An update on the indie SEGA Dreamcast game SLaVE – why is it taking so long?

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Back in September of 2014 SLaVE, a Dreamcast game by indie developer Isotope and GOAT Store Publishing, was announced. The game was to combine the game design sensibilities and aesthetics of 80s arcade shooters with old school first person shooters like Doom and Wolfenstein. At the time of the games announcement, it looked as though the release was just around the corner with Goat Store taking pre-orders for a Limited Edition and a Limited Limited Edition. Since then, however, little has been said about the game aside from a mention in April 2015 of a “final bug test” and the cover art reveal.

And then? Nothing, at least until this week when Isotope developer Coraline released the following statement.

GOAT Store provides an update and cover art for indie Dreamcast game “SLaVE”

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During September of last year, longtime indie Dreamcast game publisher GOAT Store announced a new game entitled SLaVE. Described as a colorful first person shooter built around an enhanced Doom engine called 3DGE, SLaVE was due out in April of 2015. Since then, news has been light, but seeing as it is April of 2015 we finally have an update! Read the full e-mail from GOAT Store News after the break.

“Updated 21st/Feb” Play-Asia Slashes Prices off GOAT Games

Updated 21/02:

GSP isn’t issuing a statement on the price slashes Play-Asia has made but we’ve been informed that the discounts are a limited time sale rather than permanent price cuts, so it is possible that the games may return to their original prices.

Which means you’d better pick them up fast, if you haven’t already.

Original Story 20/02:

GOAT Store has been around for over a decade now, GOAT Store Publishing launched in 2003 with the release of Feet of Fury. To date they haven’t dropped prices off on any of their games; in fact each successive title has had a slight increase in the manufacturer suggested retail price.

Play-Asia has decided to break the GOAT Tradition by slashing prices up to 70% on all GOAT Games.

CHRiSTMAS INTO DREAMS: Journey of Dreamcast Deals

Funny Picture by GagaMan of The Dreamcast Junkyard
Note: GagaMan is a registered trade mark of DCJY and is in no way related or affiliated with Lady Gaga

The Dreamcast Scene is going to be very active this fall German Publisher redspotgames won’t have a new Dreamcast game out his year, but they are not letting that get in the way of the celebrations, in order to keep the scene active they have  permanently dropped prices of Wind & Water: Puzzle Battle (13.25) and Rush Rush Rally Racing (29.25).

American Publisher and Pioneer of indie games for Dreamcast GOAT Store have the best offer though, as they will give a free copy of Feet of Fury (the first indie game ever made) to anyone who buys anything from them no price limit (well the cheapest item on the store is 24 cents, just under a quarter), which is perfect cause they run the largest online Dreamcast Store, from batteries for your VMU to Japanese imports they have everything at economical prices.

Lastly Dreamcast fans don’t foget NG:Dev.Team have just released Dreamcast’s only new game Fast-Striker :).

GSP’s heart felt press release after the jump:

GOAT Store Publishing Launches New Website

It’s the 9th of September, and you know what that means: Dreamcast news! First out of the gate, some news from Dreamcast game publisher GOAT Store, with their new website design. Completely revamped, the website has been rebuilt to not only promote the games GOAT Store has already published – such as Irides, Cool Herders, and Feet of Fury – but also tell people how these games came to be in the first place. GOAT Store has also hinted at a new project, which will be revealed sometime this month.

Finally, GOAT Store is offering a special deal for anyone who signs up for their newsletter in the first 99 hours of the new website’s existence. No word on what that special deal is, but I guess we’ll just have to see.

You can visit the site here for more details, and sign up for the newsletter here.