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UPDATE: (October 12th, 2021)

 

«The Sorrow of Gadhlan’ Thur» digital release (ROM for LTO flash and jzintv emulator).

 

After gathering all the feedback that you guys gave over the last 2 or 3 days here:

 

 

 

At this moment I can offer the following (which is pretty much everything you guys asked for and I could do at this moment):

 

I've put the rom for sale on the Kai Magazine Software store, compatible with LTO Flash and jzintv emulator.

The price is 17 Euro, which (today) is less than $20, which is the lowest amount that has been suggested. The digital release contains digital versions of the cover (box), manual, overlays and cartridge sticker.

 

https://kai-magazine-software.fwscart.com/product_preview/p4398489_21444598.aspx


BUT BEFORE YOU BUY IT:

Anyone who pre-ordered this game or bought it after the pre-order can request the ROM for free (whith the caviat that in the event of a refund, the price of the ROM would be substracted from the refund).

This means you don't have to pay twice. Only in the event of a necessary pre-order cancelation due to third party circumstances, the price would be deducted from the refund.

 

Those who paid for the game and who are interested on the rom just have to contact me (via atariage PM, facebook messenger, online shop messaging system etc) and I will send it to them in less than 24 hours (because of different time zones, etc).

 

Some people have also requested to be able to get the box, cover, manual, label and overlays in advance.

I am happy to send it to them since those are sitting in boxes since February, so no problem, I can send those to anyone who already paid for the game.

This would only mean that when the carts are available, they would have to pay the shipping costs of the cart.

In the unfortunate event of a pre-order cancellation caused by a third party, we would deduct the cost of this materials (which are 15 euro) and the shipping costs (which unfortunatelly are the same as the whole game if we use registered mail, but we can explore cheaper options).

 

If someone who didn’t already pay for the game wishes to buy the box, cover, manual, label and overlays together with the ROM, I can create an item in our online shop in order to buy that as well.

 

Thank you everyone for your patience, understanding and huge support!

 

UPDATE (old, but still current): 

The pre-order period for this game has expired, but you can still order it at full price (Shipment date yet to be determined)

 

Except for the cartridges, everything else is ready (Manuals, boxes, covers, stickers, overlays) to begin the shipments to those of you who pre-ordered the game.
The cartridge manufacturer is very busy and he has not given us an estimated date of when we should receive them.
This means that the shipments (which should begin now) will be delayed and I will let you know as soon as we have a confirmed date.
I am very sorry about this, but there are things that are outside of our hands/control.
Thank you very much for your support and your patience.

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Hello, I am Oscar Kenneth, from Kai Magazine Software (John Hassink, Mighel Angel Jimenez, Victor Sanchez and me), the developers of Ninja Odyssey,TNT Cowboy,A.F.: Anthropomorphic Force, A Tale of Dragons and Swords and Star Mercenary for Intellivision (Among many other games for other systems such as MSX2 and PC).

 

I wish to present you our latest creation:

 

The Sorrow of Gadhlan’ Thur is the first «Metroidvania» game for the Intellivision.

 

The «Metroidvania» genre was born in the 90’s and it is tremendously popular these days.

This side-view action RPG genre is a mixture of «Metroid» elements and «Calstlevania Symphony of the Night» elements where the player explores an open world and he finds objects which will grant him the ability to reach places he could not reach before, therefore expanding the bounds of the world he can explore.

Usually the main character begins as a weak character and as the game advances he becomes stronger and has better equipment and new abilities that will allow him to explore further and to defeat stronger foes.

 

The Sorrow of Gadhlan’ Thur for Intellivision includes all these elements and more.

It is a carefully balanced mixture between Castlevania: Simon’s quest, Cadash, Zelda 2 and many other games.

 

-Explore a huge open world and find powerful ancient relics.

-Find new towns where you can save your progress and upgrade your equipment.

-Explore dungeons and temples from a forgotten civilization.

-Increase your fighting skills and abilities to engage smart and challenging enemies with an artificial intelligence never seen before on Intellivision.

-Take advantage of the environment and sneak by your enemies by staying outside of their field of view.

-Use throwing weapons to get rid of the most aggressive enemies before they can come close to you.

 

Game Features:

-Different animated backgrounds, giving a more immersive experience to the player.

-Enemies and objects will remain active even when outside the view screen thus increasing the game-play area twice the screen area. (This feature is commonly found only on 16bit video-games since the late 80’s and 90’s).

-Quickly and easily save your progress in the game cartridge.

-High quality package with a very nice plastic box, a very high resolution cover and a big, high quality game manual.

-Beautiful cover art by Miguel Angel Jimenez (as usual)

-Nice and catchy in-game background music by John Hassink (as usual)

-Incredible Intro music, amazingly synchronized to the events shown in the intro by Manuel Dopico

-Story written by Victor Sanchez and me.

 

Here you can see a video of the game from the beginning, and near the end of the video you can see 2 more advanced areas where the player has more items and abilities.

The video does not look nearly as smooth as the real thing, so don’t get scared by the lack of smoothness here.

 

Game-play video (NTSC colors):

 

 

We started this project on summer 2019, after finishing and publishing the MSX2 version. This Intellivision version took twice the time and effort to complete than any other Intellivision game we made before.

An incredible amount of hours and hours of optimization and coding went into this game. I did not stop optimizing the code and re-assigning the memory assets until we were able to include everything we wanted to include.

 

This time, we will self publish this game with the help of the Intellivision community (you, guys ^_^) as we always did before in the MSX community and PC.

This way the game can have as much development time as we want and we can deliver it with the package quality we think it deserves.

 

The pre-order period starts today and will finish on January 21.

The estimated Pre-order shipments should begin on February 2021.

Shipments will be made in strict payment order: The first one who pays will be the first one to be shipped, and so on.

 

Pre-ordering not only helps us but to you guys as well: All the Pre-order will have a 5 euro discount (55 Euro instead of 60 Euro). After the pre-order period finishes, the game will be priced at 60 Euro.

Also, everyone who Pre-order this game will have his name or nickname (as you prefer) in the “Special Thanks” section of the game manual, so your contribution to help this game see the light will be immortalized ^_^

 

 

Shipment outside the European Union: 15,80 Euro (up to 3 games in the same package. More than 3 games: 21.80 Euro)

Shipment to the European Union: 12,80 Euro (up to 3 games in the same package. More than 3 games: 15.75 Euro)

Shipment to Spain: 6.10 Euro (up to 3 games in the same package. More than 3 games: 10,70 Euro)

 

Pre-order link:

https://kai-magazine-software.fwscart.com/The_Sorrow_of_Gadhlan_Thur_for_Intellivision_(Shipment_time_yet_to_be_determined)/p4398489_20901779.aspx

 

Very Special thanks:

Joe Zbiciak

Oscar Toledo

Arturo Ragozinni

And you guys, for your support!

 

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Yikes!  I have to preorder this one for sure.

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Thank you!

I am sure you will love the Kai Magazine exclusive box, noone else can purchase them since those are only manufactured near where I live.

Kai Magazine boxes are one of the best regarded among the msx community for their quality and curiously enough they are almost the same size as the Intellivision boxes, but being made of plastic, these boxes will last for generations.

 

Happy Xmas!

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Awesome,thanks Kai!

This looks great, just like every other game has that you have made for Intellivision. 

If it's anything like the quality and playability of TNT Cowboy I will be riveted to this game for days!😊👍

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Thank you for your kind words!

Perhaps it is wrong of me to say it myself but I am pretty sure you will find this game has far more playability, variety and depth than TNT Cowboy.

I aim to improve and do better ;)

 

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Thank you!

Not only Cadash, as stated in the description:

 

"The Sorrow of Gadhlan’ Thur for Intellivision includes all these elements and more.

It is a carefully balanced mixture between Castlevania: Simon’s quest, Cadash, Zelda 2 and many other games."

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Uuuhh... I just notticed that I made a mistake in the game description, we started this project on summer 2019, not summer 2020, but I can no longer edit that.

Does anyone know how to update the first newspost so I can update as new information about the progress is available, etc?

I saw many people does that, but I don't know how ^_^!

 

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2 minutes ago, Kai_Magazine said:

Uuuhh... I just notticed that I made a mistake in the game description, we started this project on summer 2019, not summer 2020, but I can no longer edit that.

Does anyone know how to update the first newspost so I can update as new information about the progress is available, etc?

I saw many people does that, but I don't know how ^_^!

I was going to say, if you had a game like this written from start to finish in only a few months, you've got some unnatural talent within your team!  Either way, I'm still very impressed.

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