Category: Dreamcast
Super Nutmeg (WIP) v2019.12.31 (Dreamcast Game)

The development of Super Nutmeg by Retroguru continues. Here comes a fresh screenshot directly grabbed from Twitter.

By with 0 comments
Intrepid Izzy v2019.12 (Commerical) (WIP) (Kickstarter) (Dreamcast Game)

Intrepid Izzy by Senile Team combines platforming, beat ’em up and adventure elements to create a unique experience with depth, character and above all, fun. Here comes the late December 2019 development update:

Quote:

Costumes
Costumes have been completed for some time, but sometimes creative people get that creative itch, and they just can’t help themselves. In short: another costume has been made. Izzy was already wearing a miner’s helmet in the mine cart level, but now she can don the entire outfit! So costumes are now super completed.

Programming
Programming is practically finished. Everything works and the big list of bugs is now greatly reduced. Just some finishing touches and we’re done! Finishing touches such as achievements/trophies/goals. Whatever you call them, they’re a fun little extra in games and we believe there should be a nice mix of easy and harder trophies. And most importantly, they should have silly names – but you will find out what we came up with in due time.

Enemies
We have enemies by the bucketloads! I’m going to call this one finished.

Bosses
As you’ve seen in recent updates, we have been hard at work on the boss fights. We are still perfecting them, and depending on how that goes, may decide to add one or two more.

Levels
The levels are pretty much done, but we’re still tying some things together to improve the overall progression, and creating a grand entrance to the final boss. And of course the gradual tweaking, improving and expanding of the levels will continue bit by bit until the very last moment – all to make the game the best we can. Completion: 99%

Music
Almost finished! We just need to create an ending with some appropriate ending music to end all ending.

Release
So what about the release date you ask? Well, we’re not yet in a position to have an actual date. But we can tell you what the plan is.

We expect to complete “release candidate 1” as soon as January. This basically means the first complete version of the game, which is to be thoroughly tested to evaluate if it is ready for release. Depending on the test results, we may proceed with release, or create revised versions RC2, RC3 as needed.

First, we want to release the PC version, since no certifications or CD pressing is needed. This version will also be easiest to patch and update in case the need should arise. It will be released as soon as possible after a release candidate has passed our quality control.

The second step is to create the console versions based on the latest updated version. During this step Roel will have to put the finishing touches on the PS4 and Dreamcast versions. Naturally this will require some work on specific programming and graphical requirements, but also age rating, Sony certification, CD pressing for the Dreamcast, packaging, and all the little details that will pop up during development.

To estimate a timing for the console versions is even more tricky than for the PC version because we also depend on a lot of external factors. However, it will be as soon as possible and in 2020

By with 0 comments
Arcade Racing Legend (WIP) (Commercial) (Dreamcast Game)

JoshProd are hardly sleeping and came up with a beta test of their 3D racing game “Arcade Racing Legend” for the Sega Dreamcast. A Kickstarter should appear sometime soon.

Arcade Racing Legend Beta test Sega Dreamcast 3d Race
Watch this video on YouTube.

By with 0 comments
FX Unit Yuki – The Henshin Engine (Commercial) (Dreamcast Game)

FX Unit Yuki – The Henshin Engine: The game is part of a mixed-media project based on the web comic by Sarumaru. Henshin Engine is for the PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Dreamcast and PC CD-Rom/Steam. Henshin Engine is a 2D action platformer running on REAL classic gaming hardware for a true Retro-Experience! Since the game was programmed from the ground up for real classic video game systems, the classic experience will play and feel authentically retro whether you are playing it on a classic game system or the PC. The game costs 49.99 USD for Dreamcast.

Indie game FX Unit Yuki for Sega Dreamcast retro review! Guilty Gear X GIVEAWAY! Subscribe to enter!
Watch this video on YouTube.

By with 0 comments
Intrepid Izzy v2019.05 (Commerical) (WIP) (Kickstarter) (Dreamcast Game)

Intrepid Izzy by Senile Team combines platforming, beat ’em up and adventure elements to create a unique experience with depth, character and above all, fun. Here comes the May 2019 development update:

Quote:

The East Pole
This month a lot of progress was made on the snowiest of levels. A lot of playable areas were made, and we’ve been hard at work to include some nice graphical touches, such as a pretty ice bridge.

It’s going to be a fun level (if we do say so ourselves), which will require some exploration and costume switching in order to conquer it. And I’m sure there will be some secret chest somewhere as well 🙂

In order to get to the East Pole  you will need some transportation, i.e. Boaty McB, which we first showed in the April update. Naturally a boat also needs a home, so we are building Awesometown a small harbour!

I dream of Dreamcasts
The Dreamcast version of the game may be the most popular among our backers, and we certainly haven’t forgotten about it.  So please enjoy some Dreamcasty screenshots!

You may notice that there is some banding in the Dreamcast screenshots. Please note that this will be fixed in the final release.

On the technical side, Roel has further automated the build process. Meaning that making and testing the Dreamcast version of Intrepid Izzy will be quicker and easier from now on.

Other stuff!

  • Some small, but difficult to find bugs have been fixed, e.g. timing and physics bugs.
  • Re-balanced the coins: you get four times as many, but the prices have also gone up (except for the arcade). Inflation hard at work!
  • Prioritized some details in order to have a nice demo for the Animecon (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) on June 15.
  • Roel switched jobs. This time it’s a part-time job for 4 days a week and it’s also closer to home. So this will leave him with more spare time = more Izzy development time.
By with 0 comments
Finding Teddy (Commercial) (Dreamcast Game)

Finding Teddy is a fresh commercial Dreamcast Title by JoshProd. The PAL release costs 34.90€, without shipping.

A little girl was sleeping peacefully with her Teddy bear, when suddenly, a monster popped out from her cupboard then stole her favorite plush. When closing the door, the little girl awoke then got inside the cupboard. and was projected into a magical world, full of monsters and oddities. She must now explore this strange land and help its inhabitants in order to rescue her Teddy. Still one question remains : will she be able to go back to the real world ?

Finding Teddy Trailer
Watch this video on YouTube.

By with 0 comments
Robo-Ninja Climb v2019.05.10 (Dreamcast Game)

Robo-Ninja Climb is a short and challenging climbing/jumping game for the Sega Dreamcast by Bite the Chili Productions. Good to see the Dreamcast is still alive and kickin’ – unofficially tho.

By with 0 comments
Robo-Ninja Climb (Dreamcast Game)

Robo-Ninja Climb is a short and challenging climbing/jumping game for the Sega Dreamcast by Bite the Chili Productions.

By with 0 comments
Super Nutmeg (WIP) v2018.10.28 (Dreamcast Game)

The development of Super Nutmeg by Retroguru continues. Here comes a fresh screenshot directly grabbed from Facebook. Did you check the demo release already?

By with 0 comments
Super Nutmeg v0.8-demo (Dreamcast Game)

Super Nutmeg is a sidescrolling jump and run game. Rescue your buddies, fight the evil kidnapper, collect stars, earn powers and avoid enemies at any cost. As usual, a simple but yet slightly entertaining story. Powerups will make you climb ropes and jump higher, which can be of advantage in later levels and fighting the boss. The game is currently in progress.

By with 0 comments