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DragonKeep - New game release from Reboot!

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It has been a long time since Reboot have released a game for free download, and it is something I've wanted to get back to for a while.  With everyone in lockdown from COVID-19, now seemed like the perfect opportunity to give something out to the community to play with and hopefully have a few hours away from the real world with some fun.

Announcing:  DRAGONKEEP

 

 

DragonKeep_v1.01_Skunk_GD.rom

 

Flash this to your Skunkboard or copy to your JaguarGD cart to play.

Based on the classic 2600 game "Dragonfire" you must help your King recover all his worldly treasure from a dragon infested castle!

 

The music was created by Roald Strauss from https://indiegamemusic.com/ and is fully licensed for use.

 

Artwork for this was sourced from opengameart.org, itch.io and pixabay, and I'd like to thank the following:

 

MSavioti - Fireball

Revangale - The Raven

Bonsaiheldin - Gold and Treasure icons

djantosh10 - Dungeon Door

Mysticartdesign / 1030 images - Title picture

CharlesGabriel - Dragon

DarkWorkX / 1778 images - Castle interior floor

arikel - Our Hero!

rubberduck - Castle exterior backdrop

 

The game will likely appear in the future on a compilation of similarly sized projects.  I love working on these smaller games where the focus is on nailing the fun and gameplay, so I think I might do a few more of these until there is enough for a multicart.

If people enjoy this release, we'll run a High Score Competition with a prize.

 

Anyway, stay safe everyone, say indoors, and WASH YOUR HANDS.

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Looks simple (as in not complex), but pretty cool! Can't wait to give it a go.

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What a fun looking homage to Dragonfire. I gotta dig out the Skunk for this. Thanks for sharing it!

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Thanks for making this available!

 

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Wow, Dragonfire was the first game I ever played in the 80s (on my black Irish 2600 Jnr). I so wish I didn't miss out on the Jaguar SD, I was all processed through paypal and waiting for it too. I've been away from the Jag for a while and will go back. My Spectrum Next arrived this week, some of the home brews remind me of Jag ones. Anyway I will have to fire up the skunk for this. Just to say that in the right to left screen it needs to be that you duck and jump to avoid the fire. 😉😁

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44 minutes ago, Guitari said:

ust to say that in the right to left screen it needs to be that you duck and jump to avoid the fire. 😉😁

Did you not watch the video? :D

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30 minutes ago, CyranoJ said:

Did you not watch the video? :D

Yes my good man. All through. No sign of any ducking or do I need glasses?! 🤔 

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21 minutes ago, Guitari said:

Yes my good man. All through. No sign of any ducking or do I need glasses?! 🤔 

You need glasses ;)

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3 minutes ago, CyranoJ said:

You need glasses ;)

Oh yes I see it now. That's more of a shoulder shrug than a duck! 🦆 😁

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Any possibility of getting a ROM we can convert to run via JagCD? I opened this one up in JIFFI but it's not giving me the option to covert to a .CDI.

 

Thanks!

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10 minutes ago, K3V said:

Any possibility of getting a ROM we can convert to run via JagCD? I opened this one up in JIFFI but it's not giving me the option to covert to a .CDI.

 

Thanks!

No, it'll end up on eBay.

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Just now, CyranoJ said:

No, it'll end up on eBay.

Sad, but understandable. Thanks for the release though!

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4 minutes ago, K3V said:

Sad, but understandable. Thanks for the release though!

No problem.  I wish we were able to share all the things, all the time - but so much makes its way to ebay and then gets sold by unscrupilous turds.

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47 minutes ago, CyranoJ said:

No problem.  I wish we were able to share all the things, all the time - but so much makes its way to ebay and then gets sold by unscrupilous turds.

I'll just be here patiently waiting for my JagGD in the meantime :D

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Cool! 

I thought that great time was definitely over forever!

thanks a lot Rebooooooooot ;)

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Thanks all for the comments, hope it brings a little fun into the world for some people.  If it only does that for one person then job done.

 

Noticed SIXTY-FOUR downloads, hehe, made me laugh :)

 

We'll sort out a highscore compo for this shortly.  In the meantime: stay safe, everyone.

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I would love to see this on a cart with some other games, if that's what this comment was suggesting...

 

"The game will likely appear in the future on a compilation of similarly sized projects."

 

 

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22 hours ago, CyranoJ said:

No, it'll end up on eBay.

That are sad news for me and many others I think, that don't have a skunk-board or have been able to catch a GD by now.

 

I can understand, that you don't want copies to be released, if you run a business. But you offer the game for free (I would even pay some bucks for it, as I like the game play and even want to encourage people to develop things for retro-consoles). Isn't it the best to offer as many games for your beloved console as possible? The more people are playing it, the more love you for your work! 

 

I understand, that you don't want to help the assholes selling copies of the games to other people that get cheated. But you affect the customers to pay for it as there are people not able to enjoy your game. Is it worth that? Seems to me, as the automotive industry is not producing cars anymore, as there have been seen some overpriced used cars sold on the market.

 

So please don't missunderstand me: I would like to see games published for the Jaguar. But if it's only published for devices only a few insider own (skunk-board), I don't care. The few Jaguars ever been sold (and the fewer still in use) are not the great business, are they? I think, the remaining players should be united, not divided! 

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