Orpheus' Revenge


| Comments (17) | Views (1)

I have not had time lately to scour the Web for games worthy of discussion here. Presently I am 'nose to the grindstone' at work studying for a practical exam in XSLT tomorrow, and working on a multi-user Flash adventure game. Look for another update again soon.

Orpheus' RevengeFiled under the 'downloadable' category, someone recently asked if Orpheus' Revenge was available anywhere online to download. Well, it just so happens that it is. Dan Volpe, code-master and one of our original Orpheus' Revenge team members, has put up a Web page for the game complete with a zip-file containing an executable of the game (Windows, DirectX 9.0b+).

Orpheus' Revenge is a 2D side-scrolling platform shooter game. It was developed at RIT as part of the Games Programming course concentration taught by Andy Phelps during the 10-week winter quarter, 2003-2004. The team responsible for the game consisted of: Dan Volpe, Nate Rode, Alex Cutting, Patrick Bellanca, and yours truly. Click.

While you are there, check out Dan's resume and other details. I hear he's looking for a job, and he is one of the best software engineers I have met while at RIT.

17 Comments

no prob, jay ;)

get right on it, go get them!! we'll love to see you back and ready again ;)

grtz, Max.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

hey jay you should go get the eagle eye game off of teagames.com so i can play it your site is one of the only ones not blocked at my school that has decent games. get it its fun

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Jimbo - been there, done that. Enjoy. Click.

Thanks, Max. =)

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Darn, Orpheus' Revenge crashed out on my machine after the initial scene with the sword and title. I'm running on WinXP with DirectX 9.0c, not sure why it gets upset. Drat!

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

We developed the game using DirectX 9.0b, so there *may* be an issue with that. I'll look into it and get back to you about it.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Same thing happened to me after the opening sequence too. Email me or post with suggestions. thanks

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Jay, great site. Will visit it more. Good luck with your XSLT exam!

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Another voice chiming in to say I had the same problem too.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

After speaking with Dan about it, it's possible the executable was not a release build, and therefore required the SDK to be installed to run. Dan has since recompiled the code and uploaded a new zip file. The new build also uses software vertex processing rather than hardware vertex processing in hopes of avoiding conflicts with some video cards.

So, if you tried to run the game and had problems, sorry for that, and yet thank you kindly for giving it a go. Try fetching the new build (at the same link published) and see if that does the trick for you. =)

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

uhoh, ignore my last comment, I got it working after re-installing latest MS DirectX. I can now play it :)

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Good to hear from you, Tonypa! =)

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
Shayne May 2, 2005 7:20 AM

This application has failed to start becouse the d3dx9_25.dll was not found....blah blah blah

Im running Direct X 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

not sure if Im the only one...but thought I would share this one..

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
Shayne May 2, 2005 7:59 AM

the online windows updated dx9 does not have that file....found this DX9 download that has what the game needs....share it with others who have the same problem

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Thanks, Shayne. =)

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

when i open battlefield 2 demo it says that the file "d3dx9_25" was not found. i reinstalled the game like 5 times and i still can't get it to work

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Matt - I don't know what Battlefield 2 demo is. Reinstalling the game is not going to provide you with a DirectX 9 file, you will need to reinstall DirectX to get that one.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Unfortunately, I cannot find the website that hosts Orpheus' Revenge. Also, Dan Volpe's website seems to be down. Would there be any way for me to get a copy of the game? The source as well?
I'm a student and am trying to learn how to write a game that looks half-way decent... I have a feeling that the code needed to create Orpheus' Revenge's graphics is way too complex for me, but I'd like to see it anyway just to learn.

Thanks a ton!

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
On the Edge of Earth: 5000> Tricky On the Edge of Earth: 5000 is a sci-fi adventure game by Roope Tamminen, originally developed for the Ludum Dare 48 game jam under the theme of "Connected Worlds". In it, you play as an astronaut attempting to terraform a world, using a whole bunch of sciencey stuff he doesn't quite remember how to use. While enjoyment will on the player's tolerance for tinkering, On the Edge of Earth: 5000 is a charming experience that rewards experimentation.  ...
1,608 Views
2 Comments
Hero and Daughter> Dora Tongue firmly planted in cheek and, um, assets spilling out all over the place, this dungeoncrawling RPG translated by vgperson and created by Tachi follows Ralph, a hero busted back down to level one, as he summons powerful female companions to help defeat the Dark Lord.  ...
Aries Escape: Episode No.14> elle While browsing a new display at the fine arts museum one day, you wind up trapped inside a strange exhibition. The artwork here is quite puzzling—literally. To escape these rooms, to even find the door, you need to collect clues and useful items, then use them to solve a series of puzzles.  ...
1,513 Views
14 Comments
Button Escape 24> Dora There are eleven buttons you need to find and click in order to escape from this challenge by Tototo Room, but first you need to get in touch with nature to solve the puzzles in your way...  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Maestro: Dark Talent

Browser game of the week

Pirateers 2

Mobile game of the week

Goblin Sword

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Popular on JiG


The Room

Virtual Villagers: Origins

Submachine 9: The Temple

Surgeon Simulator 2013

The House 2

Papa's pastaria

Fireboy and Watergirl 4: The Crystal Temple

Fireboy and Watergirl 3: The Ice Temple

Moonchild

The Royal Trap

Loren the Amazon Princess

1931: Scheherazade at the Library of Pergamum

Magical Diary

Heileen Series

Visit our great partner: maxcdn!

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.