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Dreamcast Shoot-Em-Up Sturmwind Getting New Print Via VGNYsoft

Thursday, May 9th, 2024

Duranik’s impressive 2013 Dreamcast shoot-em-up Sturmwind is getting a new pressing through independent publisher VGNYsoft. This new pressing comes in 2 editions – a standard jewel case version with a 24 page booklet, or a limited edition that includes everything in the standard edition plus a limited edition sleeve and a custom Sturmwind-branded VMU shell. This version is limited to 500 copies.

While pre-orders haven’t opened just yet, the listings are available on the VGNYsoft online store now. See below for direct links and pricing:

Sturmwind Standard Edition ($39.99 + shipping)
Sturmwind Limited Edition ($59.99 + shipping)

VGNYsoft are based in North America so expected a hefty shipping fee if you live outside the US. You can also check out a new trailer of the game in action via the embed below:

Fan-Developed Sonic Kart Racer ‘Dr. Robotnik’s Ring Racers’ Now Available for PC and Mac

Thursday, April 25th, 2024

The follow-up to SRB2Kart is here! Developed by Kart Krew, Dr. Robotnik’s Ring Racers is a Sonic kart racing fan game that is free to download right now for Windows and Mac computers.

Dr. Robotnik’s Ring Racers boasts a huge selection of courses and playable characters, a complete single player Grand Prix mode, local split-screen multiplayer for up to 4 players, online multiplayer for up to 16 players, a time attack mode, replay support and a whole bunch of secrets.

You can download the game right now from the official Kart Krew website by clicking here. You can also check out the launch trailer via the embed below:

[Source: Sonic Stadium]

5 Old Sonic the Hedgehog Fan Games Worth Playing Now | YouTube Channel

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

We’ve got a lot of love for the history of Sonic fan games, and in our latest YouTube video we take a look at 5 nostalgic Sonic fan games that were doing something unique:

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We also have a huge amount of Sonic fan game coverage dating all the way back to the Sonic Amateur Games Expo 2012! Click here to view the entire playlist.

Sonic Amateur Games Expo 2023 Trailer Now Available, Event Starts September 1st

Sunday, August 13th, 2023

The Sonic Amateur Games Expo is returning for another round and we’ve got our first look at a huge selection of the games that will be featured at this year’s event. Check it out via the embed below:

SAGE 2023 will kick off on September 1st and run for a week, ending on September 8th. Click here to go to the official SAGE website which will be updated on September 1st with this year’s selection of games. SEGADriven will be covering the event extensively on our YouTube channel, so why not subscribe to that as well 😉 Click here if you’d like to revisit our SAGE coverage from last year.

Sonic 06 Fan Game ‘Project ’06’ Debuts New Release Featuring Silver’s Campaign | Fan Scene

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

ChaosX’s Project 06 is back with its third major release. This fan-created Sonic 06 remaster features a whole raft up updates, enhancements and improvements to the original game, and with this latest release Silver’s full trial campaign is now available to play alongside Sonic and Shadow’s. Check out the reveal trailer below:

The latest build of Project 06 can be downloaded by clicking here.

New Mega Drive Shmup ‘ZPF’ in Development, Mega Cat Studios to Publish

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

ZPF is a brand new horizontally-scrolling shooter for the Mega Drive that has been in development for quite some time now. The three person team of Gryzor Rozyrg, Mikael Tillander and jgvex.eth have been toiling away on this impressive-looking shmup since 2020, and they are now close to launching a Kickstarter campaign to secure funding for the last stage of development, as well as give players the opportunity to secure a boxed version of the game which will now be published by Mega Cat Studios.

Mega Cat Studios have been very active in the indie Mega Drive space, publishing games like Coffee Crisis, Phantom Gear, Tanzer and Romeow & Julicat. You can view ZPF’s entry on the Mega Cat website by clicking here. You can also subscribe to the Mega Cat newsletter for updates on ZPF and the Kickstarter as soon as it happens via this same page. Check out the latest development update on ZPF via the embed below:

New Dreamcast Title ‘HarleQuest’ Seeking Kickstarter Funding

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023

A new homebrew Dreamcast game is on the way in the form of procedural dungeon crawler HarleQuest. Currently in development at Kilgariff Technologies, this new Dreamcast game is similar in scope to action RPGs like Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance and Diablo.

A Kickstater is now open to help fund the game’s development and eventual release on Dreamcast and PC. An estimated delivery of October 2024 is currently listed on the majority of reward tiers that contain physical items. The final game is being published by Wave Game Studios who have also published many indie Dreamcast games like Shadow Gangs, Alice Dreams Tournament and Intrepid Izzy. You can watch a trailer for the game below:

Click here to be taken to the HarleQuest Kickstarter and the browse the reward tiers.

[Source: The Dreamcast Junkyard]

New Mega Drive Rogue-Like ‘Planet B’ in Development | Fan Scene

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Developed by independent studio Overrated Future, Planet B is a brand new Mega Drive game that offers something a little different. The game is promising procedurally generated worlds and rogue-like action, which is something very unique when it comes to Mega Drive games. You can watch the game’s reveal trailer below:

Planet B by Overrated Future is currently set to be releasing, “in a near future”. The game will be getting a physical release but it is not currently available to pre-order at the moment. We hope to share more about Planet B as further information becomes available.

[Source: Fabrice Fernandez on Twitter]

Unreal Being Ported to SEGA Saturn, First Demo Now Available

Tuesday, December 27th, 2022

Another fascinating homebrew development has come to light! XL2 and Corvusdeux are working on a port of Unreal to the SEGA Saturn and the work they’ve already done on it is nothing short of incredible.

The demo features 2 maps plus a bonus one and the most remarkable achievement is in the game’s draw distance. Unreal famously has some incredibly large map designs and the Saturn is managing to draw them with ease in this first release. You can check out gameplay footage via the embed below:

You can download the first demo of XL2 and Corvusdeak’s Unreal port by heading over to SEGA Xtreme. Click here to be taken there directly.

First Demo of Final Fight Homebrew Mega Drive Port Now Available

Tuesday, December 27th, 2022

Developed by Mauro Xavier AKA CFX, the first playable demo of his Final Fight MD port is now available to download. It’s quite a generous first offering that allows you to play up to the boss fight with Sodom/Katana.

Final Fight MD can be played on real hardware using a flash device or under emulation. The Mega Drive infamously never received a port of Final Fight, but a version was released in 1993 on the Mega CD called Final Fight CD.

Click here to download the demo directly from Mauro Xavier’s Twitter. You can watch gameplay of the demo via the embed below:

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