[Note: As of 12/1/2020 Home Computer Wars: Alpha Mission is now playable on The Internet Archive: here]
Original Publish date: 2/24/2008
Home Computer Wars: Alpha Mission is part 1 of a game that started as a series of lessons for Mochiland.com to help teach new Flash game programmers the structure of creating a game. The game is inspired by Coke exclusive game Pepsi Invaders for the Atari 2600. That game was a re-design of Space Invaders with the invaders changed into the letters P.E.P.S.I. For Home Computer Wars: Alpha Mission I decided to change the theme from ‘Cola Wars’ to the personal computer was of the early 80’s.
In the game you play as a trusty Atari 800 computer fighting off the hoards of competitors. You start with 8K, but by collecting memory module power-ups you can build-up to 64K (adding more fire-power) to your 8-bit Atari machine. This game has 12 levels that take you through 1983. Part 2 of the game, Home Computer Wars XL will continue the battle thorough the 16-bit era. All programming , game design and graphics were completed by myself, Steve Fulton. The sounds and music were creating by myself and my daughter Rachel Fulton.
You can play the game here: http://www.8bitrocket.com/games/homewars/homewars.aspx
This game was never meant to become a full-fledged 8bitrocket.com release. It’s small, quirky. self-indulgent little game that grew-out of a tutorial. If you get some enjoyment out of it, all-the-better.