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Showing posts with label Tanglewood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tanglewood. Show all posts

Tanglewood Dreamcast Port Still On Track

You've probably heard of Tanglewood, the cool-looking Mega Drive platform adventure that blasted through its Kickstarter goal back in December 2016. Big Evil Corp garnered an impressive £56,000 - £8,000 more than their target and it's easy to see why. The impressive visuals and interesting premise have certainly captured the attention and imaginations of gamers everywhere.

The premise is that you control a fox-like creature called Nymn, who must find its way back to the pack before night blankets the realm of Tanglewood in darkness. Very 'Animals of Farthing Wood,' I'm sure you'll agree. One of the more interesting aspects to the Tanglewood saga, is that a Dreamcast stretch goal was added - and also reached - and as we near the launch date for the Mega Drive cartridge version, we thought it was worth enquiring about the Dreamcast port.

I asked via Twitter what was happening on the Dreamcast front, and I was pleased to see the response that the game is apparently progressing well:
For the benefit of those who can't see the image for whatever reason, Tanglewood say the engine has been ported and all the basics are up and running; and that full-time development will continue once the Mega Drive version has shipped.
We haven't actually seen anything of the Dreamcast port running yet, but rest assured that we'll be keeping a close eye on any further developments, hopefully culminating in a review of this intriguing little title. Remember to keep an eye on Tanglewood on the official website.

Will you be playing Tanglewood when it hits the Mega Drive? Or are you holding out for the Dreamcast port? Let us know in the comments, on Twitter or in our Facebook group.

Source: Twitter

Megadrive Kickstarter Tanglewood Adds Dreamcast Stretch Goal

You've probably seen Tanglewood mentioned on various games sites and social media by now. It's a brand new Sega Megadrive platformer from Sheffield-based indie studio Big Evil Corporation. Assuming the role of a fox-like creature called Nymn, players are tasked with traversing the eponymous Tanglewood and safely returning to the pack. From the Kickstarter campaign page:

Set in the realm of Tanglewood, the game follows a young creature, Nymn, separated from the pack after the sun sets. Unable to get back to the safety of the family's underground home, Nymn must find a way to survive the night terrors and get to morning. Tanglewood’s world is a dangerous one after dark; guiding Nymn you must use your skills of evasion, traps and trickery to defeat predators.
- Tanglewood Kickstarter Page

The game looks like a rather interesting platform adventure with visuals that really do invite the ageing Megadrive hardware to do some new tricks, and the team behind Tanglewood has already added some pretty intriguing tiers for backers. One of these is the ability to download a ROM of Tanglewood for use on Everdrives and emulators, which is a really cool thing to do.
The Kickstarter has four days to run at the time of writing, and Big Evil Corporation has today added a new stretch goal - a Dreamcast port. Further to this, a 'Dreamcast HD' port is described as a stretch goal at the £75,000 point, to be developed on a genuine Dreamcast dev kit and with totally reworked and redrawn graphics.