Developer Disc Quest has released v1.0 of his game Blubird. The game can now be downloaded from the Games section.
For the past few days, Blu-Play developer MisthaLu has done extensive testing trying to make a Blu-Play game run from DVD - and failing miserably. The conclusion is that it's just not possible (anymore). While the Xbox One will run a Blu-Play game from a DVD - yes even from a CD - the only other Blu-ray players that supports the socalled BD-5 and BD-9 discs (Blu-ray content on a DVD) are the really old (and slow) players.
But is that a big loss? Not really. Looking at the prices for a blu-ray burner, they can be found for as little as € 20 EUR. And single layer BD-R discs can be found for roughly the same prices as dual layer DVD+R discs. (It had to be a dual layer DVD for "optimal" compatibility). So there's really no point in all the hassle with DVD's.
Blu-Play developer Disc Quest has been working on his first Blu-Play project for quite some time now. It's a clone of Flappy Bird called "Blubird". Check it out here.
Blu-Play developer Sleirsgoevy is working on a BD-J emulator called "Blu-Player". It's meant to be an alternative testing tool to the software media players like VLC, Kodi and PowerDVD. Check it out here.
Developer Sleirsgoevy, who recently ported Doom to Blu-Play, is at it again. This time he's porting the C64 emulator Frodo to the platform. There's already a first beta available for download to check out. Get it here.
Developer Sleirsgoevy has ported Doom to Blu-Play a while back. The game can now be downloaded from the Games section.
A few videos of Sleirsgoevy's Blu-Play port of Doom can now be seen on YouTube.
A new Discord server has been created, for chatting about Blu-Play and getting help with development.
Click here to join.
PlayStationHaX forum user sleirsgoevy presents yet another example of a Cibyl MIPS-to-Java project: A Blu-Play version of Doom from 1993.
This is a very early preview, only demonstrating that it is absolutely doable to have Doom running as a Blu-Play game. Despite this only being an early preview, the framerate is fast and smooth already.
Download the disc folder structure here, ready to be burned to a BD-R or BD-RE.
Download the source code here.
sleirsgoevy presents an example use case of Cibyl MIPS-to-Java compiler. Code your game in C and transpile to BD-J. Read more at https://github.com/sleirsgoevy/bdj-cibyl or at PlayStationHaX forum
"The UFO Game!" has been ported to web, which means it can be played on your PC / Mac / Linux computer now. The link is:
Here 2 weeks after release, a complete gameplay video of "The UFO Game!" has been published on YouTube. Click here to watch.
LuBlu Entertainment has released their 2nd Blu-Play title today called "The UFO Game!".
Strongly inspired by the 38 year old game "Satellite Attack" for the Philips Videopac G7000 (or "UFO!" for the Magnavox Odyssey 2), "The UFO Game!" can be considered a kind of remake.
Download the ISO from the Games section.
Today a WIP preview video of the upcoming Blu-Play game "The UFO Game!" was uploaded to YouTube. Watch it here.
LuBlu Entertainment announced today that they're working on another Blu-Play game with the title "The UFO Game!". Read more here or here.
A whole new section has been added to the site now: The Developers Pages. There you will find information on how to get started developing Blu-Play games, and useful information in relation to the development.
A Frequently Asked Questions page has been added to blu-play.com now, which hopefully straightens out some of the frequently seen misconceptions about Blu-ray Disc Java.
A platforms page has been added to blu-play.com now, containing a list of platforms you can run Blu-Play games on. Did we forget something? Let us know!
We have registered channel #Blu-Play on Freenode. Come join other Blu-Play developers. Chat about ideas for projects, share your experience and advice.
Half a year after the release of 8-bit Memoirs, a new version is now available. This new release offers a bunch of additional features requested by a lot of users, and some bugfixes too.
At the same time, an online version is also available now. You can stream the project from your software media player like Kodi v18.
Go to www.8bitmemoirs.com to download. (The online and downloadable HTTP version is updated. The Torrent link is still the old version).
Issue #1 of 8-bit Memoirs which was released December 1st 2017, will see a version 1.1 release here in April. Turns out the author received a lot of suggestions for extra functionality that he has decided to add. The betatesters also seems to have missed a few bugs, which will also be fixed in v1.1.
A links page has been added to blu-play.com now, containing links to useful sites regarding BD-J coding.
8-bit Memoirs is an eBook about how the author experienced the computers and consoles from the 8-bit era. Issue #1 is out now, available as a 23 gb downloable ISO file. You also have the option of buying a physical disc complete with printed cover and label in a case.
Go to 8-bit Memoirs for more info!
Although 8-bit Memoirs isn't a game, it uses the same technology as Blu-play games: Blu-ray Disc Java.
8-bit Memoirs is an eBook about the 8-bit computers and gaming-consoles from the 80s, running on your PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console. You navigate the pages using your gamepad.
The book contains the equivalent of 250 pages of text, 5 hours of background music, 9 hours of supplemental videos, 100 screenshots and 14 illustrations. So there's entertainment for a while.
Stay tuned for more info!
The very first Blu-Play title has been released: "Ukko's Journey". See details under Games and/or read forum thread at PlayStationHax.xyz.
The Blu-Play.com website came online.
Blu-Play game "Ukko's Journey" announced.