Bring out an official version :)

I'm not even sure it should be 3D (in terms of camera control). Did you see lemmings revolutions? They mapped the old lemmings style onto a cylinder.

Jesse aka smackbringer said...

Wendell, I've tried to contact you for so long. Its great to see you with your blog here. I was a S.E. fan in the early 90's and some work friends and I got together and tried to make an "Unofficial Sequel" to Scorched Earth in C++ created as a labor of love. It's called Charred Dirt and its freeware. Took us 4 years to make doing it in our spare time. Would love it if you would give me your opinion of it, even if its, it sucks, take it down. Controls are identical to Scorch and its USB gamepad capable. Windows 2000,XP and Vista compatible.

www.charreddirt.com The Site
eightman@hotmail.com My Email

Thanks, and keep on with the awesome programming. You're my hero!

Paul said...

For what it is worth, you can play Scortched Earth on basically any system through DosBox: http://www.dosbox.com/ This actually emulates an Dos system and as such, doesn't run into compatibility issues on Windows or even Linux. (Try finding DOS drivers for any modern hardware)

Thanks for Scorched Earth, Wendell! I had a lot of fun with this one as a kid.