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 Post subject: Xeno Crisis - Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, Dreamcast etc
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:30 am 


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Hey fellow SHMUP fans,

I know this may not be a SHMUP in the purest sense of the word, but I thought some of you might be interested in our upcoming Sega Mega Drive / Dreamcast game, Xeno Crisis. It's a top-down arena shooter for up to 2 players that takes inspiration from Smash TV, Mercs, Granada, Shock Troopers, Alien Syndrome, Zombies Ate My Neighbours, and several others.

We're working with legendary pixel artist Henk Nieborg (Flink, Contra 4, Lomax, Shantae etc) and also Savaged Regime, possibly the finest YM2612 musician on the planet right now. :) Here's a few images to give you some idea of what the game's all about:

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We also have a couple of music samples from Savaged Regime for your listening pleasure:

https://soundcloud.com/bitmapbureau

The game is due to be released on the Mega Drive / Genesis this October with the other ports to follow - if you're interested in pre-ordering the game then you can do so here:

https://xenocrisis.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Thanks for looking, and if you have any questions then I'd be very happy to answer them - I'm hoping we can also get a few of you here to give us some feedback on the game once we have the first area or two fully playable! :)

Cheers,

Mike.


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 Post subject: Re: Xeno Crisis - Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, Dreamcast etc
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:14 am 


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Awesome sprite art! And wicked music!

I will keep an eye on this one.
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 Post subject: Re: Xeno Crisis - Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, Dreamcast etc
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:33 am 


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This looks amazing. I hope it will be ported on other system ASAP. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Xeno Crisis - Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, Dreamcast etc
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:37 am 


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Sai'ke wrote:
Awesome sprite art! And wicked music!

I will keep an eye on this one.


Cheers! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Xeno Crisis - Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, Dreamcast etc
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:38 am 


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J_C wrote:
This looks amazing. I hope it will be ported on other system ASAP. :)


Thanks! Well it is also coming to Steam and the Switch too, and possibly more platforms...:)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:28 am 


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October sounds really optimistic, but I'm hoping. This game is really good looking, and I'm of course awaiting the MegaDrive version.


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 Post subject: Re: Xeno Crisis - Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, Dreamcast etc
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:09 pm 


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I've seen this before, and it's looking pretty good. Is the Steam version going to be a PC port of the game, or is it just going to be an emulator for the Genesis version? Also, if it's a port, will it include the Genesis ROM file as a bonus?

Edit: Looks like it's not included as the ROM file is a seperate pre-order.

I also second that October sounds very optimistic. I'd expect it to come out in December, honestly.


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Its like that other Megadrive game from yesteryear. Smash TV.
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Bitmap Bureau dropped the Mega Drive rom to backers today (I think the PS4 and Switch versions have been out for a couple of days now). Just plopped it on my Everdrive, will report back after I've put in some play time! Excited for the physical copy to arrive soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:48 am 


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it290 wrote:
Bitmap Bureau dropped the Mega Drive rom to backers today


A few days ago actually.... Thanks for reminding me, I'd completely forgotten that. Really excited to see this game finally released, but I'm considering holding out for an actual cartridge before I start playing it. I wonder how shipping is doing?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:09 am 


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I saw this yesterday on PS 4, thinking about picking it up. MARINES WE ARE LEAVING!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:20 am 


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Sumez wrote:
it290 wrote:
Bitmap Bureau dropped the Mega Drive rom to backers today


A few days ago actually.... Thanks for reminding me, I'd completely forgotten that. Really excited to see this game finally released, but I'm considering holding out for an actual cartridge before I start playing it. I wonder how shipping is doing?


Shipping is happening now although it's first-come, first-served, of course, so we're shipping to Kickstarter backers first and then those people who bought from our shop, in chronological order. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:31 am 


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Kickstarter says I was backer #59, so hopefully my copy should ship soon then :P


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Sumez wrote:
A few days ago actually.... Thanks for reminding me, I'd completely forgotten that. Really excited to see this game finally released, but I'm considering holding out for an actual cartridge before I start playing it. I wonder how shipping is doing?


I thought about holding out too, but I'm glad I didn't... the game is just too damned good! I even busted out the Model 1 so I could compare the audio across setups (M1 vs M2 vs Mega SG, LCD vs. CRT). Currently playing the game with the Model 2 on a PVM which is great, but I need a way to hook up headphones so I can get that pumping audio going!

If you don't have a flash cart I might wait so you can get the real experience, though.
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Your game is way too hard... I've only made it up to Area 4. I wish you guys gave the game something simple like extended credits after every hour of playtime. It needs something to even the odds. Or at the very least, extend the number of credits total after having bought them in between stages so I don't have to start every new game with only three.


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