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AMEBA a new saturn game !

Discussion in 'News' started by vbt, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. vbt

    vbt Staff Member

    yes a visual novel game is coming to the saturn (and dreamcast)


    interview here : http://retrosumus.com/2015/06/ameba-xenocider-screenshots-interview-dc-junkyard/
     
  2. Red Ring Rico

    Red Ring Rico Mid Boss

    Interesting. I didn't notice anywhere in the interview any mention of how they were going to get the Saturn version running without a modchip or other non-invasive means of getting a game booting (maybe via cartridge?).
     
  3. IceDigger

    IceDigger Founder Staff Member

    That would be amazing to have a new Saturn game being made.
     
  4. hombreimaginario

    hombreimaginario New Member

    Hello, my name is Carlos and I'm a member of Retro Sumus, more specifically the one interviewed up there :p

    It's still a bit too soon for us to reveal some specific details, but I'm here just incase you guys have questions I can aswer.

    Greetings from Spain! :)
     
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  5. Red Ring Rico

    Red Ring Rico Mid Boss

    Hey there, hombreimaginario. If you don't mean technical specifics; I'm curious as to how you plan on releasing the game for the Saturn, considering that it's practically impossible to boot Saturn games without either the System Disc or using the cartridge port to store some kind of bootloader.
     
  6. hombreimaginario

    hombreimaginario New Member

    We are still exploring both options: a boot cartridge or a reproduction of the theoretically impossible to reproduce "security ring" found in the Saturn discs. We'll see ;)
     
  7. hombreimaginario

    hombreimaginario New Member

    We shared this image last night on our Facebook and Twitter accounts...

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    "Script for our first demo is finished. See you at RetroBarcelona!" ;)
     
  8. mrkotfw

    mrkotfw New Member

    This is great! Hopefully we can see in-game screenshots as well!
     
  9. vbt

    vbt Staff Member

    yes it would be cool to see some pics and get more technical info ? maybe the game will be high res on saturn :)
     
  10. hombreimaginario

    hombreimaginario New Member

    Last edited: Sep 29, 2015
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  11. hombreimaginario

    hombreimaginario New Member

    Introducing Retro Sumus Dev Diaries! 3D designer Abel del Dedo and composer Juanjo Martín give us a glimpse of how Xenocider will look and sound!
    Check out our first video here!
    http://retrosumus.com/2015/10/dev-diaries-01/
     
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  12. hombreimaginario

    hombreimaginario New Member

    Chui's notes on Ameba code/puzzles/scripts and whatnot :p

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  13. vbt

    vbt Staff Member

    nice to see, you need also the help of fox68k (Oscar)
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2015
  14. chui

    chui New Member

    I'd like have fox68k's help like when we did neo4all, aes4all or gens4all.

    I'll ask him but he is very busy and his job is very far from here.
     
  15. mrkotfw

    mrkotfw New Member

    Great to see all of this!

    So Ameba will have some 3D?
     
  16. hombreimaginario

    hombreimaginario New Member

    Nope, Ameba is 100% original, 2D artwork. Xenocider is the one in 3D :)
     
  17. vbt

    vbt Staff Member

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  19. hombreimaginario

    hombreimaginario New Member

    Just asking for your opinions... Please think for a couple seconds before you answer: how many copies of a new Saturn game do you guys think would sell?

    This is a huge concern for us if we want to release Ameba for the Saturn, as both the coding and the manufacturing will be far more complicated (and expensive) than the average Dreamcast indie release. There's lots and lots of research to do if we were to include a Saturn version as a Kickstarter pledge (not that a Kickstarter campaign is decided yet).

    Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  20. Red Ring Rico

    Red Ring Rico Mid Boss

    I really couldn't estimate how many units it would sell. Mainly because I can't think of a single independently released Saturn game. Though I imagine it wouldn't be too far off what the Dreamcast would sell. I'd recommend also asking at any SEGA/Saturn-related boards such as SEGAbits, Sonic and Sega Retro Message Board, or The Saturn Lounge.
     

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