wow... from one game dev to another....how did your brain come up with this concept and these mechanics!? whaaaaat... just realized after 20 at-bats that I'm on defense (maybe) and then wow...
Zenn Halsey Basesol '93
This game has been recovered from a floppy disk from the distant future and modified to run in a modern computer browser. The below text from its original instruction manual
(also from the distant future):
BaseSol - The Milky Way Sport 2
There's nothing humans love more on a casual Sunnday evening than heading to the local planetarium, buying some hot dogs or American Sludge, and looking up at the sky to watch a good old fashioned game of Basesol. Since the Global Basesol League was formed in 2876AD, they have worked with the best Basesol players around the world to compete for an international audience during Basesol season. Combining humankind's love of stargazing and competition, Basesol was one of the first Sports 2 to capture the hearts of those curious about the limitations of Astral Projection - or lack thereof!
Controls can be changed in the Options Menu.
What these controls do will vary depending on where in the game you are. You can press the H
on your keyboard or the Back button on your gamepad at any time to toggle context-aware
“How” to Play
Much like the ancient “sport” (note the lack of 2) of “baseball”, players form two teams that alternate between two different play styles. The stopping team has a pitcher who throws the sol to the jumping team's becomer (much like a baseballian “batter”), who must hit the sol with their spirit hands. Doing so will fuse the becomer with the sol and project them into the game field.
Once the sol is in the field, the becomer must jump off the sol and run to a nearby star. Brighter stars have stronger gravitational pulls that will pull the sol towards them. Successfully arriving at
a star will earn the jumping team a point. The stopping team's job is, as their name suggests, to stop the becomer from reaching
a star safely. The stopping team has two types of player at their disposal: the catchers that
guard each star, and the wanderers that can move freely around the game field. A becomer can be
taken “out” in a few ways:
- If any player on the stopping team catches the sol while the becomer is still fused with it, the becomer will become out.
- If a catcher is holding the sol when the becomer arrives at their star, they will become out.
- Any catcher or wanderer can perform a slam, which will launch several mini black holes out a short distance. if the becomer is caught in any of these, they will be slam dunked and become out. Additionally, the pitcher's black holes will last much longer than those of other players on the stopping team and will home in on the becomer.
After the jumping team has had 3 players taken out, the teams will switch and repeat. After both teams have jumped and stopped, the next inning will begin. The game will end after three innings.
For more in-depth information and advanced strategies, check out the Full Instruction Manual.
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|Release date||May 04, 2020|
|Author||Haunted Bees Productions|
|Tags||baseball, Comedy, Local multiplayer, Retro|
|Code license||GNU General Public License v3.0 (GPL)|
|Asset license||Creative Commons Attribution_ShareAlike v4.0 International|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Xbox controller|
|Accessibility||Subtitles, Configurable controls|
|Player count||1 - 2|
|Links||Source code, YouTube|
- Full Halsey '93 Instruction ManualMay 05, 2020
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Thank you! I honestly don't remember how it all came together - sometimes my brain just tells me to start writing some code and then when I'm done, I've got some sort of video game on my hands!
reminds me of both baseball, blaseball, and even Pesäpallo (swedish baseball) combined.
Love the art style and humor. The gameplay itself is confusing and would benefit from an in game tutorial. Then again maybe figuring out whats going on is part of the fun.
Thank you; I'm glad you liked it! The gameplay is definitely confusing, I'll admit. If I had more time I might have added more fleshed out instructions or a tutorial. But for now, I'm gonna go with what you said: "figuring out what's going on is part of the fun!" Or perhaps this game from the year 2992 is just too advanced for us 2020 players!
This is all over the place and I like it!