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I think I never talked about that project on the forum (I shared a lot about it on Twitter and Instagram)...

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The future game from SJ Games (my almost 10 year old son), after his previous KUBO games.
 

STORY:
SkateCat is a platformer game in which you play as a skate cat who must face different demons that have invaded the world.
The game will feature several levels in different universes and as many bosses.

Seiji (SJ Games) is working hard on it, during some weekend/holidays. He hopes to finish the game by the end of the year, we might release a physical edition (late 2022 or early 2023). But we'll see, I want him to have fun making it (with his current passions about cats and skateboarding).

-> Get the demo here:
https://dale-coop.itch.io/skatecat-sj-games-nes

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CREDITS:
Created by SJ Games (story, gfx, chara design, level design)
NESmaker software (by Joe Granato / The New 8bit Heroes).  
Custom code and debug by me (@dale_coop).
Music and sfx by my best buddy @Raftronaut.


FOLLOW THE PROJECT:
https://twitter.com/dale_coop
https://www.instagram.com/sj_games_seiji/

 

 

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Happy New Year! SJ and I wish you all the best for this new year.

SkateCat is finished. SJ and I spent the last days of 2022 to finalize the game (Seiji finished the last level, the final boss and the missing cutscenes.. and redrew the main character. I added the necessary code and fixed several bugs).

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PRODUCTION

The production of the game, complete in box edition, will start this week.  As a reminder, just like the previous game, SkateCat is self-produced by SJ and me, with the help of Broke Studio. 

For this edition,
the quantity will be limited, 200 copies. Once the stock is sold out, there won't be another NES physical classic edition of SkateCat for some time. If you're interested in the game, you'd better not delay in ordering a copy.

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Each copy includes the complete game (in English/French), gray cartridge + protective sleeve, and a manual (English/French). All in a nice classic box.
Price 40€ (+ international shipping)


PRE-ORDER

We are opening (pre) orders now. If you would like a copy of the physical edition, please fill out the form below:
https://forms.gle/zcEenjGV1TcNyPB6A
This form will be available until the game is released (early March) or will be closed if there are no more copies available.


DEMO

For people who would like to get an idea of the game, the demo ROM is available here:
https://dale-coop.itch.io/skatecat-sj-games-nes

A gameplay video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scB6CeRmRdM


FESTIVALS
We will be this weekend (January 14-15) at the Geek Life Festival in Le Mans, in France. If you're in the area, don't hesitate to come and see us on the Homebrew area, to discuss and test SkateCat (among others).

I (without SJ) will be at PAX East (Boston USA) and at Midwest Gaming Classic (Milwaukee USA), in March. Hope to meet you there.


Thanks to all of you for your support 

To keep up with our news, you can follow us on
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dale_coop
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sj_games_seiji/


And don't hesitate to talk about it around you and share my contact information, if you know people who might be interested in the game (before there are no more).

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Member · Posted

@dale_coop I received the email about this preorder and release. Congratulations!

I like cats, and skating culture is great, and I loved the Kubo games. My question is, will you guys release a Famicom version of this game, or will it be exclusive for the NES? If there will be a Famicom release in the future, then I will forgo ordering this release, so that I don't have to use an adapter to run the game on my machine. Please let me know, thanks. 🙂

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1 hour ago, fcgamer said:

@dale_coop I received the email about this preorder and release. Congratulations!

I like cats, and skating culture is great, and I loved the Kubo games. My question is, will you guys release a Famicom version of this game, or will it be exclusive for the NES? If there will be a Famicom release in the future, then I will forgo ordering this release, so that I don't have to use an adapter to run the game on my machine. Please let me know, thanks. 🙂


yes, there will be a FAMICOM edition,  after the NES one (for Summer 2023). We need to work on it, still.

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@dale_coop totally stoked for the limited edition Skate Cat, the skateboard inside the cartridge is totally genius!

I had an idea for your next endeavor, no clue if it’s actually a good idea but maybe something to be built on

The same gameplay format as Dope Wars (which was super addictive on Palm Pilot back in the day: https://palmdb.net/app/dopewars) except you buy and sell retro games. They go up and down in value, you can like go to garage sales and stuff, maybe even buy storage lockers, get your stuff graded to try and make more money, possibilities are endless! I thought it was a cool reflection of what we do here lol. Maybe @KHAN Games or someone else is looking for a new project hahaha

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We'll have 10 copies of the Collector Edition... to be more fair to the people who can't see this email in time, there will be a draw to reserve a Collector's Edition, among the interested people.

So you have until 
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 5th at 11:59PM (Central European Time, UTC +1) to contact me, if you are interested in the Collector's Edition of SkateCat... telling me your name or nickname and you will be entered in the draw (which will take place either on Saturday night or the next morning).
 

COLLECTOR'S EDITION
 
This edition will have a different visual box, numbered. The cartridge will be transparent sky blue and will contain a small skateboard signed by Seiji. The game and the manual will be identical to the classic edition. Exclusive stickers will complete the set.
 
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Price 75€ (+ international shipping)
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