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Tank War

February 22nd, 2008  /  Category: School Projects  / 

A remake of the Atari 2600 classic, Combat. Interestingly, I loved this game on the Atari when I was younger, so it was my idea to attempt to remake the game. This was my first big project college project and possibly my first programming project in general.

This game was the final project of my Introduction to Computational Media class my freshman year of college. Our 3 person group made this game in BASIC to run on Stella, an Atari 2600 emulator. For the project each person in our group had to act as either Game Designer, Producer, or Programmer. I was the most technical person in the group, so I ended up the programmer.

  Installation Instructions

  1. Download TankWar.zip from the button above
  2. Extract TankWar.zip to a folder on your computer
  3. Run the Stella installer.exe and follow the prompts
  4. This will install Stella, an Atari 2600 emulator
  5. Run Stella, and use it to open TankWar.bas.bin from step 2’s extracted folder.

Player 1

  • Movement – Arrow Keys
  • Fire – Space
Player 2

  • Movement – YGHJ
  • Fire – F

  • Only Player 1’s Score is Tracked
  • Player 1’s Score Determines Level Progression (Kill lots of things as player 1 to see the other 2 levels)
  • If the version of Stella included in the zip doesn’t work on your machine. Feel free to search for the latest version of Stella and try the TankWar bin with that.

Developed At
Georgia Tech

My Role

Action Shooter

Atari 2600