Garbage Collection 3: Traffic Department 2192 remakeSubmitted by Earok on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 00:00
Time for the third game in the Garbage Collection, my aborted attempt to remake the shareware classic Traffic Department 2192.
First off, if you haven't already played the original through, don't download my remake. Instead go and download the original game at Classic Dos Games and run it through DosBox. The author has generously re-released the game under a Creative Commons license so it's all legit.
The original TD:2192 is a shoot-em-up that was released in the early 90s. Quite unusual for a game of that genre, it's main feature is a richly plotted Sci-Fi tale of revenge and redemption. While the core gameplay is mostly unchallenging, the storyline has kept me hooked from start to end through multiple replays.
The intention of myself and my collaborator Michael Haythorpe was to update the game for a modern audience, overhauling the gameplay and graphics, introducing voice acting but keeping the original story completely intact. Although we made some good progress (Such as bringing all of the graphics and cities across from the original data files) unfortunately for various reasons the project ran out of steam and ground to a halt.
The first five missions are in this release, and the first mission even has complete voice acting for Vel, Carl and Satair (Unfortunately I don't know who the voice actors are so I can't give credit! Sorry!). The gameplay sections are playable but throughly unfinished. If you are a hardcore fan of the original game then you might find this to be an interesting peek at what could have been.
Move and turn: Cursor keys