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Posted by BlueFroman

That's strange and cool when people do this.

Edited by vegetashonor

Posted by AlexGBRO

???

Edited by believer258

That looks a lot like the first video game I ever played, Interstellar Assualt (which was a Game Boy version of a Gradius game).

EDIT: Here, for anyone interested:

Posted by GunstarRed

I got an email from Play-asia telling me there were THREE new Dreamcast games to buy the other day.(this was one of them)

Posted by Bollard

10 minutes? Jesus.

Edited by BooDoug187

So when do we get the quick look?

Posted by Bicycle_Repairman

Interesting. Would it be to crazy to assume it coming to steam and perhaps other consoles in about a year?

Edited by Trilogy

@bollard said:

10 minutes? Jesus.

At around 3 minutes I started to zone out. I went into deep contemplation about life. Thinking about college, past relationships, etc. Around 7 minutes in I realized that I had been watching an absurdly long gameplay video with no voice over of a dreamcast game that I had almost no interest or intention in playing since I don't actually own said dreamcast system.

Yeah...

Posted by fisk0

Haven't Dreamcast had an pretty active homebrew scene for quite a while now, with several commercial releases in the past 5 years or so? The SEGA Genesis also got a couple of new releases in the past couple of years, and I'm pretty sure there have been more new Atari 2600 games than just Halo 2600 too.

Don't get me wrong, it's cool that it's getting covered, but it's not an new phenomenon.

Posted by ICantBeStopped

What do I do? Download the game and burn it? Not that I've done that with other games on Dreamcast. I totally, totally haven't. Really.

Edited by Lego_My_Eggo

They must not have gotten the memo.

Posted by Krataur

@patrickklepek

Have you ever done a feature/interview about these developers who release games for old systems, either homebrew or full commercial releases? If not, I think it would be interesting to hear about what motivates them. Did they grow really attached to these systems growing up and want to make sure they'd never stop getting new content? And I can't imagine there being much of a profit from the commercial releases (though I could be wrong).

Apparently this was a Kickstarter started a year and a half ago: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redux/redux-dark-matters-a-shmup-for-sega-dreamcast

Posted by Bollard

@trilogy said:

@bollard said:

10 minutes? Jesus.

At around 3 minutes I started to zone out. I went into deep contemplation about life. Thinking about college, past relationships, etc. Around 7 minutes in I realized that I had been watching an absurdly long gameplay video with no voice over of a dreamcast game that I had almost no interest or intention in playing since I don't actually own said dreamcast system.

Yeah...

I only got two minutes in before I contemplated leaving this world and realised I should stop.

Edited by KenpachiRamaSama

2014 is finally the year the dreamcast is going to pick up steam I feel it.

Posted by stooven

Sega is getting back into hardware!

Posted by OneKillWonder_

Say wha?! There's more new stuff coming out for the goddamned Dreamcast than for either of new consoles right now. Still, it's cool that this exists.

As for the game, it looks like R-Type with a lot of caramel popcorn thrown in. Neat.

Posted by benjo_t

Good job I guess, but I couldn't be less interested in sidescrolling shooters of this ilk on any platform, let alone on an older one I don't own. I would be more interested if it seemed like they were working up against the platform's hardware limitations in interesting ways, but this game seems pretty safe from that perspective too. Could be wrong though, I ain't no developer!

Posted by Veektarius

This developer sounds like a hipster.

Edited by HatKing

I like when this stuff happens, but this game looks kind of boring outside of the whole "hey guys, it's 2014 and we made a Dreamcast game!" But, maybe I'm just missing what makes it interesting. I'll be honest, I tuned out about two minutes in.

Posted by Overbite

There are more dreamcast games coming out than Wii U games.

Posted by tourgen

That is one pink looking R-Type clone.

Well good luck to them. Looks like it plays alright, maybe a little easy on whatever setting they are showing here.

Posted by sqrabbit

Watching this made me want a bowl of peanut butter crunch.

Edited by wariomona

A similar (but better imo) developer still releasing dreamcast/neo geo games is NG Dev Team. They tried crowdfunding to get their recent Dreamcast Turrican-type game onto 3DS/WiiU but it got nowhere near the goal. I guess developers choose older consoles because its much cheaper/easier to release on...?

Edited by joelalfaro

"It's super cool it exists." Is that okay writing? :) Sounds weird.

Edited by Rodiard

@bollard said:

@trilogy said:

@bollard said:

10 minutes? Jesus.

At around 3 minutes I started to zone out. I went into deep contemplation about life. Thinking about college, past relationships, etc. Around 7 minutes in I realized that I had been watching an absurdly long gameplay video with no voice over of a dreamcast game that I had almost no interest or intention in playing since I don't actually own said dreamcast system.

Yeah...

I only got two minutes in before I contemplated leaving this world and realised I should stop.

I think you guys need to take a break from watching videos on the internet and read this instead:

http://blog.jeffgerstmann.net/post/74759021163/this-email-is-too-long-to-make-it-onto-the-podcast

Edited by beard_of_zeus

@krataur said:

@patrickklepek

Have you ever done a feature/interview about these developers who release games for old systems, either homebrew or full commercial releases? If not, I think it would be interesting to hear about what motivates them. Did they grow really attached to these systems growing up and want to make sure they'd never stop getting new content? And I can't imagine there being much of a profit from the commercial releases (though I could be wrong).

Apparently this was a Kickstarter started a year and a half ago: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redux/redux-dark-matters-a-shmup-for-sega-dreamcast

Yeah, I actually backed this Kickstarter (mainly just on the weirdness of a new Dreamcast game, but I think shmups are pretty fun too); it was a little touch-and-go since they overshot their schedule by quite a bit - pair that with a lack of communication and you start ending up with some antsy backers. I'm glad they seem to be finally shipping it out though.

My understanding is that the homebrew and/or shmup scene is still active for the Dreamcast, so maybe that motivated the devs im part? These are good questions you have posed.

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

That's pretty cool.

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Edited by psylah

How do I buy this game?
All of the ways to contact the dev team from the Kickstarter page are dead.

Super shady.

Posted by psylah

Man, that was one hell of a catch Bobby Abreu made! Let's celebrate this Phillies win by playing this new game I bought for my Sega Dreamcast!

Posted by csl316

Welp, now I know what Classic Game Room's game of the year is.

Posted by RuthLoose

THAT tiny-ass POV. This also looks like an up-rezzed GBA game.

Posted by PXAbstraction

Hunh, a new Dreamcast shmup! This would be pretty cool to cover for my YouTube channel and I really like shmups...

<checks price, 36 Euros or $54.66CAD>

O.o

Well, so much for that. Still cool to see this come out though.

Posted by antivanti

Wait.. is this an officially sanctioned release? Did they pay the license fee to SEGA or is it bootleg? If it is proper then it is totally baller =P If not it is still pretty cool =)

Edited by Astrophyle

I still have a Dreamcast in the living room. I may give this one a look, not that my super-nerd status needs any more help.

Posted by Wrenchfarm

Is it just me, or does that stage boss have a super intimidating robo-penis?

Posted by p00rdevil

Hi, what do you do? Oh, I been spending the last 2 years developing a game for the Dreamcast. Really?.... well cool.

I have to admit I still have my Dreamcast, but I don't know how many others do. Hey, maybe all that were sold are still around with their owners just waiting for a new game! I pulled mine out a few months ago to see if it was still working and it was! I played a little Grandia 2 and ever since I have been considering breaking it out again and finishing the game.

Posted by divergence

I wish hardware manufacturers would just support the homebrew community for their defunct old systems and offer full developments for a nominal fee. WIth the dev kit you get full rights to develop and distribute games all day long.

Edited by nickystixx

Dreamcast forever!

Posted by falling_fast

even weirder than people making new snes games. at least people actually still own working super nintendos. i've only ever even seen a dreamcast in real life once, and that was a long time ago.

Posted by HerbieBug

Can it be released on Steam, pls? I will play but i don't have a Dreamcast on hand here. :p

Posted by Korwin

Looks pretty slick considering how ancient the Dreamcast is these days. Dreamcast forever bitches.

Posted by Cuuniyevo

I don't understand how the gameplay works. They clearly got hit, but I saw no lifebar (the two bars at the bottom left appeared to be energy bars, related to their guns), and sometimes they didn't even bother dodging, and didn't die, but then they did die a couple times, to things that hadn't killed them a moment ago. Also, they went right past that powerup that was only a few pixels out of their path. 0_o`

At least one good thing came of this though: I was inexplicably reminded of Operation Spacehog. Man, that was a fun game.

Edited by LarryDavis

@rodiard: This really needs to be read on the bombcast, it's not like there are any new releases or news at the moment anyway.

Posted by IronScimitar

So when do we get the quick look?

I think this WAS the quick look...

Edited by IronScimitar

Did we just see the whole game?

Posted by pocketroid

There are new shmup DC games pretty regularly

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