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November 10, 2010

The very talented Nathan Strum has posted a nice review of Duck Attack! Here’s an excerpt:

“The graphics in Duck Attack! are outstanding. All of the sprites are large and multi-colored, and the ducks are especially impressive. To be sure, there's a lot of Adventure-like flicker, but it isn't too bad, and doesn't detract any from the enjoyment of the game. The sound is very good, with some helpful audio cues warning you of nearby enemies. If you have a SaveKey or AtariVox hooked up, it will save your top five high scores, but more impressively - you can save your progress mid-game. This means you can save your game, switch off your Atari, and resume right where you left off. How many times have you wished for that in other 2600 games?

Duck Attack! isn't just an homage to Adventure, it's a complete re-imagining of it. With impressive graphics, a huge world to explore, and a terrifically fun concept, you can't go wrong with it. Even if you're not a fan of the original Adventure, Duck Attack! stands on its own as one of the best, and certainly most unique, homebrew titles.”

Thanks Nathan!


August 31, 2010

Duck Attack! is now available from the AtariAge store!

In related news, Duck Attack! has been featured in Issue #13 of the French-language retro-gaming magazine Pix’n Love.


August 24, 2010

Kittysneezes.com has posted an interview with me regarding Duck Attack!, integer sequences, and plenty of other stuff. Check it out!

Also: now online are some pictures of the AtariAge display at the 2010 Classic Gaming Expo, where Duck Attack! made its debut earlier this month.


August 10, 2010


New Duck Attack! article in the business section of the News-Sentinel: Atari revival; City man develops new game for ‘antique’ computer hardware.

Also, you can now find Duck Attack! on Facebook!


August 4, 2010

Duck Attack! is now officially available in cartridge form! Get your copy today!

In other Duck Attack! news, The Toledo Free Press has written an amazing cover story on the Atari 2600 homebrewing phenomenon.


July 25, 2010

Duck Attack! has been featured on the front page of the Metro section in today’s Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: “Ducks roam new game for old Atari.”


July 24, 2010

I’ve uploaded some pictures of my recent appearance in First Presbyterian Theater’s production of Murderers.


July 20, 2010

Duck Attack! will be making its debut at the 2010 Classic Gaming Expo in Las Vegas July 31 — August 1. If you’re there you can be among the first to pick up an authentic Duck Attack! Atari 2600 cartridge, published by AtariAge.


June 6, 2010

The Math section has been redone, featuring an updated list of OEIS entries, a prime signature tree that illustrates prime signature branching, and a tabular view of the integers sorted by their prime signatures.


May 19, 2010

New article on Galaga: How to play for free (and crash the game.)


May 18, 2010

The Atari 2600 page has been updated with new info about games I’m currently working on.


May 3, 2010

New article posted on the hidden “broken heart” stage in Arkanoid.


March 5, 2010

A special all-green St. Patrick’s Day edition of Duck Attack! is now available to play.


March 3, 2010

You can now play play Duck Attack! online!


February 24, 2010

I’m wrapping up development on my first Atari 2600 homebrew, Duck Attack! Read more about it here.

Duck Attack!


February 23, 2010

Administrative note: Haloscan is shutting down their free comment service, so commenting on the site is no longer available. So if you have any comments, please send them via e-mail.


January 2, 2010

Two in a row! This week’s Slow Wave: Battle of the Bands.


December 20, 2009

Slow Wave appearance: The Santa Conspiracy.


December 16, 2009

You can now follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WillNicholes


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