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Finely Chopped Meat - The Mathematics of Retro Programming

Working within the mathematical constraints of retro consoles like the NES can be difficult, but it will also make you a more creative programmer. All you need is the right techniques, like a butcher and his blade. Let’s examine how we can create movement mechanics within retro limitations.
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From Thousands to Hundreds: Exploring Memory Limitations in Retro Consoles

The memory capacity of a game cartridge has more to do with the amount of graphics it can handle or store. It affects the overall performance of the game, and what is possible for the game to do in terms of mechanics. This blog will offer a look at how these limitations can be overcome with creativity and planning.
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Smooth Jumping for Platformers

Since moving around platforms is such an integral part of the platformer experience, it is crucial that this feels good to the player. Getting controls to feel just right though is a balancing act between in-game physics, collision, and game design. It is feat for the truly meaty at heart. If this isn't you, fear not! Read on to find out more about these elements, and how we worked through them to make the jumping of Kon, a ghost minotaur, feel great in our upcoming NES platformer, The Meating!
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