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Re: I made an old school RPG and it's launching on Steam!!

Postby ann4 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:05 pm

It looks awesome GALER. I'll be sure to check it out at launch :ugeek:

Best of luck!
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Re: I made an old school RPG and it's launching on Steam!!

Postby el7omo » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:17 am

I was so tempted by RPG Maker VX Ace, but seeing it was four years old, I was a little put off.

Some other people recommended 2003.

Hopefully this Black Friday they'll discount again, and if the 3DS version gets released outside Japan, I'll be on that!!
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Re: I made an old school RPG and it's launching on Steam!!

Postby GALER » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:31 am

el7omo wrote:Hopefully this Black Friday they'll discount again, and if the 3DS version gets released outside Japan, I'll be on that!!


Definitely! You and I BOTH!!
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Re: I made an old school RPG and it's launching on Steam!!

Postby el7omo » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:05 pm

Both on sale again.

Been reading up and the community is divided between the two. However I think I will get 2003 to test the waters.

Ace VX is like 3 years old! While 2003, not fooled by the name is last year.
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Re: I made an old school RPG and it's launching on Steam!!

Postby GALER » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:16 pm

el7omo wrote:Both on sale again.

Been reading up and the community is divided between the two. However I think I will get 2003 to test the waters.

Ace VX is like 3 years old! While 2003, not fooled by the name is last year.


Sounds like a wise plan!

Let me know if you need some insight or help if you are looking to do more complicated things with the rpgmaker2003 engine. I've done quite a bit of custom stuff using variables.

Enjoy!!
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Re: I made an old school RPG and it's launching on Steam!!

Postby GALER » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:00 pm

Hey guys!

I did up a little playthrough/walkthrough of the game to give you the gist of it! Hope you enjoy it!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6-VsxSETW0

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Re: GALER Contest: Win a chance to be a character in my game

Postby GALER » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:32 am

Hey guys!!

I decided to run a free contest where the winner gets to be their own personal character in my video game!!!

If interested, please click on the link below to know more!!!

http://galerplagueofheroes.weebly.com/contest.html
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Retro remakes in 3D

Postby fvsoftdev » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:53 pm

Hello fellow retro fans,

i decided to make 3D remakes of classic games and wanted to share with you.

At the moment they are only available for android mobile devices.

You can visit http://www.fv-soft.com for more informations

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fvsoft/

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cosmicspaceinvadersfree.game

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cosmicbreakoutfree.game

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Re: GALER: Plague of heroes (Retro JRPG) coming in May 2017!

Postby GALER » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:37 pm

The winner of the GALER Contest to be a character in my game is: Heather MacMichael!

The link below will bring you to the facebook group page of GALER, and her character design I made!!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater


I am also finished the 'Food Ration' system and implementation is working great with NO bugs!! This was an additional challenge that players can either take part in or not (difficult setting), where you need to purchase/plunder supplies such as rations as you venture out into the world overrun by zombies (Just like any zombie movie.)

I will be posting a youtube video hopefully soon to show the neat gameplay addition!

Thanks again everyone!!

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Re: (Kickstarter) Shadow Gangs: 80's ninja arcade action rev

Postby shadowgangs » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:23 pm



I wanted to share a WIP of Shadow Gangs, showing here boss Freddy.

Still not polished, very buggy, no proper sounds or effects, and many sprites of Dan here will be changed (walk animation and anything which doesn't look good).
Also Video quality is not great, I made it with an underpowered laptop.

But I wanted to share with you this to show this game is progressing.

Hope you like it!.
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Re: RETROID - A New Game Boy Game

Postby TheClassicBeast » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:26 am

Looks fantastic. Breakout is one of my all time favorites. I will have to give it a try soon, I will come back and let you know what I think!
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Second Dimension Releases & Updates

Postby dra600n » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:41 pm

Hey everyone! I wanted to start a thread with all of the Second Dimension info in one location rather than have a thread for each game/release/publication I do, and also a place to give information on any currently in progress projects.

The Second Dimension Website:

First, I'd like to talk about the website a little bit. The website is completely written in PHP using a MySQL back-end. The platform is a custom platform, called the Affinity Web Engine, which was designed to be modular to make it easier to implement new features and to update modules without taking the entire site down (plus, I set up a test server to do all my testing in anyway). The latest update was in December with the new eShop and inventory management system. This module is called Einstein (previous known as Newton). What this allows is a dynamic system that adjusts inventory when items are purchased. For example, if you purchase 10 Genesis PCB's, the quantity available for any game will be reduced by 10 if they use that part. This allows me to do a "print on demand" type of service, rather than make a specific set of copies of a game and designate a separate stock of inventory. It's pretty robust, though the end user never sees or knows any of this. Along with that, though, is whenever you purchase anything off of the site, it creates an invoice/order item that is updated each step of the way. If you're logged in, you'll be able to check the status with more detail (and if you order without being logged in, I can assign the order to a user account).

The next thing about the website is any game I publish or release that has any kind of achievement system will be supported through 2LINK. What is 2LINK? It's a system that lets you enter in the passwords, or codes, to show off your progress on the Second Dimension website. Currently one game is supported - Bomb on Basic City for the Genesis, but future titles will also support this feature, such as Handy Harvy.

The Games:

The games are the heart of Second Dimension, and the reason why I got into this business. Currently 2 games are available - Bomb on Basic City for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, and AO for the NES. I have 3 more games slated for release this year before summer time: Get'em Gary on the Nintendo NES, Handy Harvy on the Sega Genesis, and Socks the Cat on the Super Nintendo.

Bomb On Basic City:
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Bomb on Basic City was developed by Vetea of Studio Vetea, and is inspired by Bomb on Pixel City by Gamopat Studios (both of which are excellent people), and is a very addicting arcade style game on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. Filled with humor, hidden modes of play, and unlockable features that tweak the game play, this title will have you playing for hours. An unlockable 2 player mode is also available in the game so you and a friend can go head to head against each other, where player 2 controls the C++ ground units and the goal is to shoot Papi down before he destroys the buildings and the C++ units!

You can view the official Bomb on Basic City Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOAmJX2vPH4
For additional information, a demo rom, and game play videos: http://second-dimension.com/shop/product/17

AO:
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AO is a puzzle game where you control a brick, and your goal is to stand the brick in the goal pit to advance to the next level. The brick has 2 different positions: laying down (takes up 2 floor tiles) and standing up (takes up 1 floor tile). You have to maneuver the brick around the game board without falling off, and in some instances, obstacles or weak floors will block your passage. You start off with a score of 999, and as you progress, the score decreases. You can still finish the game even with the score at 0, so it's really just a way to track how well you do to progress through all of the 30+ levels.

You can also play 2 player mode, which is a race to the finish. Whoever finishes all of the boards first wins!

Official Trailer: Currently being worked on
Game Play Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUePbU-t_SE

Additional information: http://second-dimension.com/shop/product/16

AO was a purchase off of another developer, nemesys, as a means for Second Dimension to enter the world of NES games/releases.

Upcoming Releases:

Here's a list of what's coming up in 2017!


Get'em Gary:
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Get'em Gary is an arcade style game for the NES, inspired by games such as Donkey Kong, Wrecking Crew, and Disney's fictional game Fix-It Felix Jr. You control Gary, and your goal is to repair all of the windows with your mystical squeegee and close the shutters while avoiding the objects Rusty throws down on you (bombs, Genesis consoles, and bowling balls). As you progress up the building, the levels become more challenging, and if you make it far enough, additional challenges await you!

The Limited Edition (seen above) has been released, and was a small/limited release (a few copies remain, though, and will be for sale on the website when the Regular Edition is available). The items that come with the LE are:

  • A CIB copy of the game with Limited Edition artwork (limited to this release, partner releases, and review/demo copies only)
  • A poster of the LE artwork that is 18" by 24" in dimensions, on high quality poster paper (an option of having it folded or mailed separately is available)
  • A knitted skull/beanie cap with Gary on the front (it's very warm and comfy - I've been rocking it all the time this winter)
  • A bomb stress ball, because who doesn't like bomb stress balls?
  • A gummy turbo burger (the powerup in the game)
  • A one page comic to give some backstory on the characters

Get'em Gary will be available in the upcoming weeks, as it was one of the games included with the Socks the Cat kickstarter tiers. It's also on Steam Greenlight (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=842594443)

The Steam/PC version is the actual NES game, just modified to work with Gradual Games GGvm, a virtual machine platform to run NES games (the ROM data in this version isn't complete, so reproductions of this version would result in a soundless game).

Get'em Gary is Second Dimensions first NES game, and was programmed by Roth of Sly Dog Studios.

Official Trailer: In progress
Game Play Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XrDiIvQXp8

Get'em Gary is a single player only game.

Handy Harvy:
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Handy Harvy is the sequel to Get'em Gary, and on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. You play as Harvy and you have to save your girlfriend Leah from Rusty, who is now the leader of the local gang "The Mad Bombers". Handy Harvy takes place over a decade after Get'em Gary, so your powerups are, well, beer! There are some game play differences in Handy Harvy that aren't available in Get'em Gary:

  • You can rappel/hang off of balconies, which lets you avoid bomb blasts, as well as dodging kites in later stages
  • Closing the window shutters are optional
  • 2 player co-op mode!
  • Awards/Achievements
  • Cut scenes

Handy Harvy is currently in development. I'm programming this title, and I'm about 75% complete with the coding (just about all of the mechanics are in place, and I'm considering a surprise mode of game play!)

Official Trailer: Not currently available
Game Player/Development Progress Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqboLoWE3Ig

Other Games:

Socks the Cat may or may not be available after the Kickstarter orders are filled. As soon as I know, I'll let you all know :) I also have another NES title slated for 2017, but I'm not ready to announce that just yet, as I want to do something special for the release.

Other Items:

Second Dimension offers additional items that allow you to make your own physical copies of your games. I currently offer NES NROM-256 PCB's, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive PCB's for 2 MB or 4 MB games, as well as SRAM games, and also Sega Genesis replacement cartridges and cardboard cartridge trays.

Additional Information:

While I program games for Second Dimension, I've also worked on several commission projects, one of which was the port of Retroscribe's Blow'em Out for the Sega Genesis, and continue to work on projects with other retro companies as well as individuals who just want a game made for themselves.

You can also follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Second-Dimension/871101212913007), Twitter (https://twitter.com/alteredimension), and on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFbb4VE48OphSYNkjmbRFSg)

Feel free to post feedback on anything, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
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Re: Zombie dog: deep space runner [GAME]

Postby BenjiBenjamin123 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:03 pm

Looks really cool ;) 8-) Thanks for description and for useful link :) :D
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Re: Second Dimension Releases & Updates

Postby dra600n » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:50 pm

Get'em Gary is available on Itch.io: https://seconddimensionllc.itch.io/getem-gary

It runs on Windows PC, and is DRM free!
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Re: GALER: Plague of heroes (Retro JRPG) coming in May 2017!

Postby GALER » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:17 pm

Hey guys!! Just finished up making a retro-style game poster for GALER. Check it out!!

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Re: Retro remakes in 3D

Postby kirbydunker85 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:28 pm

Wow, very impressive. Now if I didn't have an antiquated turn-dial telephone I could play them.
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Re: (Kickstarter) Shadow Gangs: 80's ninja arcade action rev

Postby kirbydunker85 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:29 pm

Wow, cool cool. I just found my old Revenge of Shinobi Sega cart, it is still as brutal now as it was back then!
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Re: GALER: Plague of heroes (Retro JRPG) coming in May 2017!

Postby kirbydunker85 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:40 pm

Wow very interesting. This is something I'll definitely have to keep my eye on, thanks for the info!
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Re: GALER: Plague of heroes (Retro JRPG) coming in May 2017!

Postby GALER » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:19 pm

kirbydunker85 wrote:Wow very interesting. This is something I'll definitely have to keep my eye on, thanks for the info!


No worries man!!
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Indy Game / Kickstarter Thread

Postby Joe Boy 1986 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:04 pm

Simples really. If you're looking for backing in your Kickstarter for a game you are developing, or are just here to show your game or work in progress off, here's the place for it!
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