redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

This forum is for the posting of new newsposts, and it stores the site's news and comments archives. Only newsposters have access to post new news in here; if you wish to submit news, please post it in the discussion section for your particular topic. We may choose to move it here as a newspost if we find that it's worthy for the front page.
Post Reply
User avatar
Captain Dreamcast
DCEmu Fast Newbie
DCEmu Fast Newbie
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:40 am
Location: Germany

redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

Post by Captain Dreamcast » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:10 pm

Today on German television show "neues"* RSG CEO Max Scharl revealed a new project scheduled for release in early 2011: STURMWIND - a 2,5D shmup by German developer "Duranik" that's been in development for 6 years.


(English translation is in the video description)

Screenshots
(provided by DarkSynbios)
Image
Image

Official Website: http://sturmwind.duranik.com/

Preorder: Preordering starts today, so go heeeere: http://www.redspotgames.com/shop/

Features:
  • Hybrid 2d/3d game engine
  • Resolution: 640x480
  • 16 Levels
  • 3 selectable difficulty levels
  • configurable controls
  • adjustable screen position
  • different weapons selectable
  • More than 20 large bossenemies
  • Hundreds of different enemies
  • FMV intro sequence
  • PAL-50, PAL-60, NTSC and VGA compatible
  • Region Free
  • Works with any MIL-CD compatible Dreamcast
  • CDDA Sound
  • Supports: Joypad, Arcade Stick (Analog/Digital), VMU, Rumble Pack (configurable)
  • Internet WEBcode Hiscore Tables
  • Award Trophy System with unlockable content
Last edited by Captain Dreamcast on Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:38 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Stormwatch
DCEmu Fan
DCEmu Fan
Posts: 2090
Joined: Thu Jul 04, 2002 11:55 pm
Location: Brazil
Contact:

Re: redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

Post by Stormwatch » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:30 pm

If that footage is real, call me impressed.
Lines join in faint discord and the Stormwatch brews
. . a concert of Kings as the white sea snaps
. . at the heels of a soft prayer
. . whispered
User avatar
Christuserloeser
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5924
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:16 am
Location: DCEvolution.net
Contact:

Re: redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

Post by Christuserloeser » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:06 pm

It looks AWESOME! :biggrin:



@Captain Dreamcast: Thanks for posting the news! As you can see I've split & edited your post - mainly to get rid of your personal opinion about it being "yet another shmup" =P
Insane homebrew collector.
User avatar
Nico0020
DCEmu User with No Life
DCEmu User with No Life
Posts: 3809
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2001 7:44 pm
Location: Fukuoka, Japan

Re: redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

Post by Nico0020 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:32 pm

wow, looks beautiful. I hope to see more footage soon!
*The Cadillac of signatures*
cube_b3
Ex-Newsposter
Ex-Newsposter
Posts: 3937
Joined: Tue May 28, 2002 6:51 am
Location: pakistan,karachi
Contact:

Re: redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

Post by cube_b3 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:31 am

I was just about to edit this into my previous thread, oh well.



Edit this into the news!
User avatar
Anthony817
Insane DCEmu
Insane DCEmu
Posts: 120
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:29 am
Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Re: redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

Post by Anthony817 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:16 am

You can thank out Deutsch freund Captain Dreamcast for this translation! Danke mein freund!

Code: Select all

Ives: With me is Max Scharl from Redspotgames, hello Max!

Max: Hello Ives!

I: You develop games for Dr... Dreamcast, a console that's been dead for nine years now... Sounds a bit curious, so why are you doing that?

M: We are publisher, distributor and promoter for new Sega Dreamcast games, we're also developing in-house, but it's mainly gonna be external assignments. As for why we're doing what we're doing... Well, about five years ago, five friends thought, Dreamcast is an amazing console and we couldn't understand why it was discontinued, it was really abandoned by the industry just like that, just because of some internal company problems. So that's why we thought this can't be it and we want to keep on providing the console with games, that's our motto. The platform can never be too old or too unknown for us to develop new games for it.

I: So you're big Dreamcast fans and thought "The dream has to go on".

M: Exactly.

I: So you're some kind of "Underdog"?

M: Well, like we've just then in the report (There was a reportage about underdogs like Apple before the segment) about Apple, right now Apple is a giant company, which became big thanks to it underdog status and also advertises like that. We are still small. And I don't think we can advertise with that, nor do we want to, because it's so obvious. After all, we're just addressing the people already inside the scene, surely a few more, but all in all, we're not relying on the underdog status.

I: So you're still real underdogs! Well, does it pay off, I mean you have to live of it, right?

M: You "should" be able to live of it, you're right there. Well, I have to admit, it's a close thing. With good promotion, you can already get the sales of an average WiiWare or  XBox Live Arcade game, but in the end it's still a console with a lot of loyal fans, yet no big publisher would ever consider publishing for it, because you can't keep a company going like that. For us, it's difficult as well, but we're only a small amount of people, we have a good overview, so it's okay for us.

I: And you also put a lot of effort in your new game, a new topgame which you also have with you today.

M: Right, we have been working for six years now on a game called "Sturmwind" (Stormwind) you can see here in the background. It has been developed by a two-man-team from Baden-Württemberg (german region) called "Duranik", and right now, we've shown this game to the public for the first time ever, and with this show, this report, the preordering starts, which can be reached under redspotgames.com/shop, where you can take a first glance and buy the game.

I: Making a bit of advertisement here, t hat's not too bad, is it? *laughs*

M: Yeah right, it's the time before christmas, and a long-time gaming fan could think of getting a classic game. Like you see, it's pretty old-school and follows the old principles. I would even go as far as to say that it uses pretty unique effects and animations for an Indie Dreamcast release. 

I: After all, retro is a trend, isn't it?

M: Yes, it became that recently and we're happy about that, we started back before retro was a trend. I think it's just a fixed thing in history, that retro, the old stuff, now especially with the "flooding of the modern wold", is getting more and more interesting. 

I: Max, thanks for being here and I wish you good luck with your new game and all your other projects.

M: Thanks.
I sent Redspotgames a message at youtube asking to put translated annotations into the video for English speakers, lets hope they do it. :mrgreen:

Edit! I just got this back from Redspot games!
Hi Anthony,

thanks for providing those translation! We originally wanted to include subtitles when the show is available in HD but we've just used them in the video description, thanks! This has been done by Captain Dreamcast, right?

My best regards
Max
Epic! He put mine and Captain Dreamcast's names in the credits to the translated interview in the description! We are famous now thanks to my quick thinking! :lol:
User avatar
Specially Cork
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 11411
Joined: Fri Apr 05, 2002 10:01 am

Re: redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

Post by Specially Cork » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:40 pm

Sigh. Another shmup.
Image
User avatar
Anthony817
Insane DCEmu
Insane DCEmu
Posts: 120
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:29 am
Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Re: redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

Post by Anthony817 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:06 pm

Better than none at all right?
User avatar
Specially Cork
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 11411
Joined: Fri Apr 05, 2002 10:01 am

Re: redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

Post by Specially Cork » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:57 pm

Anthony817 wrote:Better than none at all right?
If there was none at all, I wouldn't have felt the dissapointment of finding out that the next DC indie game is a shmup :P
Image
Ayla
Insane DCEmu
Insane DCEmu
Posts: 131
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:01 am

Re: redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

Post by Ayla » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:33 am

Would you prefer a puzzle game? ;)
User avatar
Stormwatch
DCEmu Fan
DCEmu Fan
Posts: 2090
Joined: Thu Jul 04, 2002 11:55 pm
Location: Brazil
Contact:

Re: redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

Post by Stormwatch » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:39 am

I love shmups, but yeah, a little variety would be nice. How about, say, a 2D platformer?
Lines join in faint discord and the Stormwatch brews
. . a concert of Kings as the white sea snaps
. . at the heels of a soft prayer
. . whispered
User avatar
Captain Dreamcast
DCEmu Fast Newbie
DCEmu Fast Newbie
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:40 am
Location: Germany

Re: redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

Post by Captain Dreamcast » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:48 am

Christuserloeser wrote: @Captain Dreamcast: Thanks for posting the news! As you can see I've split & edited your post - mainly to get rid of your personal opinion about it being "yet another shmup" =P

Well, I DID say that it's a good-looking generic shmup! :mrgreen:
Seriously though, I'm looking forward to seeing some more gameplay.
cube_b3 wrote:Edit this into the news!
Added the video and some impressive screenshots. :P
Anthony817 wrote:You can thank out Deutsch freund Captain Dreamcast for this translation! Danke mein freund!
Ich danke dir for mailing it to Max, he even corrected some of the grave errors. :grin:
Anthony817 wrote: Epic! He put mine and Captain Dreamcast's names in the credits to the translated interview in the description! We are famous now thanks to my quick thinking! :lol:
8-)
For Great Justice!
User avatar
Anthony817
Insane DCEmu
Insane DCEmu
Posts: 120
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:29 am
Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Re: redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

Post by Anthony817 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:45 pm

I would like a 2D platformer too, but this is still a great game.

I think there was a 2d platformer coming out, but I think it might be just homebrew, but it still looks like a great platformer though.

cube_b3
Ex-Newsposter
Ex-Newsposter
Posts: 3937
Joined: Tue May 28, 2002 6:51 am
Location: pakistan,karachi
Contact:

Re: redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

Post by cube_b3 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:20 am

A run n gun game, is planned for fall 2011 by NG:dev.team
Christluu
DCEmu Freak
DCEmu Freak
Posts: 68
Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2004 9:46 am

Re: redspotgames announces STURMWIND for Dreamcast

Post by Christluu » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:36 am

new screenshots :grin:

Image

Image
Post Reply