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Title: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on October 18, 2015, 06:47:01 am
Hello, my name is Carlos and I'm a writer and all-around communications guy at Retro Sumus (http://twitter.com/RetroSumus), a small dev team located in Spain. We are currently developing Ameba and Xenocider for Dreamcast and PC.

As some of you may already know, Ameba is a detective adventure in the form of a western-made visual novel. The story takes place in Madrid, Spain, and the main character is a veteran senior officer from the Policía Nacional.

You can watch the teaser trailer here:
http://youtu.be/NXbj2LV7YvE (http://youtu.be/NXbj2LV7YvE)

And here is our first interview with SegaZine last year showing some character sketches...
http://retrosumus.com/2014/11/our-first-interview-character-designs-revealed/ (http://retrosumus.com/2014/11/our-first-interview-character-designs-revealed/)

...and our second interview, with the Dreamcast Junkyard, where we showed the first screenshots of both Ameba and on-rails shooter Xenocider our personal, 3D tribute to Space Harrier.
http://retrosumus.com/2015/06/ameba-xenocider-screenshots-interview-dc-junkyard/ (http://retrosumus.com/2015/06/ameba-xenocider-screenshots-interview-dc-junkyard/)

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/ameba1.jpg)

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/ameba2.jpg)

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/xenocider_2.jpg)

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/xenocider_3.jpg)


Also, we just started our own Dev Diaries, so just in case you guys want to know more about how both projects are going, you can check out the first two chapters. Chapter 1 is focused on Xenocider level design, while chapter 2 shows composer Juanjo Martín coming up with a great piano tune for Ameba in his studio.

http://retrosumus.com/2015/10/dev-diaries-01/ (http://retrosumus.com/2015/10/dev-diaries-01/)
http://youtu.be/K2-_TgrFvkk (http://youtu.be/K2-_TgrFvkk)

http://retrosumus.com/2015/10/dev-diaries-02-ameba-music-composition/ (http://retrosumus.com/2015/10/dev-diaries-02-ameba-music-composition/)
https://youtu.be/DY15HjhR_N0 (https://youtu.be/DY15HjhR_N0)


You can also follow us on:
http://facebook.com/retrosumus (http://facebook.com/retrosumus)
http://twitter.com/retrosumus (http://twitter.com/retrosumus)
http://youtube.com/retrosumus (http://youtube.com/retrosumus)
http://soundcloud.com/retrosumus (http://soundcloud.com/retrosumus)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: Berto on October 18, 2015, 09:51:39 pm
I'm not a fan of visual novel games but Xenocider looks fun.
More interested on Xenocider.  :)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on October 19, 2015, 10:58:15 am
I'm not a fan of visual novel games but Xenocider looks fun.
More interested on Xenocider.  :)

Then I hope you enjoyed the first chapter of our Dev Diaries. The third one will be about Xenocider as well :)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on October 25, 2015, 06:41:20 am
Daniel Horvath aka 108stars, who did the pixel art for Pier Solar, interviewed me the other day for NexGam. The interview was conducted in english but there's also a german translation (as the website's in german, obiously). A couple new details emerge. You can read it here:
http://www.nexgam.de/Dreamcast-Saturn/Im-Gespraech-mit-Retro-Sumus.html

Pages 1-2 are in german, 3-4 in english.

Hope you like it! :)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on October 27, 2015, 12:57:56 pm
Dev Diaries #3!

Want to know what the enemies in Xenocider will look like?

http://retrosumus.com/2015/10/dev-diaries-03-xenocider-enemy-design/

http://youtu.be/z7yWhA9EQqI

Make sure to watch until the end! :)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on November 12, 2015, 01:22:44 pm

Packing my stuff for RetroBarcelona!


(https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/12238529_756250744520531_3853375921914513323_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on November 13, 2015, 05:49:38 am

We are on our way to RetroBarcelona right now, but here is the new episode! :D


Dev Diaries #04 - Ameba character profiles


http://retrosumus.com/2015/11/dev-diaries-04-ameba-character-profiles/


http://youtu.be/LaKeFl2b2yQ




Hope you like it! :)

Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on November 17, 2015, 04:07:38 pm
RetroBarcelona was great! We showed our first demo! :D


(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ameba-dreamcast-retrobarcelona.jpg)


I really haven't had the time to translate it yet, but I'm sure you can get the idea by checking out the pics... ;)
http://retrosumus.com/2015/11/algo-pasa-en-retrobarcelona/
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on November 21, 2015, 05:27:46 am

It's alive! :)


http://youtu.be/atxVx-Vaf5s
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on November 26, 2015, 07:08:58 am
Just a subtle update here:

http://amebaofficial.com

;)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: Barry the Nomad on November 26, 2015, 09:45:29 am
Just a subtle update here:

http://amebaofficial.com

;)

Looking good! Can't wait to play this eventually :D
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on November 28, 2015, 02:27:55 pm
Looking good! Can't wait to play this eventually :D


Thank you!


Actually we're planning a little something for next week ;)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on November 30, 2015, 01:43:22 am
We have a little surprise coming up in the next couple days courtesy of The Dreamcast Junkyard! :)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on December 01, 2015, 04:22:36 am
I joined Tom Charnock and the rest of The Dreamcast Junkyard team for the 20th episode of the DreamPod! New details about Xenocider and specially the Saturn version of Ameba emerge!! :D

http://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2015/12/dreampod-episode-20.html

Sorry for my crappy english and thanks to the team for inviting me!
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on December 06, 2015, 03:05:55 am

I was wondering if anyone has actually listened to the podcast... xD


Just in case, you can listen to it here:
http://retrosumus.com/2015/12/dreamcast-junkyard-dreampod-ameba-xenocider/ (http://retrosumus.com/2015/12/dreamcast-junkyard-dreampod-ameba-xenocider/)


And if you speak spanish, we talk Ameba and Xenocider here as well:
http://retrosumus.com/2015/12/entrevista-rock-and-rol-games/ (http://retrosumus.com/2015/12/entrevista-rock-and-rol-games/)


 :)




What's the big news? Well, as you know, Ameba will be released for the Saturn as well. But the new details are: we are releasing the game in a cardboard box similar to the classic japanese ones which included game+cart. Why? Because we are using a custom cart too! :D
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: Barry the Nomad on December 14, 2015, 09:23:51 am
Ooh! An indie Saturn game? Sounds very cool, considering you hardly ever see indie Saturn games.

I'm trying to recall the cardboard box you are referring to but can't place it. Do you have a photo for reference?
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on December 14, 2015, 05:07:27 pm
Ooh! An indie Saturn game? Sounds very cool, considering you hardly ever see indie Saturn games.


You mean basically no commercial indie releases whatsoever, right? :P

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I'm trying to recall the cardboard box you are referring to but can't place it. Do you have a photo for reference?


Well, there quite a few game+cart sets, like KOF series or Capcom's versus...


(http://www.ataristoteles.com/page_data/images/saturn/b/metalslug.jpg)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on December 15, 2015, 02:43:32 pm

Ok guys... What kind of rewards would you like us to include in our Kickstarter campaign?  :D


Please let us know here:
http://facebook.com/retrosumus/posts/770264299785842
http://twitter.com/RetroSumus/status/676731477514657792
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on December 18, 2015, 04:02:54 am
Welcome back, to the stage of history!
Wait, what? :P


We just released a new episode of our Dev Diaries. Team members Juanjo (music) and Abel (3D) wanted to show you what they've been up to, so here goes "The Beauty and the Boss"!

http://retrosumus.com/2015/12/dev-diaries-05-beauty-and-the-boss/

http://youtu.be/6eUWFZa2tzs


Let us know what you think! ;)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on January 13, 2016, 02:27:19 am
Wecome to our Fantasy Zone! ;)

(https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/12507293_785493498262922_3092443790117413914_n.jpg?oh=348c7f8c596af2378091809401be3776&oe=573C36F3)

http://facebook.com/retrosumus/photos/a.555078574637750.1073741828.476760915802850/785493498262922
http://twitter.com/RetroSumus/status/686686315769933825
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on February 03, 2016, 01:45:35 pm

Our latest interview! :)


http://battleclubgaming.com/2016/02/02/bgg-interview-we-chat-amebavn-and-xenocider-with-retro-sumus/

Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on February 12, 2016, 02:29:57 am
Dev Diaries #06 - The Morning After

Someone just passed away. Someone close to our main character Hugo. He returns home feeling devastated, but also somewhat relieved. It’s the morning after, and he has a new lead on the killer. His friend’s death may have not been in vain.
http://retrosumus.com/2016/02/dev-diares-06-the-morning-after/ (http://retrosumus.com/2016/02/dev-diares-06-the-morning-after/)

http://youtu.be/sP6yclgrWIA



:)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: crackdude on February 12, 2016, 02:59:00 am
this is looking great man, keep it up!
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on March 21, 2016, 05:20:24 pm
 Running on real hardware: check.
Main character new model: check.
Made-from-scratch 3D engine: check.
Stable 60 fps: check!


http://youtu.be/dhRWoK8f-NA


:D
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: Barry the Nomad on March 21, 2016, 05:43:11 pm
Looking awesome! Great to see a 3D Dreamcast game!


Aesthetically reminds me of Gunvalkyrie.
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on March 22, 2016, 03:30:52 am
Looking awesome! Great to see a 3D Dreamcast game!


Aesthetically reminds me of Gunvalkyrie.

Not one of our references, but definitely not a bad title to be compared with either :)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on April 04, 2016, 07:03:37 am
New website! :D

http://retrosumus.com
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on April 10, 2016, 09:55:21 am

HUGE UPDATE! On Xenocider, team members, Kickstarter, and the dreamer engine :D


http://retrosumus.com/2016/04/xenocider-team-members-kickstarter-dreamer-engine/


Xenocider will be the first of our two projects to go the Kickstarter route. We re-introduce you to the team members behind it and reveal what the Dreamer engine is and who else is already using it!

Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on April 13, 2016, 05:23:08 am
Demo updated! Now with enemies, shooting and other moves. Collision detection coming soon!

http://youtu.be/SdCP6jR4_Zo
http://retrosumus.com/2016/04/xenocider-dreamcast-demo-progress/

:D
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on April 18, 2016, 05:41:36 am
Xenocider latest update! Check out how the game has evolved from our first concept demo.

Also, a hint at more tracks from the OST.

I'm particularly proud of how this video turned out by the way :D

http://retrosumus.com/2016/04/dev-diaries-07-from-project-q-to-xenocider/ (http://retrosumus.com/2016/04/dev-diaries-07-from-project-q-to-xenocider/)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on May 02, 2016, 03:30:46 pm

Our Kickstarter for Xenocider goes live in a matter of DAYS!!!! Please help us spread the word!! :D

(http://i66.tinypic.com/24ecnl2.png)

Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on May 04, 2016, 05:49:14 pm

A friend asked if there's more to Xenocider than just desert stages, so there you go:


(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/xenocider-space-base-wip.jpg)


Kickstarter campaign coming soon! :D
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on May 07, 2016, 08:26:26 am

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/xenocider-swamp-wip.jpg)


It. Is. Ready.


(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/xenocider-demo-cd.jpg)


:D




I can confirm now (and it will be stated in our KS campaign) that controls will be 100% customizable and Xenocider will of course support arcade stick... but also keyboard+mouse AND TWIN STICK!  :D
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on May 09, 2016, 08:26:06 am

XENOCIDER KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS LIVE!!!!


http://kickstarter.com/projects/retrosumus/xenocider-a-3d-shooter-for-pc-mac-linux-dreamcast


Xenocider is a 3D arcade action game with retro-futuristic aesthetics for Dreamcast, Windows, Mac, Linux and 3DS!


An innovative approach to the on-rails shooter genre and the first 3D arcade game for the Dreamcast in over a decade, this is our personal 3D homage to the classic Space Harrier, with a little influence from Galaxy Force and Sin & Punishment thrown into the mix!


As we promised, we made our playable demo available for download. Visit the Kickstarter campaign and enjoy!


Help us write a new episode of the history of the Dreamcast. Pledge now!
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on May 10, 2016, 04:57:43 am

OUR FIRST KS UPDATE!


Including videos by Alice Dreams Tournament and The Sega Scream, and a note about Xenocider steelbook edition ;)


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/retrosumus/xenocider-a-3d-shooter-for-pc-mac-linux-dreamcast/posts/1571545 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/retrosumus/xenocider-a-3d-shooter-for-pc-mac-linux-dreamcast/posts/1571545)

Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on May 11, 2016, 03:25:13 pm

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/xenocider-3ds-gameplay-100.gif)


;)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on May 14, 2016, 05:20:40 am

Our second update:


Xenocider on 3DS, soundtrack composition, developers support


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/retrosumus/xenocider-a-3d-shooter-for-pc-mac-linux-dreamcast/posts/1575249
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on May 18, 2016, 12:22:48 pm
New update! Our demo is now twice as big. Download and enjoy the "Fantasy Land" stage! :D

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/retrosumus/xenocider-a-3d-shooter-for-pc-mac-linux-dreamcast/posts/1579502

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/xenocider-kickstarter-space-harrier.jpg)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on May 21, 2016, 07:44:06 am

Yet another KS update! More colors, more videos, more rewards!


http://kickstarter.com/projects/retrosumus/xenocider-a-3d-shooter-for-pc-mac-linux-dreamcast/posts/1582383


(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/xenocider-steelbook-mockup.jpg)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on May 30, 2016, 01:40:35 am
Update 25/5/2016, youtubers play our demo!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/retrosumus/xenocider-a-3d-shooter-for-pc-mac-linux-dreamcast/posts/1585855 (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/retrosumus/xenocider-a-3d-shooter-for-pc-mac-linux-dreamcast/posts/1585855)

https://youtu.be/OkFYIFmuKK0

Update 28/5/2016, more youtubers, and shout outs to other cool KS projects:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/retrosumus/xenocider-a-3d-shooter-for-pc-mac-linux-dreamcast/posts/1588887 (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/retrosumus/xenocider-a-3d-shooter-for-pc-mac-linux-dreamcast/posts/1588887)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on June 02, 2016, 03:06:09 pm

It's a good bye for now:


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/retrosumus/xenocider-a-3d-shooter-for-pc-mac-linux-dreamcast/posts/1593451


:(
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on September 13, 2016, 02:41:51 am
We are back! Xenocider is now open for pre-order and we have a new, updated demo available! :D

http://retrosumus.com/2016/09/xenocider-available-for-preorder-new-demo/

(http://i2.wp.com/retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/xenocider-preorder-3.png)

(http://i2.wp.com/retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/xenocider-preorder-1.png)

(http://i2.wp.com/retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/xenocider-preorder-2.png)

(http://i2.wp.com/retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/xenocider-pal-edition-placeholder.jpg)

:D
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on September 19, 2016, 02:30:33 am
Well guys, how many of you have tried the new demo?
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_xPevVRTWpZeEZJOXpCdDRpNTA

Did you make it to this cute little boss? ;)

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/xenocider-planet-orl-boss.png)


New Dev Diaries episode coming soon with news about both Xenocider and Ameba! :D

Pre-order Xenocider today:
http://retrosumus.com/shop
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on September 24, 2016, 05:37:44 pm

Huge update! Pre-orders, why (and how) limited editions are limited, our demo, your feedback, and a big thank you!


http://retrosumus.com/2016/09/xenocider-dreamcast-preorders-limited-editions-your-feedback-thank-you/


(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/xenocider-atlantean-reserve.png)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on September 29, 2016, 02:23:14 am
Just in case you guys want to check out our previous Dev Diaries, as there's a new episode in the works... :P

https://youtu.be/K2-_TgrFvkk

https://youtu.be/z7yWhA9EQqI

https://youtu.be/6eUWFZa2tzs

https://youtu.be/SdCP6jR4_Zo

https://youtu.be/6ri21btVx3s

https://youtu.be/1t-07NkDjZ4
(From our failed KS campaign)

https://youtu.be/4O1XFHbUs0Y

https://youtu.be/RSH1Vk-ivo4
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on November 07, 2016, 07:04:59 am

New video! Our underwater stage is now fully playable and features lots of new visual effects and animations!
http://retrosumus.com/2016/11/xenocider-dreamcast-new-underwater-stage/


:D


Pre-order Xenocider today:
http://retrosumus.com/shop
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on November 14, 2016, 10:42:38 am
Our Dev Diaries are back! New enemies, new music, new features, new bosses revealed!

http://retrosumus.com/2016/11/dev-diaries-08-the-story-so-far/

Make sure to watch until the end ;)


Only 13 copies of the ultra-limited PAL edition are still available! Pre-order Xenocider today: http://retrosumus.com/shop/
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on November 17, 2016, 06:54:08 am
Just in case you guys are a bit lazy to check out the link, here's the video anyway :P

http://youtu.be/n7W76MYk35E

Read the whole story here (http://retrosumus.com/2016/11/dev-diaries-08-the-story-so-far/) :)

Pre-order Xenocider here (http://retrosumus.com/shop)!
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on November 29, 2016, 09:47:06 am
We just came back to our homes after reuniting in Madrid for an intensive work weekend, mainly focused on turning Xenocider on a more complete, playable (and re-playable) experience. We all live in different cities, so we keep each other updated via Skype or Hangouts and do regular video-meetings when we are done with our jobs, which usually means quite late at night. But once in a while, meeting and testing things in person is worth the trip...

Lots of updates, learn more here!
http://retrosumus.com/2016/11/xenocider-work-weekend-what-happens-in-madrid/

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/xenocider-treamcast-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on December 06, 2016, 03:11:58 pm
Only 10 copies of the PAL edition and 18 copies of the steelbook edition are still available. So we figured we might as well start doing some tests...
Pre-order Xenocider today! :D http://retrosumus.com/shop/

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/dreamcast-pal-metal-cases.jpg)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on January 31, 2017, 05:07:07 am
New Year, new boss, new stage, new challenges!

http://retrosumus.com/2017/01/new-year-new-boss-new-stage-new-challenges/

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/xenocider-transistor-highway-wip.jpg)

http://youtu.be/K0TcMbQpHsw
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: Berto on February 01, 2017, 01:21:05 am
Dat King Hermit boss looks awesome.
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on February 03, 2017, 05:14:55 am
PAL edition (http://retrosumus.com/product/xenocider-pal-edition/) is sold out!

Only 15 units of the Steelbook edition (http://retrosumus.com/product/xenocider-steelbook-edition/) are still available!

:D
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on February 14, 2017, 10:33:53 am
A really nice bonus item will be included with ALL pre-orders (and exclusively with pre-orders). Announcement coming soon ;) Once the game is released and shipped, no more pre-order exclusive goodies!

Get Xenocider for Dreamcast here! http://retrosumus.com/shop/
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on March 07, 2017, 04:12:13 pm
Need some extra motivation to pre-order Xenocider for Dreamcast? How about an exclusive poster? :D

http://retrosumus.com/2017/03/xenocider-cover-artwork-exclusive-prorder-poster/
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: Tad on March 08, 2017, 01:06:44 am
This is turning out to be quite incredible. If you don't mind me asking, how has the programming process gone? Seeing as there's no official way to program the Dreamcast, I imagine there's quite a work around in place to load up the C code.
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on March 26, 2017, 03:35:00 pm
New Dev Diaries episode! Introducing Transistor Highway's final look, new enemies, mechanical obstacles and a pretty unique boss inspired by classic Dreamcast shooter Rez!

http://retrosumus.com/2017/03/dev-diaries-09-welcome-to-the-transistor-highway/ (http://retrosumus.com/2017/03/dev-diaries-09-welcome-to-the-transistor-highway/)

https://youtu.be/u46syVOT_W0 (https://youtu.be/u46syVOT_W0)


Don't forget to pre-order Xenocider today (http://retrosumus.com/shop/) to receive an exclusive poster by comic book artist Agustín Padilla!


This is turning out to be quite incredible. If you don't mind me asking, how has the programming process gone? Seeing as there's no official way to program the Dreamcast, I imagine there's quite a work around in place to load up the C code.

Well, lead programmer Chui uses Dreamer, a framework/engine he created from scratch, which basically allows us to create games of very different genres for a wide variety of platforms. Actually both Star Saber and Ghost Blade HD use Dreamer too! :)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on April 10, 2017, 05:39:46 am
While we are hard at work on our next stage for Xenocider, we couldn't wait to share a little teaser of the amazing tune Juanjo created for it. We are pretty sure that you can see what our influences are here... ;)

http://youtu.be/Sx74huHD5Zs

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Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on April 18, 2017, 03:32:40 pm
Lead programmer Chui shows off his skills playing the hardest Xenocider level he's coded so far. Reflexes and memorization are everything when you're trying to make it through the Transistor Highway. This is 100% real Dreamcast hardware!

https://youtu.be/V0c3yW4fqFo

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Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on May 16, 2017, 04:14:40 am
(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/xenocider-regular-edition-mockup.jpg)

Preorder-exclusive poster mockup:

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/xenocider-poster-mockup.jpg)

:)

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Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on May 22, 2017, 12:01:04 pm
And this is how the Limited Edition should end up looking! :D

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/xenocider-special-edition-mockup.jpg) (http://retrosumus.com/product/xenocider-special-edition/)

http://retrosumus.com/product/xenocider-special-edition/

:D
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on May 31, 2017, 05:27:13 am
New stage, new enemies (lots of them actually), a huge influence from the Shinobi series (both design and music wise), some nice transparency effects here and there and... Sakura's Realm is here :D

https://youtu.be/je0r6m03GjY

More info: http://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2017/05/new-xenocider-gameplay-running-on.html

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Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on June 10, 2017, 10:37:08 am
Xenocider meeting. A good start, I would say.

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/xenocider-meeting-2.jpg)
Juanjo shows off some really cool equipment none of us understands a word about. He's currently working on the music for the bonus stages.

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/xenocider-meeting-1.jpg)
Chui (Linux), Abel (Windows) and Carlos (Mac). Time for lots of tests, tweaks, arguments, and pizza.

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/xenocider-meeting-3.jpg)
So, while I'm busy with some layout design tests, apparently Abel's phone is warning him to update his watch? What a strange world we live in.

 ;)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on June 12, 2017, 06:39:28 am
(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/xenocider-steelbook-edition-placeholder.jpg)
One of our first "real" physical tests for the Steelbook Edition. High quality vinyl over a slight relief on the surface (both front and back covers). Other options being explored at the moment :)
Only 8 copies still available! http://retrosumus.com/product/xenocider-steelbook-edition/

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/xenocider-meeting-4.jpg)
Accessing the bonus stage by reaching a high score or finding a specific item? More enemies or just stronger ones? Power-ups or upgrades between levels? Decisions, decisions...

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/xenocider-pal-edition-placeholder-1.jpg)
"See? The blue logo makes the whole thing look so cool".
-Chui
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on June 16, 2017, 04:50:40 am
My personal favourite version (all my DC games are japanese, or indies with jp-style covers):

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/xenocider-regular-edition-placeholder-2.jpg) (http://retrosumus.com/product/xenocider-regular-edition/)

And from our Xenocider work weekend, a couple teasers of stage 7... ;)

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/xenocider-meeting-5.jpg)

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/xenocider-meeting-6.jpg)

We have a very nice reveal coming later too :D
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on June 18, 2017, 01:15:24 pm
Quite a long post this time: a report on our recent work weekend, a reminder about the last few shown stages, and a couple new reveals: Shinobi-like bonus stages! :)
(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/xenocider-demo-bonus-stage.png) (http://retrosumus.com/2017/06/xenocider-sakuras-realm-limited-edition-difficulty-settings/)
http://retrosumus.com/2017/06/xenocider-sakuras-realm-limited-edition-difficulty-settings/
Only 7 copies of the Steelbook Edition left! :D
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on July 04, 2017, 01:36:24 pm
As you know, PAL Edition has been sold out for some time. Last few copies of the Steelbook Edition available now:
http://retrosumus.com/product/xenocider-steelbook-edition/

So just as a reminder, as we've been receiving some inquiries about this, we won't be using cheap tin boxes containing a regular DVD case (or disc sleeves or anything like that), but proper quality Steelbook, double-disc cases like the ones in this pic we shared some months ago.

(http://retrosumus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/dreamcast-pal-metal-cases.jpg) (http://retrosumus.com/shop)

Also, for those who didn't read our last update:

Although we could have kept the original (late June) release date, we’d rather polish and beta-test everything a thousand times and make sure it works flawlessly than rush the release just to meet the deadline. And that’s what we’re planning to do. We are now aiming for a Fall release.

http://retrosumus.com/2017/06/xenocider-sakuras-realm-limited-edition-difficulty-settings/
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on July 25, 2017, 04:05:28 am
After a great weekend at RetroEuskal where we presented out latest beta (full report coming to out blog), here you have a new audio teaser for the volcanic wolrd of Kvika: a dark, suffocating hell infested with magma beasts.
Can you guess what Juanjo's influences were when creating the music for this stage?

https://youtu.be/XhM9G1_DxH8


By the way, there are now only 4 copies of Xenocider Steelbook Edition left!
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Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on August 10, 2017, 06:06:28 am
Want to learn more about how Xenocider is shaping up? Take a look at our latest report! Supercharged with photos, videos and, what the hell, tons of interesting links, if I may say so myself :)
http://retrosumus.com/2017/08/xenocider-update-euskal-encounter-live-interview-enemy-compendium-audio-teasers/
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on August 17, 2017, 07:31:33 am
The volcanic Caves of Kvika are here! Check out the 10th episode of our Dev Diaries, where we reveal all the little tributes Xenocider pays to Sega classics! From Sonic to Shinobi to Streets of Rage!

http://retrosumus.com/2017/08/dev-diaries-10-xenocider-dreamcast-caves-kvika/

https://youtu.be/rM-TxNAQCLk
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: hombreimaginario on August 24, 2017, 06:12:59 am
​Our latest beta is playable right now at Gamescom thanks to Retrospiel, so Xenocider is sharing their booth with the likes of Antarex by 1985alternativo, Tanglewood, Alice Dreams Tournament, Saber Rider and more :)
Title: Re: Ameba and Xenocider in development by Retro Sumus
Post by: Tad on September 12, 2017, 02:44:29 pm
This is really starting to come together well. Great work! :)