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Welcome ColecoVision fans!

My name is Daniel Bienvenu, you can call me NewColeco!

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About this site

This site exposes my passion for the ColecoVision console made by Coleco Industries Inc.

Because I grew up with this console, I wanted to make my own video games when I was young. During years, I've developed my programming skills by myself with Commodore computers. In 1996, a new game cartridge for the ColecoVision appears. During this period, I've developed tools and programmed my first ColecoVision projects. Since then, I've cumulated a lot of informations and years of coding tools and games. I'm proud to share my hard work and passion with fans.

The ColecoVision game system still amaze me and that's why I have been programming games for it since 1999.

Music

All composed by me based on real ColecoVision capabilities. If you like it, please make a donation.

Bomb'n Blast [ 2:18 ]
Commando [ 4:51 ]
Crazy Train [ 1:50 ]
GhostBlaster [ 1:51 ]
Passionate, The [ 2:50 ]
Space Harrier [ 2:34 ]
Splash Wave [ 2:42 ]
Super Ghouls N' Ghosts [ 2:44 ]
What is love? [ 2:50 ]

Programming Tools

NewColeco's Devkit (for Windows)
CV Paint 1.7.1 (need VB5 dll)
NewColeco's Devkit (for Windows) - build 20130720 : Essential documentations, libraries, tools and sample codes to create new videogames in C language for ColecoVision game system. Follow instructions in "readme.txt" file.

Games

All programmed by me since year 1999. Enjoy!

Years 1999-2004
Years 2005-2010
4K Games aka Minigames
Modified Games
Bonus
Stopped projects

Games 1999-2004

Ah, my first ColecoVision game projects! It makes me so nostalgic!

1999 - Breakout
2000 - DacMan
2000 - BustIn-Out
2001 - Miss Space Fury
2002 - Bejeweled
2002 - Gamepack #1
2003 - Gamepack #2
2004 - Reversi

BREAKOUT

DOWNLOAD BREAKOUT

In 1998, I had all the tools to make my first ColecoVision game from scratch. However, it took me months to have the courage to program and publish my first game. I've decided to make something pretty easy, based on my first coded games on Commodore computers when I was young. In the Commodore VIC-20 computer user's manual, there is a code for a bouncing round shape and it inspired me to make my first Breakout games back then. The ColecoVision version has me feeling nostalgic about my childhood.

DACMAN

DOWNLOAD DACMAN

During summer 2000, I was thinking of doing another game based on my childhood memories. In the 80s, Canadian Tire did a games compilation for the Commodore VIC-20 computer and one of the games was a primitive PACMAN clone. My adaptation for the ColecoVision is nicer and faster but still the same game idea.

BUSTIN-OUT

DOWNLOAD BUSTIN-OUT #0

After discussing with Sylvain de Chantal, he asked me if it's possible to do an erotic game for the ColecoVision. I've replied yes, but only if he takes care of the pictures, and this is the result.

MISS SPACE FURY

DOWNLOAD MISS SPACE FURY

Digital Press has asked me to do a special ColecoVision game for their 10th anniversary and I've accepted. After a discussion with Sylvain de Chantal and Joe Santulli, we agreed on the game concept and started the project. Sylvain de Chantal worked on the graphics while I was working on the development tools, sounds and the game itself. It was a great success.

BEJEWELED

DOWNLOAD BEJEWELED

January 2002, at university, a friend wanted to show me an online game he likes and dare me to make one for the ColecoVision. Accepting the challenge, I've coded a first version in no time. However, studies first, I had to do my homework and forget about this game, until Mathieu Proulx asked to work on a videogame project with me so I suggested him to complete this one, and this is the result.

GAMEPACK#1

DOWNLOAD GAMEPACK#1

With the objective to improve my development kit, I've started to optimize my toolkit library to be able to program even more in the cartridge memory size. After weeks of converting routines into assembly language, I've done this compilation of games, most of them are adaptations of simple games in BASIC from an old book for the Oric computer.

GAMEPACK#2

DOWNLOAD GAMEPACK#2 PROTOTYPE
DOWNLOAD GAMEPACK#2 FINAL VERSION

After the first games compilation, I was thinking of making a second one. But, instead of games from an old book about games in BASIC, I decided to do board games with the challenge of doing artificial intelligence. There are 4 bonus games ( to unlock ) in asection you can access by pressing 0 at the menu screen.

REVERSI

DOWNLOAD REVERSI AND DIAMOND DASH

For several years, I tried to code the artificial intelligence of this game. At first it took about an hour per game at the highest difficulty level, then I was able to optimize the waiting time with assembly language. Tired of coding it, *I put* it on the ice until AtariAge asked to publish this game. For the occasion, I added the bonus game Diamond Dash.

Games 2005-2010

My newest CV games, started during my depression phase.

2005 - Deflektor Kollection
2007 - Jeepers Creepers
2008 - Canadian Minigames #1
2009 - GhostBlaster

DEFLEKTOR KOLLECTION

DOWNLOAD DEFLEKTOR KOLLECTION
DOWNLOAD DOUBLE BREAKOUT

After fixing a curious bug with using the steering wheel, this project came out named Double Breakout at first. It was later renamed to Deflektor Kollection because Atari sent us a warning. They warned us not to use any of their trademarks like Breakout.

JEEPERS CREEPERS

DOWNLOAD JEEPERS CREEPERS

This project started in 2001 under the name Happy Halloween. It's finally in 2007 that I've decided to rewrite the game engin and complete the project once for all, within a single week.

CANADIAN MINIGAMES 1

DOWNLOAD CANADIAN MINIGAMES 1

This project was a collaboration of three bearded programmers. The goal was to publish a minigames collection and a joystick test utility in a single cartridge.

GHOSTBLASTER

DOWNLOAD GHOSTBLASTER REV.A (NTSC)
DOWNLOAD GHOSTBLASTER REV.B (PAL)
DOWNLOAD GHOSTBLASTER REV.B2 (PAL)

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the CCJVQ club, the one and only ghostblaster has to eliminate all of the ghosts and collect gems in this amazing game for the ColecoVision game system.

4K Games

My submited 4K ColecoVision games to the Minigame Compo.

2004 - Diamond Dash
2004 - Smash
2005 - Space Trainer
2006 - Jump or Die
2007 - Easter Bunny
2009 - Pickin' Sticks

DIAMOND DASH

DOWNLOAD DIAMOND DASH

This game is inspired by an old similar game where you also had to buy your material.

SMASH

DOWNLOAD SMASH
DOWNLOAD YANK BASH

This project was done to give interest into ColecoVision programming. It was the example of a presentation about programming in C language for the ADAMCon. A variant named "Yank Bash" was done by one listener at the convention.

SPACE TRAINER

DOWNLOAD SPACE TRAINER

My goal was to code another physique engine and to offer a competition game between 2 players.

JUMP OR DIE

DOWNLOAD JUMP OR DIE

Experimentation of a plateform engine with small sprites. You should know how to jump in order to collect all the keys. Coded in a single day, only 1 level.

EASTER BUNNY

DOWNLOAD EASTER BUNNY
DOWNLOAD EASTER BUNNY WITH TITLE SCREEN

A variation of my previous mini game "Jump or Die" where the Easter Bunny has to collect eggs to decorate them and hide them. Unfortunately, these eggs are well garded.

PICKIN' STICKS

DOWNLOAD PICKIN' STICKS 4K
DOWNLOAD PICKIN'S STICKS "OVER 9000"

An adaptation of a PC game programmed by Rachel Morris.

MODIFIED GAMES

Existing games that I've modified.

2010 - Destructor (joystick)
2010 - Slither (joystick)
2010 - Turbo (joystick)
2010 - Victory (joystick)

Bonus

All these projects made with my programming tools and my support.

2001 - Amazing Snake
2001 - 421 Dice Game
2002 - Tune Layer
2003 - BattleShip
2005 - Maze Maniac

Stopped Projects

A couple of my abandonned/unfinished projects.

2000 - Spectank
2001 - Chateau du Dragon
2003 - Wizard Cards Game

Others

Some of my unclassified Projects.

2002 - Mermaid SlideShow
2003 - Map Demo
2004 - Matrix Trailer Demo
2004 - Scrolling Text Demo
2004 - Sonic Music Box

Programmers

Programmers also making ColecoVision games.

Dale Wick
Eduardo Mello
John Dondzila
Luc miron
Jean-François Dupuis
Marcel de Kogel

Friends

Friends with a passion about videogames.

Junior Tétrault
Sylvain de Chantal

Internet

Various web sites regarding retrogaming.

AtariAge - US
Coleco Box Art - EU
Silicium - EU
C.G.C.C. - CA
C.C.J.V.Q. - CA
ColecoVision Zone - CA
Colecovision - DK
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