June 23, 2004
Cyber Chick Final Demo Released
WisdomDude has delivered the last demo of his acclaimed Metroid-style shooter, Cyber Chick!
WisdomDude has done an amazing job with Cyber Chick's graphics, but that's not the half of it--the silky smooth animation and spot-on physics make these graphics even more impressive.
WisdomDude's Cyber Chick broke onto the QB scene in November 1999, with the release of a really great one-screen engine demo that really stood out because of the quality of the animation and physics.
Now four-and-a-half years later, WisdomDude is still working on Cyber Chick, and the final demo shows amazing progress. It features a conspiracy-laden plot about the President of the United States in 2015 trying to control the country's burgeoning population by releasing a plague of AIDS upon the American people. This demo sports dozens of enemies, a huge game environment, a wide array of power-ups and silky-smooth animation. Also included are a level editor and a music editor, for creating your own Cyber Chick worlds.
Back in November 1999, the first Cyber Chick engine demo received an 85% score from Pete's QBasic Site in a glowing review. We went on to dedicate a new section to following the progress of Cyber Chick, where WisdomDude delivered updates of his engine demo every couple weeks until September of 2000 after the site disbanded. (That section is still available here, though the information is quite outdated.) Cyber Chick went on to get a great response from the QB press and QB gamers alike at the 2000 QB Expo, hosted by V Planet!.
We highly encourage gamers to check out the newest Cyber Chick demo, which is available here. (The file weighs in at about six megabytes.)
You can also visit WisdomDude's website, where his other QuickBasic programs are available, including the HackMan series and QB's first TCP/IP network game, QB Connect 4!
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