I have not made an official announcement on our website. But last year in Oct, we closed a deal with Atari SA to purchase the rights of about 60 game IPs.
These new titles added an influx of games we can/want to port to Jaguar.
At the time, we were looking for someone to take on our Jaguar Releases so we could concentrate on monetize these games digitally as soon as possible. Unfortunately we couldn't find anyone that would be the right partner.
The reason I needed some other company/team to take on the releases is because so far, we've been doing the Jaguar releases by hand. Man, it is a lot of work compared to other platforms which we pretty much get the PCBs fully assembled with the games loaded. Our fulfilling times were longer for Jaguar, as every PCB was soldered and tested by hand, and on top of that, we needed to program and solder 2 Flash eeproms on the PCB, almost doubling our assembling time. This added extra pressure that resulted in a bit of drop on quality on our second release.
However, since we couldn't find anyone to take on the Jaguar projects, I found my self forced to keep on doing them ourselves. But I just will not do them by hand. So yesterday we sent some publicly available documentation to a trusted factory so they can start making a new Jaguar PCB which would come pre assembled and pre programmed. At the same time, this week we will dispatch a Cart sample so a new tooling for a cart is made and we can get the pcbs already in a cart, ready for packaging and shipping.
This will lead to Jaguar released (hopefully!) to be done in pairs, so (hopefully) there will be 2 releases in 2018 of a total of 4 games.
As I mentioned on previous announcements, our pricing will not pass the 54.99 mark for a complete in box game. However, we are planning a separate venture called Replay Pass that would allow paid members to get our games, general retro gaming products and other benefits at up to 50% off the MSRP.
Replay Pass would be a separate announcements so there would be details later.
As Always, we want to bring the highest products possible at the lowest possible cost for our consumers.
Thanks for your support on previous releases and I hope we can serve you all in the best possible way in 2018! Happy New Year!