[UPDATED] SEGA Genesis homebrew game Coffee Crisis hits Kickstarter

Are you looking to support interesting indie SEGA Genesis titles and want to see more games for the platform be developed? The team at Mega Cat Studios has now launched their kickstarter page for a brand new title called Coffee Crisis. Pledges start at $25 dollars giving you a PC download code and all the way up to a grand. M$ad Cat Studios has set their fundraising goal at $10,000, which at the time of writing this they are almost at 50% of their goal. So how much for the limited edition boxed SEGA Genesis version of Coffee Crisis? You will be dropping $55 buckaroos, with a ‘estimated ship date’ of December 2016.

Thanks to the development team, we have a full press release for the upcoming game:

Introducing Coffee Crisis, A 2016 Game For The SEGA Genesis

A small coffee house and an indie game studio have teamed up to produce a good old fashioned beat ‘em up game, featuring the deadly weapon of a heavily caffeinated coffee bag.

November 8, 2016 – The SEGA Genesis reached the United States market in 1989, taking the gaming world by storm. Players were enthralled by the arcade-like experience as the console fed off of the lackluster performance of the Nintendo gaming giant. The beloved console was home to the Sonic The Hedgehog series, garnering over twenty-five million sales.(1) Today there is still a thriving market of retro game collectors searching for the same retro feel. Coffee Crisis by Mega Cat Studios is here to provide that exact feeling. With versions available for the PC and the SEGA Genesis, both long-time retro players and newcomers to the genre will be able to enjoy the lighthearted game.

The game itself is centered around a team of baristas, Nick and Ashley, armed with nothing but their trusty sacks of Black Forge coffee beans. Our heroes face a rather ordinary world with one extraordinary looming crisis: an invasion by the alien Smurgelian race. The Smurgelians have come to take four of Earth’s treasures: metal music, amazing coffee, adorable cats videos, and fast WiFi. To make matters worse the aliens are assimilating the weaker human beings, making quick work of grandparents and country western singers. Our heroes are left with no other option but to battle their way to a solution in this beat ‘em up brawler.

Aside from the intriguing plot of the game stands the quality of its production. The design team at Mega Cat Studios made full use of the computing power available to the SEGA Genesis. Packed into the cartridge is a full color game with high-definition 16-bit graphics, truly cutting-edge technology. Patrons can be rewarded with Demon blend coffee, copies of the game, or even a vinyl album of the Coffee Crisis soundtrack by Greywalker. With the support of readers Coffee Crisis will be able to bring back nostalgic gameplay mixed with hard metal, a truly unique blend of flavors.

To learn more or support Coffee Crisis visit the Kickstarter campaign page.

According to the Kickstarter page:

“Coffee Crisis is a Sega Genesis arcade-style beat ’em up brought to you by Mega Cat Studios. We are pushing the console to its limits with beautiful remastered 16-bit hi-definition graphics. The Smurglian race has come to Earth and they’re not leaving until they steal our four most prized commodities: our metal music, the best coffee, cat videos, and all of the WiFi. Challenge them through unique and innovative levels inspired by real-life areas (except for the Mars stage – that’s just Will’s imagination), on a retro platform that needs new games like Earthlings need WiFi, the Sega Genesis. Join Black Forge Coffeehouse baristas Nick and Ashley, two galaxy gladiators called to arms to stop this madness and remove the Smurglian threat from Earth.

The Smurgliens can have the Kid Rocks, Coldplays, and Linkin Parks… but if you don’t help our heroes fend off against the alien-assimilated elderly, bros, cowgirls, and country western singers, who knows what could happen! “

My only worry is that Mega Cat Studios has 17 titles listed as open development for various consoles including Game Boy Advance, SNES and NES, which doesn’t bode confidence. But then again, according to them they are about 90% done with development with Coffee Crisis and like I stated before they plan on shipping the title out before the end of the year. Are you backing up the project? Let us know in the comments below.


One response to “[UPDATED] SEGA Genesis homebrew game Coffee Crisis hits Kickstarter

  1. Damaramu says:

    Unfortunately, the game is hot garbage. According to Mega Cat Studios, the game shipped in some form of broken state. They’re actually sending backers a cart or PCB to replace what was sent out at the game’s launch.

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