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Thread: SLaVE for SEGA Dreamcast

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    I wouldn't really say that is directly related to crowd-funding, though. Anything that's crowd-funded and on a retro console is obviously a homebrew (or otherwise unlicensed), and when you're talking amateur-made products, there's usually little chance that they'll compete with the best official games, since those were professional efforts created by teams of people funded by big publishers and designed with big sales in mind.

    If you don't limit it to new games for retro consoles, I think there are plenty of great games that have come out of crowd-funding. But the campaigns themselves are often problematic. In most cases, I would prefer to just buy a game later on the regular way than deal with the frustrations of being a backer.

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    The only decent looking crowd funded game on old consoles is Sydney Hunter. I havent been willing to part with my money for it yet but I applaud them making a game in the spirit of traditional side scrollers

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    does this game simulate indentured servitude?

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    Does anyone else feel like a SLAVE when they sit by the window staring at their mailbox, wondering when their copy of Sl@VE for the Dreamcast is gonna turn up?

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    Awhh, seeing this thread, I thought there might be an update.
    It's hard to believe they've left this drag on this long...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koa Zo View Post
    Awhh, seeing this thread, I thought there might be an update.
    It's hard to believe they've left this drag on this long...
    Well I had a feeling this game may never come to fruition. But I figured for only $20 Id roll the dice. they probably abandoned the project years ago

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    I think developers make much ado about nothing over stuoid minor bugs. to me, graphical glitches are usually fine. it's only an issue if the game freezes up or corrupts your save data or prevents you from beating the game.

    Just remember that Pokemon Gen. 1 had more bugs than any game in recent memory but didn't stop it from being one of the best selling GOAT

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    Oh SLaVE why do you tempt me so?

    What's kinda funny is that there's already a game on the Dreamcast called Slave Zero and it actually looks really fun. Mech shooter

    I think at this point the creator of Slave has moved on to something else. I mean hopefully the guy is okay. I just dont like the whole thing of saying "oh yeah it should be done very soon!" like what's the hold up at this point?
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    Last I heard over at the Dreamcast-Talk forum, SLaVE's remaining programming problems are free-after-use memory bugs that cause the game to freeze up, preventing you from completing the game. It happens after about four levels. Before that it was a bug that caused the levels' lighting to be blacked out so you couldn't see anything.

    I really hope that the general public gets this game one day soon, both for the game itself and for the modified DOOM engine that it runs. Both would be good for the Dreamcast and retrogaming communities.

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    Doom engine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    Doom engine?
    It's mentioned in the first post of this thread.

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