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#1 opcode OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:10 AM

I am seriously considering selling my unreleased CV games on eBay. I have several games that I ported over the years from platforms like the MSX and SG-1000, but which I didn't see enough commercial appeal to justify a packaged release. Games like Juno First, Sparkie and Comic Bakery (actually more, some non playable demos like the CGE 2003 demo). I am in need of some money to fund the SGM development, so I am considering to create 3 copies of each non-released game and put them on eBay. Or perhaps a single copy, not sure which would be the best option.

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Posted Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:30 AM

I am seriously considering selling my unreleased CV games on eBay. I have several games that I ported over the years from platforms like the MSX and SG-1000, but which I didn't see enough commercial appeal to justify a packaged release. Games like Juno First, Sparkie and Comic Bakery (actually more, some non playable demos like the CGE 2003 demo). I am in need of some money to fund the SGM development, so I am considering to create 3 copies of each non-released game and put them on eBay. Or perhaps a single copy, not sure which would be the best option.

Eduardo


I would be interested to release them under CollectorVision

PM sent :)

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Posted Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:39 AM

I am seriously considering selling my unreleased CV games on eBay. I have several games that I ported over the years from platforms like the MSX and SG-1000, but which I didn't see enough commercial appeal to justify a packaged release. Games like Juno First, Sparkie and Comic Bakery (actually more, some non playable demos like the CGE 2003 demo). I am in need of some money to fund the SGM development, so I am considering to create 3 copies of each non-released game and put them on eBay. Or perhaps a single copy, not sure which would be the best option.

Eduardo


I would be interested to release them under CollectorVision

PM sent :)


This sounds like a good idea, especially for the playable games. More people would be happy, for sure.

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Posted Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:55 PM

I am seriously considering selling my unreleased CV games on eBay. I have several games that I ported over the years from platforms like the MSX and SG-1000, but which I didn't see enough commercial appeal to justify a packaged release. Games like Juno First, Sparkie and Comic Bakery (actually more, some non playable demos like the CGE 2003 demo). I am in need of some money to fund the SGM development, so I am considering to create 3 copies of each non-released game and put them on eBay. Or perhaps a single copy, not sure which would be the best option.

Eduardo


I would be interested to release them under CollectorVision

PM sent :)

I am sure that this would drum up a small frenzy of interest amongst the serious collectors - me included :D Certainly a good idea if you need to generate some cash. I suspect that you'd make more money if you were to produce say 10 of each rather than the very limited 1 to 3.

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Posted Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:28 PM

I am seriously considering selling my unreleased CV games on eBay. I have several games that I ported over the years from platforms like the MSX and SG-1000, but which I didn't see enough commercial appeal to justify a packaged release. Games like Juno First, Sparkie and Comic Bakery (actually more, some non playable demos like the CGE 2003 demo). I am in need of some money to fund the SGM development, so I am considering to create 3 copies of each non-released game and put them on eBay. Or perhaps a single copy, not sure which would be the best option.

Eduardo


I would be interested to release them under CollectorVision

PM sent :)

I am sure that this would drum up a small frenzy of interest amongst the serious collectors - me included :D Certainly a good idea if you need to generate some cash. I suspect that you'd make more money if you were to produce say 10 of each rather than the very limited 1 to 3.


Or simply sell cartridges only (PCB, no shell)
Make like 50 copies of each at 20$/30$ each copies
I'm sure they'll be sold out in no time! ;)

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Posted Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:06 PM

I am seriously considering selling my unreleased CV games on eBay. I have several games that I ported over the years from platforms like the MSX and SG-1000, but which I didn't see enough commercial appeal to justify a packaged release. Games like Juno First, Sparkie and Comic Bakery (actually more, some non playable demos like the CGE 2003 demo). I am in need of some money to fund the SGM development, so I am considering to create 3 copies of each non-released game and put them on eBay. Or perhaps a single copy, not sure which would be the best option.

The sad part is that you may actually make more money out of selling these unreleased games "as-is" rather than reaching a publishing deal with guys like me. In particular, I would have liked to release Comic Bakery under the Team Pixelboy banner. But that would imply you putting additional efforts into completing the port, because I wouldn't accept selling a buggy port.

But we already have deals going for Track & Field and Space Shuttle, so I'll shut up now. :P

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Posted Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:44 PM

Hey!

Wait a minute!

I offered you 3 ( or maybe 4) dollars for each of you protos at the MGC (expansion Module also...)!!!

I should get first 'dibs'... :P :P :P :roll:




Actually I'd pay good money (I'll define that later... ;) ) to own something like this...


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And whatever you decide - go for it. Let the highest bidder win...

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Posted Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:47 AM

You could also put a "Paypal Donations" button on Opcode Web page and those who donate a good amount of $$ would receive a copy of a proto

I will be happy to donate if it can help to produce the SGM


Just an idea... :)

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Posted Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:53 AM

You could also put a "Paypal Donations" button on Opcode Web page and those who donate a good amount of $$ would receive a copy of a proto

I will be happy to donate if it can help to produce the SGM


Just an idea... :)

Heck - I think that's a great idea - I'd be happy to donate as well.

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Posted Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:11 PM

Ok, first game is going to be the SG-1000 version of Exerion, an arcade game from Jaleco. Please check youtube to see the game in action.


I will place the first copy on eBay tonight. Game is tested to the best of my ability and appears 100% functional. However no express guarantee will be made. Sold as-is.
Game will be cartridge only, no manual or box, but isn't a pretty simple game, easy to figure out.
Cartridge label will be my regular Opcode Prototype Lab with the game name, copy number and my signature attesting it is an original Opcode proto.
I am still not sure if I am going to make 5 or 10 copies, should decide that later today.
I also reserve the rights to publish the game later as a commercial release if so I wish, though with all honesty I have no such plans.

Eduardo

Edited by opcode, Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:13 PM.


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Posted Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:49 PM

Ok, first game is going to be the SG-1000 version of Exerion, an arcade game from Jaleco. Please check youtube to see the game in action.


I will place the first copy on eBay tonight. Game is tested to the best of my ability and appears 100% functional. However no express guarantee will be made. Sold as-is.
Game will be cartridge only, no manual or box, but isn't a pretty simple game, easy to figure out.
Cartridge label will be my regular Opcode Prototype Lab with the game name, copy number and my signature attesting it is an original Opcode proto.
I am still not sure if I am going to make 5 or 10 copies, should decide that later today.
I also reserve the rights to publish the game later as a commercial release if so I wish, though with all honesty I have no such plans.

Eduardo


So, IF I won the auction, will you authorize me to publish it?

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Posted Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:01 PM

So, IF I won the auction, will you authorize me to publish it?


Nop. :)

It is going to be 5 copies, and once they are gone, they are gone.

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Posted Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:07 PM

Ok, posted.
Exerion, copy #1 of 5. Initial bid is only $1.

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Posted Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:15 PM

Ok, posted.
Exerion, copy #1 of 5. Initial bid is only $1.

Eduardo



Question:
I don't think I saw Exerion on your initial post of what games you were thinking of putting on ebay.
Do you have an idea of the exact games you are going to put out there in case some of us can't afford to try and get them all then we can save our money for specific choices?

Thanks

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Posted Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:50 PM

Would love to see a cart-only mulitgame for these titles, or even buyable ROM files. :) Could be pretty easy, and no labor involved to just sell the ROM files for $5 or $10 apiece via paypal for those that have the AtariMax cart, or play on emulators.

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Posted Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:30 PM

OK - looked for 'EXERION', 'OPCODE', and a few other searches and found NA-DA - what's up?

Eduardo can you give us a link to the auction.

Thanks
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Posted Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:33 PM

OK - looked for 'EXERION', 'OPCODE', and a few other searches and found NA-DA - what's up?

Eduardo can you give us a link to the auction.

Thanks
Jeff


Hi Jeff,

Sure, here:

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 160424296895

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Posted Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:25 PM

So - five carts to be made.... Is the final price = the highest bid or the lowest?

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Posted Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:11 PM

said I'd pay 'good money' not 'insane money' :roll: for this but glad Eduardo's got more cash to work on his projects :) .

Maybe I can get 2 , 3, 4 or 5...

Anybody here the winner?

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Posted Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:36 AM

said I'd pay 'good money' not 'insane money' :roll: for this but glad Eduardo's got more cash to work on his projects :) .

Maybe I can get 2 , 3, 4 or 5...

Anybody here the winner?


Just wanted to say thank you everybody for such interest on the protos. The first copy sold for a lot more than I could have hoped for.
I was getting short on money with the SGM but thanks to you guys I can now resume work on the board. Each prototype costs some good money to manufacture (because I am producing a single board), so that money is coming in good time.
Thanks again.... And copy #2 is going to eBay later tonight.
BTW, I will give all the winners the ROM image of the game, and it is up to them to decide what to do with it, as long as it doesn't involve making money from it (selling the image or making copies of the game in cartridge).

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Posted Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:47 PM

said I'd pay 'good money' not 'insane money' Posted Image for this but glad Eduardo's got more cash to work on his projects Posted Image .

Maybe I can get 2 , 3, 4 or 5...

Anybody here the winner?



Glad to see the money go to Eduardo but I must admit this was higher than I thought it would go. I was thinking it would be between $150-200.
It'll be interesting to see what the other 4 go for....hopefully 4 of us will get to contribute to a good cause.Posted Image

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Posted Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:22 PM

Thanks again.... And copy #2 is going to eBay later tonight.

I haven't spotted it yet... ;)

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Posted Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:42 PM

Copy #2 posted:

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 160428086891

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Posted Mon May 3, 2010 7:18 PM

Copy #2 posted:

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 160428086891

Congrats on earning even more money with the second proto than the first! :D

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Posted Tue May 4, 2010 1:03 AM

Copy #2 posted:

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 160428086891

Congrats on earning even more money with the second proto than the first! Posted Image


Anybody going to fess up on winning either of the first two? Posted Image




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