Ed Fries, the old VP of Microsoft game publishing, also a big player in the Bungie Title HALO, has returned to the old school with a new old game, Halo 2600. It was presented at the Classic Game Expo in Las Vegas last weekend. Thank Ed from Atari Age.
I have not played the game yet, obviously….but it looks like fun. Here is a quote from Ed.
After reading the book I thought it might be fun to play around with writing some of my own code for the machine. I hadn’t written 6502 assembler in almost 30 years but it turns out it’s pretty easy to pick up again since there are so few instructions. I wasn’t sure what to write so I created a little Master Chief from Halo and made him run around the screen. Then I created an Elite for him to shoot at. At this point it wasn’t my intention to make a full game. I was just screwing around.