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Tänzer is a new hack and slash platformer game, produced exclusively for the SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis.
Tänzer is a new hack and slash platformer game, produced exclusively for the SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis.
Tänzer is a new hack and slash platformer game, produced exclusively for the SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis.
262 backers pledged SEK 145,505 to help bring this project to life.

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Tänzer: A new SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis Exclusive game

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Tänzer is a new game being developed for the good old SEGA Mega Drive and Genesis game consoles.

The game can be best described as being a horizontally scrolling, full on action hack and slash platformer. The design influences is taken from games like Strider, Osman and Hagane to artists like Keita Amemiya and Roger Dean and to anime series such as Guyver.

The intent is to release the game as a physical release with Box, multi region Cartridge and Manual.

The final version of the game will contain the following:

  • 8 Levels (5 sub stages per level) with its own environments like Old West, Ancient Rome and Flying Pirate Ships to name a few
  • Sub Bosses for all of the sub stages
  • End of Level Bosses
  • In-Between Stages Shop where you gain your Transmutational Power and replenishes health and more
  • Secrets (like stages and hidden treasures)

The demo-on-a-cartridge pledges exists so that we can do some testing with different PCB and shell manufacturers to find the required quality in this area.

The Box, Cartridge and Packaging

The final product will have inserts for the boxes in four different variants, one for each region (Japan, US, Europe and Brazil). The one showed here is a work in progress of the PAL one.

And the cartridge itself will of course have a label to reflect that region difference as well.

Original Soundtrack CD

We're also now having a reward that includes the OST CD. You can have a preview listen of one of the songs here:

https://soundcloud.com/slashzero/tanzer-stage-1-beta

And here's a WIP / placeholder CD cover

Current State and Game Play

We have explosive action! Apart from the normal 6-way Slash, you can Triple Jump and achieve hit combos for enemies destroyed in air, you can use Transmutational Powers to finish off bigger enemies quicker, or as a defensive move.

We have Fun With Bonus at the end of each stage! Watch the count down as you reap your rewards. Also, all levels will have at least one branching route, to maximize the replay value of the game.

All enemies drop Gold for you to transform into Transmutational Powers or extra health and more, in your mother ship.

 Then you're ready to take on the Sub Bosses of each Stage...

...and finally to meat the Boss of the Level.

Then What?

Of course we've already started on the other Levels, here's a sneak peak of the future.

Who's doing this?

Mikael Tillander, pixel art, coding, sound effects and general design and Johan Agurén doing all of the music.

At the heart of the code lies SGDK, a development library in C for mega drive development, made by Stephane Dallongeville.

And we're also contracting Fergi Susetiyo for the awesome cover art and licencing the logo font from Chris Hansen.

Final Words

The community surrounding endeavors such as this are super helpful and friendly. We'd like to take the opportunity to thank all of you that make this hobby possible!

And the game itself will be made and released in some form or another, no matter the outcome of this Kickstarter. But a successful Kickstarter would mean that the quality of the physical release will be as good as we can possibly make it.

Helping this getting Pushed Through

An extra thanks to the following

http://www.homebrewlegends.com

http://www.cryptofdracula.co.uk

Risks and challenges

Having released several downloadable games for multiple platforms, this is our first attempt at producing a physical release of a game. We will take advice and do proper research for what PCBs, shells, print material etc, to use, to make sure that the quality is of the highest standard.

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    Pledge SEK 100 or more About US$ 11

    Tänzer - Digital Copy

    You will receive digital copies of both the September demo and the final version of the game.

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    • Digital Copy of the final version of the game
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    Pledge SEK 200 or more About $22

    Tänzer - Cartridge with September Demo

    You will receive a multi region cartridge with the September demo as well as the downloadable version of it.

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    Pledge SEK 300 or more About $33

    Tänzer - Cartridge Only of final version

    A multi region Cartridge with the final version of the game.

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    Pledge SEK 450 or more About $50

    Tänzer - Complete Boxed Release

    Contains multi region Cartridge, Box and Manual. You will also receive the digital copies of the September demo as well as of the final version.

    Includes:
    • Multi Region Cartridge of the final version of the game
    • Digital Copy of the final version of the game
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    Pledge SEK 530 or more About $59

    Tänzer - Complete Boxed Release + OST CD

    Contains multi region Cartridge, Box, Manual and the Original Soundtrack CD. You will also receive the digital copies of the September demo as well as of the final version.

    Includes:
    • Box and Manual
    • Digital Copy of the final version of the game
    • Multi Region Cartridge of the final version of the game
    • Digital Copy of the September demo of the game
    • Original Soundtrack CD
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    Pledge SEK 650 or more About $72

    Tänzer - Complete Boxed Game + Demo Cart

    Contains multi region Cartridge, Box and Manual and the September Demo on cartridge.
    The September Demo cartridge will be shipped in September.
    You will also receive the digital copies of the September demo as well as of the final version.

    Includes:
    • Box and Manual
    • Digital Copy of the September demo of the game
    • Digital Copy of the final version of the game
    • Multi Region Cartridge of the final version of the game
    • Multi region Cartridge with the September demo of the game
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    Pledge SEK 1,350 or more About $149

    3 x Tänzer - Complete Boxed Release

    Contains three Complete Boxed Releases. This pledge is created so that shipping cost can be at a minimum.

    Includes:
    • 3 Boxes and 3 Manuals
    • 3 Multi Region Cartridges of the final version of the game
    • Digital Copy of the final version of the game
    • Digital Copy of the September demo of the game
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- (30 days)