Posts tagged fan game
There’s more Sonic fan games and hacks available to play than you can shake a stick at. But Russian Sonic 1 hacker vladikcomper hopes to grab your attention with his latest release, Sonic Winter Adventures.
As seen in the trailer above, Sonic Winter Adventures boasts new moves, new bosses and redesigned levels that’ll stop even the most experienced Sonic 1 players in their tracks. vladikcomper also says that multiple playthroughs will unlock additional features and modes.
[Source: Sega Nerds]
Sonic inspired indie game Freedom Planet has certainly been picking up a lot of steam since it’s hugely successful Kickstarter. Keeping this in mind, Stephen DiDuro has been sharing the game making process to it’s backers, including an exclusive peek at a new playable character and stage viewable to you above! When talking about the new character ‘Milla’, DiDuro commented that:
Milla isn’t as strong or durable as her friends, but she has a variety of moves that are good for exploring. She can summon and launch barriers, float in the air, pick up and throw item boxes, or create her own blocks out of thin air!
Very interesting indeed. I personally love the new animations displayed here and can’t wait to learn more about this game as the development progresses. Be rest assured that we here will keep you in the know as soon as anything new or important is displayed! But so far it’s all looking good and Milla looks like a ton of fun to play. Can not wait for this one!
[Source: TSSZ News]
Freedom Planet developer Stephen DiDuro has officially Kickstarted his Sonic homage with unexpected and crazily successful results. It was so successful in fact that the game reached 25% of the $2,000 goal within the first hour and is currently 300% over the projects initial target. Impressive stuff indeed as not too long ago Kickstarter was only a glint in the developers eyes. However now not only will DiDuro get to complete the game, but also add stretch goals and extra content. Pledging now will contribute towards extra characters and expansions, as fully animated cutscenes and ports have already become unlocked features. If you want to you can become a backer here.
The game is also up on Steam Greenlight and a demo is currently circling the internet. With all this big news we can hope to see this Gunstar Heroes and Sonic inspired title early next year (remember it is indie, long waits are part of the deal).
[Source: GalaxyTrail Twitter]
Kickstarter has been a been a hot bed for indie developers as of late and rightfully so. The platform allows people to raise money for projects and has been very useful to the development of many highly anticipated games coming soon. It’s easy to see then why developer Stephen DiDuro is tempted by the service to complete his (kind of) Sonic fan game, Freedom Planet. The creator is planning to ask for $1000 to add more platforms to the game’s development, as well as money left over for more music.
In a post on Sonic Retro, DiDuro commented that:
I’d like to setup a Kickstarter fund for the game, primarily for one reason – to make the final version as accessible as possible.
He later on went to talk about stretch goals:
I am considering right now if I should ask for an amount beyond this so that I can commission further artwork and possibly even those animated cutscenes I’ve been dreaming of, but since those are nonessentials, I should probably stick with the base amount.
If you’re not sure whether you’d support this game, there is a very fun demo which you can try out. Personally I’d love to see a Kickstarter as it can often lead to bigger and better games. And to be honest, I don’t see a problem. Sure you can see the Sega inspirations but it still has completely original characters, with a lot of different attacks and gameplay. But what’s your opinion? Would you support this? What did you think of the demo? Let me know in the comments or even in the Sega Addicts forums!
[Source: TSSZ News]
Owners of Sega’s old and rare home computer the SC-3000 will be pleased to hear that a group of fans over at SC-3000 Survivors have not only created a multicart, but are also selling it. The SC-3000 Mk II Multicart is able to store 63 different Sega SC-3000 and SG-1000 ROM images at once and can also be used to run any other tape software written for the SC-3000. The multicart comes pre-loaded with several tape games including homebrew titles and ports of games from other similar systems, however SG-1000 ROMs must be found and added to the cart manually.
It’s really fantastic to find that Sega fans around the world are still creating games and other cartridges for Sega’s oldest machines such as Martijn Wenting’s amazing Astrododge and this new SC-3000 Mk II Multicart. This is actually the second run of the multicart to go on sale, with the first selling out earlier this month. If pre-ordered before Jan 20th the cartridge will set you back $99 plus shipping, with the non-pre-order price being $109 plus shipping. Check out the sales page here, and let us know if you plan on picking one up in the comments section below!
Sega were a big player in the home console markets of the 80′s and 90′s, and many of our fond memories of retro consoles such as the Mega Drive/ Genesis and the Master System are the same ones that keep us gaming today. But even the most die-hard Sega fan may draw a blank when you ask them about Sega’s very first, Japan-only home console, the SG-1000.
One mad development band Martijn Wenting of Revival Studios aims to give the early little console some much needed love with Astrododge, the first physical release of an SG-1000 in approximately 30 years. Martijn took some time off his busy schedule to answer some of our questions about the console, the game, and the passion that brought his ambitious project to fruition. Check it out after the jump.
Matijn Wenting of Revival Studios has provided us with some further details on his ambitious homebrew game titled Astrododge for Sega’s very first home console, the incredibly rare, Japan only SG-1000.
Mr. Wenting has confirmed that the game will have the following features:
- Single player and 2-player versus mode
- Multicoloured graphics
- Internet highscore uploading
- Online rewards (achievements/trophies) displayed on an in game screen
The talented developer, who has previously created works for the Vectrex, Sinclair ZX-81, Videopac/Magnavox Odyssey 2 and more, has also informed us that, being his first SG-1000 game, it will act as a stepping stone to more new games in 2013.
Martijn has also told us that managing the physical production of Astrododge‘s cartridges and cases has been somewhat difficult, due to there being no physical SG-1000 homebrew releases in the past to use as reference points.
With regards to the version of Astrododge for Sega’s SC-3000, Martijn’s only comment was that a version ‘tailored’ to the rare Japanese home computer will be released in early 2013. Trailers for both games will debut at the upcoming Classic Games event held in Lier, Belgium.
An unmodified form of the above Astrododge screen shot from the SG-1000 version can be found after the jump, and be sure to leave us a comment while you’re down there!
SMS Power! forum member dragonfeet has unleashed a brand new Master System game named ‘Bread and Butter’. A co-op platformer, Bread and Butter has you assume the control of female chef Bread and glutinous fat boy Butter as they search each level for super-sized ingredients in order to bake ‘The Bread of Legends’.
It’s always good to hear that there are developers out there slaving away over hot keyboards to bring us wonderful new games for our wonderfully old consoles. Bread and Butter is available as a ROM for use with an emulator, and can be downloaded here. Have a crack at it and let us know what you think in the comments below!
[Source: SMS Power!]
A new vertical-scrolling shooter game named NEO XYX has been confirmed for release on the Dreamcast by developers NG:DEV.TEAM and is available for preorder now via their online store for €42.
We had already reported that the game’s NEOGEO MVS counterpart was made available for pre-order last month, with money made from pre-orders funding the development of the Dreamcast version. Similarly, the number of stages, bosses and music tracks will also increase as pre-orders are made for the Dreamcast version.
I’m always excited to hear about the development of new game’s for what must be one of the most homebrew friendly consoles in existence, Sega’s super-versatile Dreamcast. Anyone going to be picking this one up? Let us know in the comments below!
DCEmulation forum member Maturion has ported a linux version of the classic Chinese game past-time to the Dreamcast, called SDLLopanDC. The game runs both on Dreamcast emulators as well as on an actual, physical Dreamcast. So what are you waiting for, head over to the DCEmulation forum to get your grubby mitts on SDLLopanDC and keep the spirit of the Dreamcast alive! Oh, and let us know how your game of Mahjong goes in the comments section below.