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ArkthePieKing

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Homebrew titles
« on: April 15, 2019, 02:45:12 pm »
I'm starting to get interested in homebrew titles like Tobu Tobu Girl, but I was wondering if there were any y'all knew of that were a bit more substantial? These are incredible do not in any way misunderstand me, I was just curious if any had like, stages, progression, a definitive ending, etc.

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Re: Homebrew titles
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 05:40:23 pm »
Do they have to be console/handheld?  Or is PC a possibility?


... because if PC is on the table, I'm obligated to mention...

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Re: Homebrew titles
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 02:26:25 am »
I was strictly asking about console homebrew, but that's because this is more of an academic curiosity. I just want to see what people have done with the hardware in recent years. That said wow, that game is GORGEOUS. I've got a passing knowledge of Touhou (Played Perfect Cherry Blossom, I've seen some of the flash music videos from a decade ago) and that looks like a lot of fun! I'll keep it in mind next time I'm looking for a good action platformer. :D

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Re: Homebrew titles
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 07:13:06 am »
"with the hardware in recent years"
Not a lot. The rise of IOS, and then Android when that took over, pretty much ended the DS and PSP scenes, the GP32/similar fields also shrivelled somewhat, and everything since has mostly been systems management and bad ports of emulators.

If you want to poke through https://pdroms.de/ then they are usually pretty comprehensive.

As for substantial homebrew then for said DS and PSP a fair number of 8-16 bit era games were ported or had their source remakes ported (the PSP slightly more so thanks to it having a half decent version of SDL). Standalone homebrew of substance was also a thing, though mostly in the puzzle game and music game worlds. There were a few shmups and some oddities (rhythm platformers for one) but for non port substantial platformers then the ROM hacking side of things will probably be where you look for that.

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Re: Homebrew titles
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 11:29:32 am »
One game I'm interested in but can't find anymore is Hind Strike.  It was actually sold as IAP in Super Retro 16, but since that app got booted (for a very good reason I might add, it's not the first time it was removed from the store) I haven't been able to grab it anywhere.  Same with Super Thor which looks to be a Classic Kong type of game (Classic Kong is a SNES homebrew version of Donkey Kong, it's also fun).

I've also heard of an SNES game by Devolver Digital, but when I saw the gameplay I was not enthused.  You're a game developer and you basically are abusing your staff into making games along with some other time wasting stuff.  It looks neat, but it seems to be more like an NES or mobile game than SNES in that it gets really repetitive.

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Re: Homebrew titles
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2019, 04:45:20 am »
If you like games like The Legend of Zelda, then you'll be sure to enjoy Anguna: Warriors of Virtue, which is available for both the GBA and DS:

GBA version: https://www.romhacking.net/homebrew/105/
DS version: https://www.romhacking.net/homebrew/106/
Official site: http://www.tolberts.net/anguna/
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