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On 04/10/2021 at 14:46, merman said:

So, the homebrew column was a key part of Retro Gamer - and it was brilliantly put together for years by the sadly missed Jason Kelk who passed away earlier this year.

 

With demand from the readers, it will be coming back in a new form in issue 228.

I will be taking over the writing & compiling of the column.

 

So if there is anything you want featured, any games or developers that deserve to be in the spotlight then let me know - either in this thread or via DM. And the developers themselves are welcome to get in touch. We always needs reviews and previews, and there’s will be interviews too.

 

We plan to cover a wide range of subjects, computers and consoles, game jams and competitions, and the publishers putting out great homebrew. New ideas include mini “making of” articles explaining how it is done, and guides to the best homebrew for various formats since the end of their “commercial” life.

Glad it's coming back :)

 

The making of stuff sounds like something I'd really like. I'd be interested in what tools they use. Maybe how much effort their games take to create. Anyway just my thoughts. Good luck.

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Some of the new Master System stuff is impressive, especially Flight of Pigarus, a 5 minute caravan shooter for free download or buy in a box from 2Minds.

 

Sorry to use my own video here but here's me finishing that 5 minutes for the first time with about 1/2 the score the good people get.

 

 

 

If you want to cover some SMS I can certainly point you at a few more.

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On 06/10/2021 at 21:43, Dudley said:

Some of the new Master System stuff is impressive, especially Flight of Pigarus, a 5 minute caravan shooter for free download or buy in a box from 2Minds.

 

Sorry to use my own video here but here's me finishing that 5 minutes for the first time with about 1/2 the score the good people get.

 

 

 

If you want to cover some SMS I can certainly point you at a few more.

 

Jason did cover that, but links to other things would be appreciated. I have already secured an interview about a forthcoming NES game and am delving deep into Electron homebrew too.

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On 06/10/2021 at 21:43, Dudley said:

Some of the new Master System stuff is impressive, especially Flight of Pigarus, a 5 minute caravan shooter for free download or buy in a box from 2Minds.

 

Sorry to use my own video here but here's me finishing that 5 minutes for the first time with about 1/2 the score the good people get.

 

 

 

If you want to cover some SMS I can certainly point you at a few more.

What's a caravan shooter? Genuine question!

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Not sure if you have covered this yet but I came across an upcoming port/remaster of Kung Fu Master for the Amiga that caught my interest.

 

https://mcgeezer.itch.io/kung-fu-remaster

 

I like this because firstly KFM is a game that looks great and has some great elements but is ultimately let down by being a bit crap and boring. 

And also because rather than a straight remake it's turned into a sort of re-imagining featuring elements of Vigilante, the unofficial(ish) sequel. Kind of in the style of Double Dragon Advance which was a bit of a mashup of the original games and sequels, and is one of my favourite retro remakes/remasters ever (although not homebrew obviously). 

 

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4 hours ago, deKay said:

E.g. 

 

 

 

Already talking to Johan, and fellow PICO-8 developer Paul Nicholls 

 

39 minutes ago, Anne Summers said:

Not sure if you have covered this yet but I came across an upcoming port/remaster of Kung Fu Master for the Amiga that caught my interest.

 

https://mcgeezer.itch.io/kung-fu-remaster

 

I like this because firstly KFM is a game that looks great and has some great elements but is ultimately let down by being a bit crap and boring. 

And also because rather than a straight remake it's turned into a sort of re-imagining featuring elements of Vigilante, the unofficial(ish) sequel. Kind of in the style of Double Dragon Advance which was a bit of a mashup of the original games and sequels, and is one of my favourite retro remakes/remasters ever (although not homebrew obviously). 

 

 

It is on my list of things to cover, and McGeezer has agreed to an interview...

 

Keep the suggestions coming guys!

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18 hours ago, merman said:

It is on my list of things to cover, and McGeezer has agreed to an interview...

Excellent, his Amiga Super Sprint conversion was fantastic, especially the YT videos explaining the process.

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