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BomberCats: a new Lynx game coming Fall 2018!


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#1 LordKraken OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:38 AM

Hello guys!
 
I'm really pleased to announce today the forthcoming release of a new Lynx game called BomberCats!
 
The simplest way to present the game is to see it as an hommage to the legendary Bomberman (especially the SNES version). With cats!!!
And then to look at the following pictures :)
 
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Here is a small FAQ:
 
Is it identical to the SNES version?
Almost! A few bonuses are missing, like for instance the skull/malus and the one to push bombs around. But you get 2 different view mode: zoomed and unzoomed.
 
How long have you been working on the game?
I started in... 2010. I programmed the game engine first and then the controls trying to get an accurate SNES feeling. I paused the development for a few years (five actually) and I resumed it last year while I was in parental leave for a couple of months, programming in between baby naps (I live in Sweden, and parental leave is one of the benefit every dad gets here!).
 
Who developed the game?
Code, art and sounds are from me, the great music is from Turbo Laser Lynx.
I got a lot of help from this forum and the french Yaronet forum. Special thanks to Fadest, Karri and Sage.
 
Is the game ready to ship?
The game is basically done but I need to improve AI, add a stage or 2 and finalize digital sounds. It will be release before Christmas +- the delay to produce a physical cartridge.
 
Can the game be played in multiplayers?
No comlynx version planned. Sorry.
 
Is there a solo adventure?
No. This version of BomberCats consists of the battle mode only. I'm still thinking of adding an arcade mode.
 
How can I get the game?
I would love to release the game as a physical cartridge with a proper box and manual. As the game is strongly influenced by Bomberman, it could be a bit dangerous from a legal side though. I still need to investigate and see who is interested... In any case the game will also be available as a rom download for a symbolic price. All benefits will be given to charity and the process will be completely transparent.
 
 


#2 Bochum_Boy OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:07 AM

Great plans! Especially for the benefits!



#3 Jazzoff2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:40 AM

Yes, yes, yes!!!!! I've been waiting for a Bomberman style game!!! Sign me up for a copy! :-D



#4 Jungsi OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:57 AM

Bomberman AND cats? That‘s really great! :-)

#5 lachoneus OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:10 AM

This looks great! Sign me up for a copy.

#6 Ninjabba OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:45 AM

Congratulations on completion of the endurance test!

It looks very polished and can imagine it must play like the original :)



#7 LordKraken OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:51 AM

@ninjabba: Yeah it's definitely not the same scope as your game, but it was quite an endurance test still.

Now I must pretend I'm yound again and create a youtube channel to post a video :D


Edited by LordKraken, Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:52 AM.


#8 ilmapo81 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:27 AM

Yeaaaaaahhh!! Sign me for a copy!!!

#9 karri OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:34 AM

This year has turned out to be very Lynx creative. The lion approves!

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#10 bdoi OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:43 AM

great congratulation, it looks beautiful. I am in for one cart :)



#11 BadPricey OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:03 AM

Fantastic. A cart would be mega!

#12 4ever2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:46 AM

Awesome can't wait to play!

#13 Level42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:33 AM

 

 
 
How can I get the game?
I would love to release the game as a physical cartridge with a proper box and manual. As the game is strongly influenced by Bomberman, it could be a bit dangerous from a legal side though. I still need to investigate and see who is interested... In any case the game will also be available as a rom download for a symbolic price. All benefits will be given to charity and the process will be completely transparent.
 
 

 

 

I can only give this huge thumbs up !!!! 



#14 Maddog OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:38 PM

Wow! Lovin' it  :grin:

 

I'd love a cart but happy with the digital copy if that's how its released.



#15 mvirtuale OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:39 PM

This game is fantastic.
I am in for one cart and a digital copy. :grin:

Edited by mvirtuale, Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:13 PM.


#16 Guitari OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:26 PM

Count me in!

#17 PFG 9000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:18 PM

This looks awesome! Lynx + Bomberman, two of my favorite things. I would absolutely buy a cartridge if you did decide to go that route.

#18 TrekMD OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:21 PM

Fantastic!  I'm in!



#19 Grumpmeister OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:42 AM

Looks good, I'm definitely up for that :D



#20 agradeneu ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:57 AM

Yes!

#21 Turbo Laser Lynx ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:04 AM

What a great idea with the cats, it looks absolutely great! :thumbsup: It also plays great (the version that I've played when doing the music). I'm happy to be a little part of this game/release! :)



#22 Twoface2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:06 AM

I'm interested in a copy :)



#23 Cyprian_K OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:37 AM

awesome news



#24 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:01 AM

Agreed. I think we all want to buy a copy (or two!) from you.



#25 TigerSuperman OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:40 PM

Anther Lynx game to add to my growing collection! I also like your charity idea.




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