Category: Dreamcast
Intrepid Izzy v2018.02 (Commerical) (WIP) (Kickstarter) (DC 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 February 2018 development update:

Intrepid Izzy Kickstarter Trailer

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Hello, you lovely people!

This month’s development update is a bit later than usual. That’s mostly on account of the fact that I had to file taxes in January over the funds that were raised last year. Normally this only takes an hour or so, but in this case it was a lot more complex and time-consuming than expected. But enough about that, on to the good stuff!

Backer NPCs and Portraits

Almost everyone who went for an in-game portrait or NPC has now submitted the information necessary to make them. I’ve made numerous sketches, which I will soon send to those involved for feedback.

Difficulty curve

Feedback on the demo was very positive, which makes me very happy. However, while some players picked it up effortlessly, there were others who found it to be quite difficult/overwhelming. To give the latter group a better chance to familiarise themselves with the intricacies of the game, it will start with an easy level which introduces the various moves more gradually. While working on this level, I’ve also designed some new, less menacing enemies.

Bugfixes

You’re probably used to only hearing about bugfixes during the final phase of a game’s development – or worse yet, only after it has already been released. But I as any developer with an ounce of sense knows, bugs should be found and fixed sooner rather than later. During the Kickstarter campaign, there was a lot of focus on creating more content to show off. But there was no time to pay attention to details, including non-critical bugs. Most of these have now been addressed.

Correction regarding the second Izzy figure

I said in my last update that a second statue would be produced in the form of Yzzi, Izzy’s evil doppelganger. Unfortunately the factory has meanwhile informed me that they ran into a technical problem producing this particular design in conjunction with the original one. I guess I should have waited until I actually had the product in my own hands before bringing the news. Anyway, the plans for a second figure are still in effect, just with a different design. I expect to hear from the factory again when they’re done celebrating Chinese New Year.

Best regards,

Roel van Mastbergen / Senile Team

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Hermes (Commercial) (Dreamcast)

Hermes joins the “Black Friday” fun and can be bought only today for 8€, instead of 15$, directly from the publisher DragonBox Shop! Shipping costs are not included!

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Hermes review for the Sega Dreamcast (DC misc)

Mads of Retro Asylum fame takes a look at a new release for the Dreamcast, a nice little platformer called Hermes. The game is also available on other formats. To buy the game and find more details please visit Retroguru.:

Hermes review for the Sega Dreamcast

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Intrepid Izzy (Commerical) (WIP) (Kickstarter) (DC Game)

You may remember Intrepid Izzy by Senile Team! Intrepid Izzy combines platforming, beat ’em up and adventure elements to create a unique experience with depth, character and above all, fun – and can now be supported via Kickstarter. There is a high chance for a Playstation 4 version along with possibly a Steam release for PC as well.

Intrepid Izzy Kickstarter Trailer

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Features:

* Change Izzy’s abilities by collecting different costumes
* Branching dialogue system
* Simple, but versatile controls inspired by beat ’em ups: only 4 buttons used (jump, attack, special and look)
* Fully configurable controls
* Non-linear progression
* Huge bosses
* Magic, science fiction, talking animals, robots, spaceships… everything is possible and anything can happen!

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Hermes (Commercial) (Dreamcast)

Hermes can be now pre-ordered from DragonBox Shop! If you like Jump’n Run games and the Dreamcast, this game might be for you.

Hermes – Run à la carte | by Retroguru (Official Trailer)

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Xenocider (WIP) (18-06-2017) (DC Game)

Xenocider got another big update with plenty of public information. Also see the bonus stage in action:

Xenocider for Dreamcast demo – Bonus stage WIP

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Xenocider (WIP) (10-06-2017) (DC Game)

Retro Sumus tease again with the physicals of Xenocider.

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Xenocider (WIP) (30-05-2017) (DC Game)

Retro Sumus released another teaser video of Xenocider.

Xenocider for Dreamcast demo – Sakura's Realm on real hardware

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Intrepid Izzy (WIP) (DC Game)

Intrepid Izzy runs on a real Dreamcast now! 🙂

Intrepid Izzy, new Dreamcast game in development

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Breakers (Commercial) (DC Game)

Breakers is a good, polished yet generic, mid-tier 90’s ‘beat-em up’ and represents something of a leap over the contemporary 16-bit fighters of the time. Huge sprites, great animated backgrounds (which feature characters who actually react to the fights going on in front of them), consistent frame rate, great music and effects makes Breakers a real treat for the senses. Breakers arrives on Dreamcast with a full feature set. Game modes, options and roster are all intact. This release is an Play-Asia exclusive release and can be now pre-ordered for 39.99 USD.

Breakers Dreamcast Release by JoshProd Video Game Producer

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