Sky Jaguar 2 by Demon Videogames.

Sky Jaguar 2 by Demon Videogames.

van Pac op 01-04-2019, 02:33
Onderwerp: Development
Labels: msx1, Shoot 'em ups
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Demon Videogames, an studio specialized in MSX game remakes for PC such as Knightmare Remake Gold Edition of which we reported about some years ago and the most recent one, Demonia with a remarkable transformation, decided to change sides and develop a new game for MSX.

Little is known about this new production for MSX1 computers, just few screenshots are available so far. Don't miss their Tweets if you want to be informed about its development.

relevant link: Demon Videogames on Twitter
relevant link: web site

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Van Pencioner

Scribe (1462)

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01-04-2019, 08:44

Fantastic screenshots Smile

Van N.I

Master (173)

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01-04-2019, 08:53

Nice space version of Sky Jaguar! I hope iron dumbbells appear in the game.

Van TheKid

Paragon (1184)

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01-04-2019, 09:15

hmm, the date is 1 april..

Van konamiman

Paragon (1139)

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01-04-2019, 09:21

The cover seems to be inspired in the Nemesis 2 one Smile

Van iamweasel2

Paladin (683)

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01-04-2019, 12:52

If it is true, it is a great news, too bad we will have to wait some days to know if it is not an april's fool joke.

Van Sander

Founder (1865)

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01-04-2019, 13:13

They announced it on Twitter on March 3rd. With backgrounds for 5 levels on Twitter, well if it's a April fools joke they've put a lot of effort in it Cool .

Van iamweasel2

Paladin (683)

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01-04-2019, 18:24

Well, almost 30 days before wouldn't be Fair as an april's fool joke. Looking forward to see It.

Van Pac

Guardian (6376)

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01-04-2019, 23:00

TheKid wrote:

hmm, the date is 1 april..

Don't worry, it's not a joke. Simply I was not sleepy when I decided to publish the news post at 2 a.m. in the morning... and I didn't realize it was 1 April. that's all! Tongue

Van santiontanon

Paragon (1431)

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02-04-2019, 00:31

I had seen these screenshots on Twitter before, on a day different from April 1st, so, I don't think it's a joke Smile Looking great! Smile

Van TheKid

Paragon (1184)

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02-04-2019, 07:23

@PAC: Nice, I so hoped this wasn't a joke. Graphics look nice, can't wait to play a beta Smile

Van KdL

Paragon (1407)

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04-04-2019, 13:58

I love Sky Jaguar. Santa

Van zPasi

Champion (499)

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04-04-2019, 20:18

Wow! Fantastic!

Van mariocavalcanti

Expert (94)

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13-04-2019, 18:59

Looks very promising. Great graphics! Smile

Van msxvr

Rookie (31)

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16-04-2019, 15:37

Hi! .. Sky Jaguar is not a joke Smile ... it is a project developed for testing/improving the development tools of the MSXVR computer. The final goal is to have a cartridge with two games: one game that runs over MSX1/2/2+/TR and another game that runs over an MSXVR. The idea is to demonstrate the multi-platform cartridge support and the capability of MSX/MSXVR software production using adhoc tools. The code of this game has been done using VR-Script and Native Z80 ASM. Why Sky Jaguar 2? Well .. I have dedicated a lot of hours playing this game when I was young, I think the concept of the game is not technically complicated and we needed something "easy" to develop. For the artist of this game was the first time that he creates something for MSX too, so it has been good as start point. We hope the game will be funny for the people and could be used as an example for learning how to create MSX and MSXVR games. Regards!

Van journey

Hero (525)

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16-04-2019, 16:24

msxvr wrote:

Hi! .. Sky Jaguar is not a joke Smile ... it is a project developed for testing/improving the development tools of the MSXVR computer.

GREAT!!

msxvr wrote:

....one game that runs over MSX1/2/2+/TR and another game that runs over an MSXVR.

I don't know if I understood correctly

The MSXVR version is identical, or with improved audio/graphics?

Van msxvr

Rookie (31)

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16-04-2019, 17:00

The MSXVR version will have improved audio/graphics, yes, that's the idea.

Van journey

Hero (525)

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16-04-2019, 17:14

msxvr wrote:

The MSXVR version will have improved audio/graphics, yes, that's the idea.

Yeah! Smile

Can't wait for the MSXVR!! (and for Sky jaguar 2 of course) Smile

Van Uninteresting

Master (219)

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03-09-2020, 19:54

Sorry for the necro, but possibly/probably relating to this, there is now a Sky Jaguar 2 on the big-N Switch eShop.

Van AnsiStar

Expert (86)

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04-09-2020, 19:44

Waiting for the cartridge... Wink

Van Uninteresting

Master (219)

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04-09-2020, 22:55

I hope it'll be more fun than this; I may prefer the original to this one. It's definitely related to the MSX game (game over tone, the tone played when the level bosses are destroyed, the lines of enemies flying at the player).

Gameplay video on Youtube

The game was only 4€, so maybe it is in the right ballpark for the price. I'm just not a fan of how long it takes to power up the ship and the (apparently unadjustable) audio balance between sound effects and music (and how loud the enemy ships exploding are).

I try to view retro games through the lens of modern game design sensibilities, which might be a bit different view.