> Team Pixelboy Official Web Site : Remember The Flag

Challenge a friend or the computer in this friendly tile-matching game. Players take turns flipping tiles, revealing flags from countries all over the world. Uncover two flags of the same country to score points. You can also score extra points via the tic-tac-toe system applied to flipped tiles, or by flipping special tiles that affect the game in various ways. For a different kind of challenge, you can also play in "solitaire" mode, which lets you try to uncover all the matching flags without going over a given limit of consecutive mismatches.

This game is part of the Team Pixelboy Budget Series.

My good friend Óscar Toledo Gutiérrez (creator of Princess Quest, Mecha-8 and Mecha-9, and creator of the CoolCV emulator) received some very bad news back in spring 2016: His wife was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer, and she had to give birth to her daughter prematurely so she could receive chemotherapy treatments. When I learned about this, I decided to help Óscar with the medical bills by starting a new budget-priced series of Team Pixelboy games. These games are mostly ColecoVision ports of MSX homebrew games that were submitted to the MSXdev contests in recent years, and there are a few games coded from scratch as well. Some of the money from the sales of these budget games went directly to Óscar.

Armando Pérez Abad was a truly big help in making this budget series what it is. Not only did he introduce me to several people in the MSX homebrew community, he also volunteered to program a few games from scratch just for the budget series, because he really wanted to help Óscar as much as he could. These games coded from scratch had to be simple enough to be coded rapidly, and I had to create the graphics myself for all of them, so I jumped on the opportunity and suggested several interesting titles. Armando accepted programming three of those suggestions, namely Kaboom!, Remember The Flag and Yars' Revenge. However, recent changes in Armando's life forced him to drop Remember The Flag, and Óscar Toledo Gutiérrez was kind enough to pick up the project and see it through to the end.

Remember The Flag is the only truly "new" game in the Team Pixelboy budget series, in the sense that it's not a port from an MSX game or a game released on another console that was recoded from scratch for the ColecoVision. It is strongly inspired from the boardgame "Match II", but as the designer of the game, I added some elements which are designed to take advantage of the video game format.

The budget games were released in limited quantities, just enough to honor all pre-orders recorded during the summer of 2016. I would like to thank everyone who pre-ordered these games and helped our friend Óscar in his time of need.

This game was completed and released in 2017.

  • Luc Miron : Game design, graphics, beta-testing, box design, game manual, cartridge label
  • Óscar Toledo Gutiérrez : Game programming and music
  • Adán Toledo Gutiérrez : Music
  • Harvey deKleine : Electronic sourcing and assemblies
  • SPECIAL THANKS: Anders Carlsson, Tobie St-Aubin and Albert Yarusso.

Here is a YouTube video of Remember The Flag for ColecoVision.