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Retro Game Designer is a software tool running on Windows PC, that will allow you to create your own video games without programming knowledge and play it on retro consoles such as Megadrive/Genesis, Dreamcast, Playstation 1, Jaguar & more.

I'm Orion, an independent retro video game developer since 5 years.
I created several video games such as Elansar & Philia (myst like games), Alice's Mom's Rescue and Escape 2042 (platformer games), Zia and the goddesses of magic (RPG), and several puzzle games, I have been releasing those games on various retro platforms, such as Megadrive/Genesis, Gameboy, Dreamcast, Playstation 1, PC Engine, Jaguar, Falcon, GP32 as well as Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android !

You can find all my games here on my website: http://orionsoft.free.fr/

Since I have a strong experience in making different type of games on several retro platforms, I decided to create a tool that will allow you to create your own game and target it for your favorite retro console !

For the initial release, you will be able to export to:
Dreamcast, Megadrive/Genesis, Playstation 1 and Jaguar

But if this kickstarter is successful I will continuously add more retro platforms after the release !

I already started working on this tool for about 2 months, you can watch my devlog on my youtube channel.
I speak French but you can activate the English subtitles !
Here is the latest devlog showing the map editor, the sprite editor, and the first export to Megadrive/Genesis !

Stretch goals will unlock new game engines included in the game maker:

15000€ 2D Platformer Game Engine (like my games Alice's mom's rescue and Escape 2042)
15000€ 2D Platformer Game Engine (like my games Alice's mom's rescue and Escape 2042)
20000€ Adventure Game Engine (myst like, point & click, text based game)
20000€ Adventure Game Engine (myst like, point & click, text based game)
30000€ Shoot'em Up Game Engine
30000€ Shoot'em Up Game Engine
45000€ Rogue Like / RPG Game Engine
45000€ Rogue Like / RPG Game Engine

What is already done ?

The Image manager allowing you to import images, convert them in 16 colors, modifying the colors and the palette.

The Map Designer allowing you to create your tile based maps for the platformer, shoot'em up and RPG game engines.

The Sprite Manager allowing you to create and animate your sprites for all game engines.

(Please watch the devlog video, showing all these features)

What need to be done ?

Here is a calendar of all the features that need to be made before the release:

For the initial release, the platform export will start with the Megadrive / Genesis (planned January 2019), then Dreamcast export will follow (planned March 2019), then Playstation 1 export (planned May 2019) and finally Jaguar export (planned July 2019)

Risks and challenges

Please note that each Stretch goals may delay the release for 1 or 2 months each, because I will need to work on each game engine specific features. Thus, if the RPG Goal is met, the initial release (for Megadrive / Genesis) will be delayed of at least 4 months.

After that, I might consider Gameboy Advance and Playstation Portable export.
Please note that, Original Gameboy and PC-Engine/TurboGrafX are not planned, due to the memory/processor being very low on those machines.

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