I think we mentioned on the website or somewhere what we changed. The scoring in the original release could be abused by camping out (leading to some very high scores by not playing the game in the true spirit) - this was the main reason for making another version. It's not possible now. When the boss arrives, shooting drones is only worth doing if done to protect yourself, lets just say points are not going to add up quickly
Graphics changes are minor, some sprites sat a bit ugly over the backdrops (harsh contrast). The clouds were altered slightly, colours were altered slightly, as was the logo on the menu. I think maybe the warpship was edited as well, possibly the tunnel colours - it was all done some months ago so it's hard to remember, but nothing major so please don't expect it to suddenly look wildly different... what else... oh the best bit - there's a pause feature added, but it only works on 60Hz jaguars because the european wing of our testing department were too busy getting hammered on stolen German rum. They've all been publicly flogged, images to appear on the website soon if that's something you'd enjoy seeing. Instead, Pause becomes a handy "quit" feature
So you could say pause is just an added bonus to our friends over the pond and the cool kids over here who know what a difference that 20% speed increase is like to game play... or you could say that pobody's nerfect... Hey, it's a running theme with Jaguar homebrews having PAL issues, everyone's at it it seems! Did we announce our Jaguar 50/60 modding services - coming soon?
Pricing has been finalised with RGCD - we worked together really hard to balance this as best we could and be fair to everyone involved - hopefully it doesn't backfire and leave anyone owing money rather than generating a little income to put towards the cart run. As I'm really, really, massively, incredibly busy right now and will be away from home for a while, and knowing that RGCD are super busy with the end of their C-64 game coding contest (12 new games to be released this weekend!), KM:F will come along when they have time to add it to the site and announce it properly. We've waited this long to get it out in this format, I suppose a few more days won't hurt. So, pricing: as I understand it, KM will cost £24.00 sterling to destinations in Europe and £25.00 ROW with insured delivery (not signed for). xe.com advises this equates to around Euro30 and $40US respectively. It's not a bad price at all for a professionally produced physical copy I think most will agree. Pricing is based on estimated sales volume judging by past releases, hopefully it'll work out. If it goes way better than expected, future releases might be even cheaper still, it all depends what happens. ***EDIT: Here is a link to a post I just noticed on the RGCD fb page: http://sphotos-h.ak....971033955_o.png
- sorry if you can't see it, fb links can be iffy if you don't have an account.
Just a few comments from me now. First thing is the advice we received regarding making pressed CDs (There's a little more to it than approaching any old CD production company with a CD-R and saying "here, make me a spindle of these", due to the Jag CD format). So a big thanks to Carl/Songbird for his advice, reassurances and his open attitude to helping us get to this point with CDs - cheers! Matthias was also helpful discussing this subject, thanks again to him. On a more personal note... I know CJ is really pleased to have his first game pressed to CD, the glass masters/metal stampers thing has always been right up there with making our own carts as something we wanted to get done, and now we know who to use and how to go about it we won't be stopping here. As some of you know (particularly those who can see his posts on fb) he's been going through a lot health-wise over recent times and had an especially difficult period recently. Taking the time to work on Rebooteroids for ejagfest was a really big ask for him but he came through and didn't let us down - great effort, mate - you know we appreciate it! I know he'll hate me for saying all this as it's not something he discussed much, but I just want to big him up here, dedicate this release to his determination to stay positive and keep at it as long as he's still enjoying it. We'll get those carts out and start filling your shelves with our games - nice one, law! OK, end of mushy stuff, normal service resumes...