I don't know if you guys like VN, but this godly product is one of the best VN's, which will fly around your minds, if you have read them. check it out According to the comments, the PR team aren't good, I wish I could help them to make the kickstarter a bit more famous. Well, wish is a strong word, but you know what I mean.
Awesome kickstarter for a game in the spirit of the Ultima games of the 80's. Just posting the link here in case there are people who are interested whom have not heard of this yet. As of this post there are 9 days left. It is fully funded and stretch goals are being reached. Spread the word!
Post by Gendo Ikari on Jan 11, 2017 1:06:15 GMT -5
The first half of the trailer is really badly done. It spends more time with several unoriginal blurb lines and then an idiotic meme face, rather than showing the game proper. I also feel like they could drop the "8 bit" part and just tell it's a C64 game, as unfortunately for too much people "8 bit" is just the NES regardless if they lived through that time or not, but on the other hand it's true that at least it's a game faithful to the era. I'm glad they've got funded because, in any case, it shows there is passion and will to make a "true" retro game - just, I hope, with not too much pop culture references (...a pug?).
Post by ommadawnyawn2 on Jan 11, 2017 1:38:10 GMT -5
It's also a PC game and they (partially anyway) went with 8-bit because you can change palettes to various other 8-bit systems. 8-bit is only synonymous with NES for north americans and nintendo fanboys.
The game seems quite well done though personally I don't have nostalgia for tile-based movement and scrolling nor 80s CRPGs. I'm gonna wait for a longer gameplay video.
Post by Elvin Atombender on Jan 11, 2017 7:22:32 GMT -5
It sure does look cool but I am still not completely sold. And I really hope that the loading system is as good as they claim as it wasn't uncommon for the most advanced C64 games to require a lot of disk swapping.
Well, I looked into it but I can't confirm that the OP is even associated with the project. So if anything, it belongs in the Crowd Funding thread...If I had access to the moderator tools from a phone, darn it all.
 Went ahead with the merge. Sorry for the suspicious treatment we gave you, k0r3uptd.
I am not affiliated with the project at all. Just one of the backers of the kickstarter who wants to spread the word about the game to fellow retro gamers. Looks like recently it got greenlighted on Steam, go I guess that helps too. Elvin, the game for the C64 is going to be on cartridge, so it bypasses any need for floppy disks and the disk drive. Saving will be also supported on the cartridge.
Figured I'd duck my head in here and point you guys to the "Life On Mars" Indiegogo:
There's this guy in Spain named Oscar Kenneth Albero Ingles who releases homebrew MSX2 games under the company name "KAI Magazine," and they're all really good. He constantly pushes the MSX2 to its technical limits, and churns out shockingly well-balanced and polished games at a ridiculous rate -- he released 3 unique MSX games and one compilation cartridge in 2016 alone, after releasing the original MSX2 version of Life On Mars in November 2015.
His games run the gamut from serious sci-fi fare like Life On Mars and Sector 88 (an excellent mission-based shmup he released only a few months ago) to bizarre titles like his recently released "Dim X," which is a bouncy ball puzzle platformer modeled after the classic game Bounder... except it has unlockable nudity... and stereoscopic 3D... and a Klingon language option. Now THAT'S a wide net to cast!
Every single one of his titles is fun and well-made, though, and Life On Mars has been kind of his pet project since he first developed the MSX version. I started playing it right around the time Marvelous Japan released Exile's End, and I used to joke that Life On Mars was "MSXile's End" because of its similarities -- but playing the demo of his PC remake, it's definitely got its own identity that I think really works for it.
I'd like to see this Indiegogo succeed because I really respect this guy's work, so... yeah... drop a few dollars his way and pass this along!