We're big fans of modern Mega Drive/Genesis title Tanglewood - in fact, we went hands-on with a preview build at the Revival Retro convention in Birmingham a couple of weeks ago and we were really impressed with how it's coming together - so we're pleased to hear the game has finally gone gold.
Announced on the game's official Kickstarter page, the plan is now to send the first control build some Canadian engineers who are helping oversee PCB manufacture while the developer gets to work sorting out all those cartridges so you can play it on your actual Mega Drive/Genesis console.
What are your thoughts on Tanglewood? Will you be dusting off your old Sega 16-bit machine when this little throwback arrives? Share your thoughts below...
This article was originally published by nintendolife.com on Wed 6th June, 2018.
I understand the novelty about releasing a brand new game for a classic console like Mega Drive, but why not release it on digital shops like the Nintendo eShop or Steam as well?
It doesn't make any sense from a business point of view.
Edit: Apparently this game IS coming to Steam and Itch-io. Maybe stuff like this should be mentioned in the article @Dom?
Only wood (I am so sorry) be interested if they released it digitally and elsewhere. Of all the retro consoles I have, the Mega Drive isn't one of them.
if i have a mega drive, i would get it.
From the Kickstarter update in the tweet:
"We're aiming to have the PC, Mac, and Linux emulated versions ready to roll on our Steam and itch.io pages very shortly after the first cartridges are shipped,"
Oh, OK then. Thanks for the info!
I love the idea of things like this but am so turned off by kickstarter and crowd funded stuff it will always put me off... to many fail and don't deliver and the money is gone.
Its a shame because in principle I have no issue paying upfront for a game. just make sure I get what I pay for.
@DandaraLHH Maybe do some research into the kickstarter before making these kinda comments. It is getting a "(PC/Mac/Linux) download" release.
Somebody beat you to it but yes, thank you for the info.
Jeez, it's been two years already?
I thought a modern game for a retro console just hit gold in terms of sales numbers. Was shocked as hell till I read the article.
@DandaraLHH yeah I noticed after I posted sorry for the double telling off it wasn't needed lol
The novelty is real, but I no longer have the time or space to have all sorts of retro systems hooked up. As it is, I am struggling to find room for my "modern" consoles.
the megadrive era is and always will be my favourite i enjoy so many games, graphics and soundtracks on that console i would love to see bigger devs follow suit and release megadrive classics in box with manual . 2d platforming was the beast back then.
Do the versions on Steam and Gog include the game's rom file?
They mention they are going to have it running on a custom emulator.
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