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    Default Pier Solar, the new Genesis RPG can now be pre-ordered!

    Hi there!

    I am a member of a team dedicated to bringing Genesis- and Sega CD-owners an all new RPG next year. No translation, no hack, no ripped elements.

    With Tavern RPG we aim at releasing a game on Genesis that is on the same level as late SNES-RPGs such as FF VI or Chrono Trigger visually. As for the game itself we try to make it as big as possible with and exciting storyline and great soundtrack.
    Team leader is Fonzie Voltnov, well know in the MD-developement-scene. I open this thread here in order to answer any questions that arise.

    For info on the game, please visit Sega-16 with a lengthy feature about us.

    Thanks in advance for your interest!

    http://www.sega-16.com/Interview-%20...RPG%20Team.php
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    As a person who loves the genesis and RPGs this is very exciting! Thanks for letting us know and keep us posted.
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    What's the price? How many are being produced? =D *AWESOME!*

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    Well, we are not sure how many we will produce yet.
    Beggar Prince has sold 900 copies until now with a new production run on the way. As a game that has the advantage of being entirely new, we hope to sell the same or even more.

    The price will be around the same as BP too; it depends a bit on how much MBit the game will need. We can produce 64 MBit cartridges, but maybe smaller size will do.
    The Mega CD-version will be a bit cheaper of course thanks to the low price of CD-ROMs.
    We do not intend to earn any money with the game; the price will pretty much be the same as the production cost.

    We are still searching for people to join our team. If you think you can do pixel art, you are very welcome. However, you are not gonna get any money. The team membersī only payment is the pride of having taken part in a great product that will hopefully surpass every RPG that the Mega Drive has seen during itīs original lifespan.
    If anyone wants to help us, please PM me.

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    Very good luck to you! Pixel arts not my forte, but do you need script writers? "I'll go get the herb for you, father" makes me cringe a little bit inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FantasiaWHT View Post
    Very good luck to you! Pixel arts not my forte, but do you need script writers? "I'll go get the herb for you, father" makes me cringe a little bit inside.
    Hahaha, donīt worry,we are writing the script right now. The text you see is from the first playable demo we had, and only features very basic text. Fortunately, we have 3 people involved in the script already.

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    Pretty cool. Might I ask, why the Genesis? Do you feel that there just aren't enough RPGs for it, or is it easier to program for than the SNES? And since you call it the Mega Drive, I have to ask: will there be a US release? And will the CD version come out at the same time (and be in the tall jewel case, as well)?

    You might have answered those questions in the interview. If so, sorry. I don't have time to read them. I did take a look at the screenshots, which are very impressive. Much better than I'd expected. I'll most likely pick this game up (that is, order it) when it comes out. Even if I have to mod a Genesis to do it
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    Do you think they cut a profit on Beggar Prince?
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    Oooo. Looks fun to me

    I'm up for a Sega CD version myself, can't wait to play it someday.
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    Looks really good, I'll pick it up no doubt. Keep us updated and post when you get a website dedicated to it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 108Stars View Post
    As for the game itself we try to make it as big as possible
    Just try to make it as big as is necessary. Don't get caught up in "possibilities." That's when good games go bad. :P

    EDIT:Took a look at the screenshots. Looks nice. Real nice! Make sure you get some naked boobies in there. That'll bring back the old "OMG they have it so good in Japan" idea I had back in the early-mid 90's.
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    Count me in for one as well as soon as you open preorders. Looks excellent so far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinder6 View Post
    Pretty cool. Might I ask, why the Genesis? Do you feel that there just aren't enough RPGs for it, or is it easier to program for than the SNES? And since you call it the Mega Drive, I have to ask: will there be a US release? And will the CD version come out at the same time (and be in the tall jewel case, as well)?
    The Mega Drive was the choice because the project was born at Eidolonīs Inn, a MD-developers website, in 2004. Since then a very good engine has been coded and we are now in the process of actual game-developement.

    And yes, the team members do have the feeling that the RPG-selection on MD is somewhat weaker than the one one SNES. Most lack that special feeling that many SNES RPGs have...this is not because of the hardware though, and we want to prove that!
    And the MD really is easier to develop for afaik too.

    The game will have no region-lock when it comes out; it would be stupid not to let everyone who would like to play it do so.
    We are not sure about the Mega CD-packaging yet; most people until now said they would prefer an average jexel case.

    Both versions are scheduled to be released similtaneously; and both will have their advantages, since obviously there are things possible on MCD that are not possible on MD; and the same goes for the other way around too.

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    Do you think they cut a profit on Beggar Prince?
    I canīt say for sure. Super Fighter Team is a real company and it is only natural for them to aim for profit. Brandon Cobb had tp pay several programmers though, and probably he did not get the license from C & E for free either.
    Maybe he came out even after the first run; but I suppose the second and third run are in the area of profit.

    Thanks for all the interest so far!
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    im so down for this.

    for pixel art guy check out www.squidi.net i know the guy has been interested in doing a game for a long time.

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    I am SO for this. Instant purchase for me when you guys release it. Thanks for the heads up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 108Stars View Post
    The game will have no region-lock when it comes out; it would be stupid not to let everyone who would like to play it do so.
    We are not sure about the Mega CD-packaging yet; most people until now said they would prefer an average jexel case.

    Both versions are scheduled to be released similtaneously; and both will have their advantages, since obviously there are things possible on MCD that are not possible on MD; and the same goes for the other way around too.
    Cool, thanks for the info. For some reason, I'd been thinking the different region cartridges were physically different, but I guess only the SNES is like that. Maybe another good reason this is on the Genesis/MD instead of the SNES

    Personally, I'll probably be interested in the CD version of the game, since I assume that it will have better sound (if not, let me know!). A SCD/MCD-sized case for it (that is, tall and fat) would be great, as it fits in with the rest of the add-on's library. Just food for thought.

    Good luck with the project. I look forward to playing.
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    I was hoping to pick up beggar prince at CGE.... plenty of fucking cdi frog games but bp was nowhere to be seen.

    This interests me as well.


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    If you release it for the Sega CD I'll buy it for sure.

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    Other than price, what are the differences we can expect to find between the CD/cart? Sound? Graphics? Cut scenes? Any content differences? Maybe a form of "the making of?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyMoniker View Post
    Other than price, what are the differences we can expect to find between the CD/cart? Sound? Graphics? Cut scenes? Any content differences? Maybe a form of "the making of?"
    The sound will be different of course, with the MCD offering superior sound.
    The graphics will be a bit different too; there will be more special-effects in the cartridge version because the Mega CD just canīt pull off as much(that is true!) for memory access reasons.
    Maybe there will be some content differences like stuff we could not put in the cart because of the limited ROM-size...
    There will also be specials on CD, since only 440 MByte can be used for game data on Mega CD. So expect making-ofs, art-galleries etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 108Stars View Post
    The sound will be different of course, with the MCD offering superior sound.
    The graphics will be a bit different too; there will be more special-effects in the cartridge version because the Mega CD just canīt pull off as much(that is true!) for memory access reasons.
    Maybe there will be some content differences like stuff we could not put in the cart because of the limited ROM-size...
    There will also be specials on CD, since only 440 MByte can be used for game data on Mega CD. So expect making-ofs, art-galleries etc.
    Awesome! I'm looking forward to the making of.
    Oh, may I make a request? Could you make the gameplay entirely FMV based? I hope it isn't too late to do so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyMoniker View Post
    Awesome! I'm looking forward to the making of.
    Oh, may I make a request? Could you make the gameplay entirely FMV based? I hope it isn't too late to do so!
    Yes, FMV-games are so awesome! Especially with boobs!^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by 108Stars View Post
    Yes, FMV-games are so awesome! Especially with boobs!^^
    Well, I think I speak for all of us when I say that Night Trap scientifically proves FMV to be the superior gaming experience. That's what's missing from the PS3 lineup. FMV would be the 360 killer. Little known industry fact.

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    After all, weīre still a year away from the scheduled release. Much can change in the meantime. Definite answers can only be given once we have come further in developement.

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