Colosso Adventure Series

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"The Colosso game series was a childhood dream come true for me. As I was growing up I would always say I wanted to make Saturday morning cartoons or work for a big game company making video games. As I grew older and technology grew faster and cheaper. I found I could do these things on my own. With the help of the internet and computers I could not only make my own games but I could market them as well. Most games I played came from big company names, and I used things I liked and disliked to base a new game series around. The game will be released in four parts. They are:1. Escape from Dr. Colosso, 2. Colosso Revenge, 3.The Colosso Secret, and 4.The Colosso Value Pack. Although parts of the game series were incomplete, I felt the need to release the game in small parts like chapbooks to encourage users to play along. The first part of the series was released in April 1996. Hundreds of copies have moved around the internet and I am starting to get feedback from people who want more details on the rest of the series. Well the series is now complete! Bounce around my web pages and look for my stuff on the World Wide Web. The Colosso hunt awaits!"
--Thom Campana

The Colosso Adventure Series is a trilogy of games by Campana Productions (Thom Campana) made with the 3D Game Creation System, with the first part released in April 1996. Based on a childhood dream of creating computer games, the author based his design on his likes and dislikes from mainstream games of the time. The first episode, Escape from Dr. Colosso, was released in December and follows the efforts of man to rescue the kidnapped Red Princess from the vile Dr. Colosso and his legion of henchmen and monsters.[1] Episode two, Colosso Revenge, takes place after the events of the first game and features the quest to deactivate Colosso's create creating machine. Finally, episode three, Colosso Secret, involves the attempt to rid the world of Colosso's mutants back through their time gates. All three episodes were packaged together as the Colosso Value Pack as well, and the series marks an early incarnation of the episodic game model.[2] A successor series was worked on, utilizing a later version of Pie 3D, but only tests and betas were ever released.[3]

Escape from Dr. Colosso[edit]

"This is part one in the series. It was first released in April of 1996. The story begins with our beautiful Red Princess being kidnapped by a mad scientist named Dr. Colosso. You must rescue her and save the world from this killer. The doctor is a hideous man who has made hundreds of men and monsters work for him and fight you with all they have. It's your life against theirs to reach our princess and destroy the mad doctor. You have friends along the way to help you and weapons to use for a good fight. If you can fight your way out from Colosso's dungeon, and follow the mad doctor through the portholes of time, you can win your princess back and make the world right. The adventure awaits you. Order the game today!"
--Thom Campana

Colosso Revenge[edit]

"This is part two in the series released in December of 1996. The story continues from episode #1. If you haven't purchased the game you are missing out on a lot of fun. After the princess has been saved you learned that the mad doctor has left his monster machine on overload. You must now race to stop the machine before the world is destroyed. You had better hurry. As long as the machine is running you can still save us all, but more men and monsters are being made to fight you. Don't waste any more time order your game today!"
--Thom Campana

Colosso Secret[edit]

"The final episode in the series is out! You can play today. Just download the shareware episode today by going to the Download page. The world is safe now from Dr. Colosso, but you still have all these mindless men and monsters stalking you everywhere you turn. Your only hope to end this madness is to find the Colosso Secret! Return these creatures to the other side of the time gates, and close them for good. Due to improved memory management the registered version has more graphics, more animations, and more monsters than any other episode in the series. Order you registered episode now!"
--Thom Campana

Colosso Value Pack[edit]

"The Value pack is out! The CD has all three episodes and will save you a bunch of money do the math. Order today! This special value is only available on CD, and you can get the complete series now including all the freeware and shareware episodes currently in production. Why wait any longer order today!"
--Thom Campana

Colosso 4[edit]

"Coming in 2000 WIN95+ versions using DirectX. Beta test versions are available now for download. See the Win95 page on this site for information. File last updated 11/30/2000! Also see the download page for new 3D Battle Games."
--Thom Campana

Colosso 4 screenshot

A sequel being developed using version 2.x of the 3D Game Creation System for Microsoft Windows.


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