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After discussion here : http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/gx4000-article-from-the-pixel-empire/ , i was wondering who would be interested for a new commercial game for GX 4000 / Plus range.I have actually no project for this range (as i'm already involved in other projects) but that may be interesting to know if GX/Plus community would be interested in a such project for future devellopers.
I put pricing as indication, that can vary.Same thing about possibility to product cartrige plastic case, i don't know about 'pro' finition instead of 3D printed cartriges.
Who would be interested with a such project ? please vote even you're not interested in such project.To finish, i'd say there is no good vote, everyone is free to be interested ;)
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Re: What about a new 'commercial' game for GX/Plus range ?
« Reply #1 on: 21:05, 17 April 18 »

After discussion here : http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/gx4000-article-from-the-pixel-empire/ , i was wondering who would be interested for a new commercial game for GX 4000 / Plus range.I have actually no project for this range (as i'm already involved in other projects) but that may be interesting to know if GX/Plus community would be interested in a such project for future devellopers.
I put pricing as indication, that can vary.Same thing about possibility to product cartrige plastic case, i don't know about 'pro' finition instead of 3D printed cartriges.
Who would be interested with a such project ? please vote even you're not interested in such project.To finish, i'd say there is no good vote, everyone is free to be interested ;)


It would be great to get a new game that uses the features of the plus models in a good way rather than some of the shonk we've seen in the past.

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Re: What about a new 'commercial' game for GX/Plus range ?
« Reply #2 on: 21:32, 17 April 18 »
Interesting. But, what do you think, would be the difference between a commercial and a homebrew game? (Quality? programming experience, Professionality?...) Your version of R-Type for example is free and one of the best Games.
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Re: What about a new 'commercial' game for GX/Plus range ?
« Reply #3 on: 21:45, 17 April 18 »

I think it would vary greatly based on what it was, I'd not fork out a lot for a physical cartridge just because it was a physical release.


I have some ideas (and a smattering of code) for a GX release at some point but trying to find time, particularly after spending all day coding, is the perennial problem. More titles that show off what the GX hardware is capable of would always be a good idea though. :)

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Re: What about a new 'commercial' game for GX/Plus range ?
« Reply #4 on: 21:48, 17 April 18 »
I would pay over the odds for a GX4000 version of Outrun!


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Re: What about a new 'commercial' game for GX/Plus range ?
« Reply #5 on: 23:19, 17 April 18 »

Interesting. But, what do you think, would be the difference between a commercial and a homebrew game? (Quality? programming experience, Professionality?...) Your version of R-Type for example is free and one of the best Games.
Thx, i'm not objective so i can not say if it is one of the best CPC game but i'm very proud of it  ;)
Let's say the idea comes from my personnal experience, i've worked on project for other machine than CPC.Just finished a game for Colecovision and noticed it is usual to have new games in cartrige format for Colecovision.That comes for NES and MD too.
For 'commercial' game, i meant quality (i meant quality in the way they can be compared in quality with some console games of 8/16 bits era) games where authors are paid (note i didn't said homebrew games can not have quality, there are a lot of quality homebrew on CPC)
Maybe knowing if GX/Plus users are ready to follow this way may motivate some CPC devs and makes come some from other machines.As author, i can say making a game that is liked is a very great thing (i see regulary great feedback from R-Type and that makes me very proud), getting a bit of money of your passion is cool too and know someone would pay for a game you made is really great.
I hope this pool will open the debate and i'd like moderator pin the subject when the pool will be closed, it could be usefull for future dev in the choice of a project ;)


It would be great to get a new game that uses the features of the plus models in a good way rather than some of the shonk we've seen in the past.
For me this is obvious, GX/Plus range need games especially develloped for them.Without lazy programming but without dealing with state of art, it is possible to make great games for theses machines.
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Re: What about a new 'commercial' game for GX/Plus range ?
« Reply #6 on: 13:03, 18 April 18 »
Colour me interested. Specifically, platformers/shoot 'em ups would be particularly good on the GX/Plus machines.
I voted for the "SD/C4CPC" version, because the extra storage/memory that the SD option provides can in turn make for better, bigger games, if the latest demos released for that format are any indication. I usually opt for physical media myself, but in this case if it means giving up the physical version for a more enriched game, then I'm all for it.

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Re: What about a new 'commercial' game for GX/Plus range ?
« Reply #7 on: 15:57, 18 April 18 »
40€ for a really gorgeous new game in opposition of some early jaguar homebrew (cheap pong-clone coded with the atari2600 basic then ported to jaguar, worst than a speccy port) why not.


A bubble bobble-like with gameplay improvement taken from bubble symphony, parasol stars, snow bros 2 -4 players mode !- would be a nice beginning. Taking inspiration from Fire&Ice (the master system port isnt' so bad), Toki, Cabal too.

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Re: What about a new 'commercial' game for GX/Plus range ?
« Reply #8 on: 16:06, 18 April 18 »
40€ for a really gorgeous new game in opposition of some early jaguar homebrew (cheap pong-clone coded with the atari2600 basic then ported to jaguar, worst than a speccy port) why not.


A bubble bobble-like with gameplay improvement taken from bubble symphony, parasol stars, snow bros 2 -4 players mode !- would be a nice beginning. Taking inspiration from Fire&Ice (the master system port isnt' so bad), Toki, Cabal too.
I'd pay 40 easily for a physical cart in the style of ghost on the MSX

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Re: What about a new 'commercial' game for GX/Plus range ?
« Reply #9 on: 16:38, 18 April 18 »
What will be the cost of a real cartridge, since an additionnal chip is needed to emulate the ACID chip protection? Plus the box, plus the eeprom, ...
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