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    Genesis ELLENICA: DUSK OF THE GODS - New Ultima-style RPG in development

    Hi everyone,
    just wanted to make public that I am actively porting/developing an Ultima-style RPG for MegaDrive.
    It is based on an RPG I have been developing for 4 years on PC but didn't manage to finish as ideas were flying higher than the time I could spend into development.
    Recently I started working with SGDK and I am amazed by the way you can easily progress from zero.
    It will take time as I have to adapt everything. Graphics were supposed to run at quite a different size/resolution/color so I am playing around a more cartoonish approach, gameplay needs to be heavily revised/trimmed and adapted to a pad, world must be sized down massively, yet, the result should be quite different from the usual MegaDrive titles around.

    I will try to post updates every month and half/two months and, possibly, after summer, I will be able to state a realistic deadline.

    If I will be satisfied with it, for sure I will try to run a small production of physical copies with proper manual, cloth map, etc... like those kind of games deserve.

    Cheers!





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    Looks cool. I love the look of the overworld.
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    Beautiful project.
    Keep it up!
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    This looks gorgeous! Iíd absolutely buy a physical copy when itís available!

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    I really love greek mythology themed games! Good luck in your development journey!

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    Very cool, please keep us posted with updates!
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    That looks amazing, keep up the good work!

    What do you mean by downsizing the world though? does the MD have a certain limit to how big a map can be?

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    That font on that bg is barely readable on these emulator shots; it will be completely unreadable on a real TV.

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    First if all thanks alot for the comments, as you can imagine this gives alot of energy to keep the project running

    About the question from NeoVamp. As I said the original project sinked under the ambition (and the time a single person has) but consider that the world was shaped on satellite maps of Crete and archeological maps of towns from 1500bc. It was aiming for a maniac detail I canít keep. So the world will shrink from almost 2.000.000 tiles to roughly 4000 loaded on the fly to keep variety. And I need to move probably from Crete to Delos as setting.
    Another challenge will be animation frames, and lots of text.
    I swear, I will keep the forum up to date.

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    Hi Roce, I know, I know. It is a bit too big and/or I need to improve the contrast of the font. For sure I will take care but not a priority as is just opening screens. If you see the in-game font is way more readable as I opted for a 5x5 over darker background that gives much more clarity.

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    Looks fantastic. I hope you manage to find support from the community as it looks like a very ambitious project for a lone developer.

    I am very interested in this, moreso than any upcoming MegaDrive game currently in development.

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    Very very very very interested in this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigEvilCorporation View Post
    Very very very very interested in this!
    I am more interested in your Bio Evil ;o)
    A patreon of yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by McValdemar View Post
    I am more interested in your Bio Evil ;o)
    A patreon of yours
    You confuse the great PSCD guys with the great BigEvilCorporation guys. But as both teams are awesome it may happen to confuse both.

    But I am here to tell you that your project looks fantastic as well and I sure want to buy a copy when its finished.
    Keep up the great work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raistlin View Post
    You confuse the great PSCD guys with the great BigEvilCorporation guys. But as both teams are awesome it may happen to confuse both.

    But I am here to tell you that your project looks fantastic as well and I sure want to buy a copy when its finished.
    Keep up the great work.
    Man, you are right!
    Shame on me! :/

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