old previews - Oblivion
Oblivion, a new sideways-scrolling shoot'em'up from the author of Artemis, the excellent free two-level vertically scrolling shoot'em'up, was progressing well but was due out sometime in 1997. It missed that! It was looking better than
Artemis which was already great fun and well-designed, so it might have been something really special!
The game was being written by Jack Parkinson (code and sound) and Fillip Lund (graphics),
and featured a cooperative two-player mode. At the final stage of
development three levels were completed, with a fourth almost done and two yet to be
started on, although there were due to also be a few bonus levels as well in the finished product.
Game features included translucent smoke, large bosses, difficulty level control and detail
regulation which automatically turned off processor-intensive effects on slower machines.
There were lots of power-ups, too, including missiles, various types of defence, multiple
fire, missiles, lasers, chain guns, and various other weapons of destruction!
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