Venture-Out is a mix between classic Breakout and classic Nintendo ARPGs like The Legend of Zelda. Or at least, it would be if I’d had the time to flesh it out some more! It is winnable in its current form: Find a way to open the two chests.
The game is made for DOS, using Watcom C and NASM to produce the binaries. To run it, double-click on one of the batch files to launch DOSBox in your preferred configuration. Once done, you might have to manually exit DOSBox by closing the window or typing ‘exit’ and hitting enter.
The idea behind this is to invest in a bit of a risk by cutting into your life-pool (Your spare balls) to get the items you need to clear the game.
Due to the obviously rushed nature of the game, things are a little bit rough around the edges: The ball is just using pure diagonal movement with no angular change. This can make things a bit tricky. If you have enough spare balls, you can launch some extra ones!
=== GAME CONTROLS ===
PADDLE MOVEMENT-> Arrow Keys
LAUNCH A BALL-> Spacebar
CHANGE SELECTED BALL TYPE-> TAB
EXIT GAME-> ESCAPE
Move off-screen to change between areas.
If you’re on the screen with a door in the cliff, press UP to enter it (That’s the shop). To choose an item, use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys, and press SPACE to select. To leave the shop, press DOWN.
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