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Escape 2042: The Truth Defenders

The game running on a real Megadrive
The game running on a real Megadrive

This game is a fast paced 2D platformer with 2 mini-games included.
The main game features security cameras to avoid, firing enemies, grenades to collect, computer "hacking" to open doors or disable laser protection fields, and level card based locked door in the first prison levels.
The game will take place in 3 different environments (prison, forest, desert) interspersed with 2 mini-games including a reversed shoot'em up and an original abseiling game.

The project is targeted for the following platforms:
-Gameboy (DMG, Pocket, Color, GBA) cartridge + box with manual
-Megadrive PAL (and Genesis NTSC) cartridge + box with manual
-Dreamcast (Region free, Factory pressed CD)
-Windows (Vote for this game on Steam Greenlight !)
-PC-Engine CD (if the Stretch Goal is met)

The game running on a real Gameboy pocket
The game running on a real Gameboy pocket

Due to cartridge size limitation, the Gameboy version will only include the first prison levels and no mini-games.

Gameboy cartridge mockup
Gameboy cartridge mockup

The Story:
In the year 2042, a socialist government is in power, but nobody had foreseen progressive dictatorship that settled in. The elites of the government hid behind a sham democracy, disconnected from the life the people were leading, and acted solely in their own interests.

The regime considered the dissidents as conspiracy theorists, treated them like terrorists and locked them away in highly-secured prisons, to prevent them from telling the people the truth about the manipulating medias accomplice of the government power.

You are Eris, a computer engineer and member of the Truth Defenders coalition.

After a clandestine operation to inform the people, you are locked away in the highly-secured prison Bulor 24.

But your knowledge on security systems will enable you to escape.

Your turn now to escape as fast as you can from this place!

Temporary box design of Megadrive/Genesis version (artwork will be improved later)
Temporary box design of Megadrive/Genesis version (artwork will be improved later)

 The footage of the video trailer was captured from the Megadrive version, the Windows and Dreamcast version will play exactly the same but with better musics of cd quality.

Stretch Goals:
27000€ - Port of the Gameboy version to PC Engine CD with colored levels.
28000€ - Japanese Translation
30000€ - Native female voice-over acting (in French, English & Japanese) for Dreamcast, PCe CD and Windows version.

The abseiling mini-game playing on Megadrive
The abseiling mini-game playing on Megadrive

 

Vote for this game on Steam Greenlight !
Vote for this game on Steam Greenlight !

 

Risks and challenges

The Gameboy version will use a custom cartridge design of 32Kbytes to minimize cost (no MBC chip required)
The goal is to produce cartridges as close as original retail games.
Producing boxes will be a bit more complicated, so, the Gameboy version will use a standard N-DS plastic case box nicely cut to fit a gameboy cartridge.
The Megadrive/Genesis version will use custom plastic boxes from stoneagegamer.
The Dreamcast and PC Engine CD version will be produced by a professional CD pressing factory just like I did for all my previously released games. (check my website)

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FAQ

  • The game will be available in English and French languages.
    A Japanese translation will be available If the second Stretch Goal is met.
    Due to ROM size limitation, the Gameboy cartridge will only include one language, that you will choose before shipping.

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