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On 3/16/2020 at 10:02 PM, Vectrex28 said:

Oh yeah! I love micros so this is right up my alley!

 You haven't seen all of Sam yet. Stay tuned for updates! 🙂

21 hours ago, Svambo said:

I played this game on the C64 - it's for sure one of the best games ever on that machine!

Glad you liked it! 😃👍

21 hours ago, Svambo said:

Had a lot of fun with this and can't wait to try it on NES.

Due to the specific characteristics of the target systems, the C64 and the NES version will each have their own unique look and sound, which is absolutely fine. We will, however, attempt to provide the same level of playability and joy on both machines! 😃

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Hi there, video gamers!

We've been asked if there will be a PAL and an NTSC version of Sam's Journey on the NES. The answer is yes, and we're even going the extra mile and will provide equalized gameplay speeds on both systems! It seems to work well so far!
 
Enjoy this little video study where we play the two versions simultaniously with one controller. Just click to play:
 
Sam's Journey (NES) · PAL vs NTSC Version Comparison
 
PAL and NTSC version of Sam's Journey played simultaniously

Stay tuned for further updates! 🙂🕹️

Chester
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On 4/5/2020 at 1:42 PM, Sumez said:

Knowing how much of a bother that can be to adjust, that's really impressive 🙂

Thanks! 🙂

To be honest, it's a whole lot of work, but as players of both regions will benefit from this, we think it's worth the effort.

On 4/5/2020 at 1:42 PM, Sumez said:

Let me know when you're going on Kickstarter or whatever so I can be the first to back this!

Deal! 😄

We're certainly going to make a post here, when the time has come.

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This looks incredibly nice!

Have you thought about adding achievements? Like 'Beaten the game with 100%', 'Beaten the game without dying', 'Beaten the game in unter xx minutes' ... Stuff like that? That's the only thing I missed in the C64 version.

Can't wait to play this on my NES :classic_cool:

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On 4/26/2020 at 12:06 PM, Svambo said:

Have you thought about adding achievements? Like 'Beaten the game with 100%', 'Beaten the game without dying', 'Beaten the game in unter xx minutes' ...

Like a special Knights of Bytes certificate or a dinner with the developers? 🤣

On 4/26/2020 at 12:06 PM, Svambo said:

Can't wait to play this on my NES :classic_cool:

Thumbs up for using real hardware and keeping the spirit alive! 😃👍

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Hi there, video gamers!

It's been some time, but now we're back with another update on Sam's Journey for the NES! 😃

Even down in an eerie cave with its dark abyss, the thrust of a jetpack may come in handy. Enjoy our fourth teaser and watch Space Sam using his new power suit to defy gravity and catapult himself to new heights! Just click to play:

Sam's Journey (NES) · Sneak Peek #4 · "Space Sam Oddity"

Space Sam showing off his new power suit in an eerie underground cave

Stay tuned for further updates! 🙂🕹️

Chester
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12 hours ago, Svambo said:

This game was fantastic on the C64 and it looks even better on the NES.

The visuals on both system are, of course, different. While the C64's colors are more flexible to use, the NES benefits from a higher resolution. The gameplay experience, however, should be the same. 🙂

12 hours ago, Svambo said:

I cannot imagine how incredible Super Sam's Journey or Sam's Journey 64 will be 😜

We cannot either - yet! 😅

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Hi there, video gamers!

What if two different 8-bit systems played the same song? Just for the fun of it, we took the Forest tune of Sam's Journey and put the C64's SID output on the left channel and the NES' APU output on the right. The unique characteristics of both chips complement each other really well.

Enjoy our little symphony! Just click to play:

Sam's Journey (C64/NES) · "Two Chips - One Song!"

Sam's Journey (C64/NES) · "Two Chips - One Song!" · C64's SID and NES' APU playing a tune together

Stay tuned for further updates! 🙂🕹️

Chester
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Hi there, video gamers!

There are still tough times out there, and we hope you're all still healthy.

We're still making progress with Sam's Journey, our upcoming platform game for the NES. This time we're presenting you the map that will guide Sam on his Journey through the mystical world.

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Sam in the Deep Woods, the second level of the Lowlands

There's more to come, stay tuned! 🙂🕹️

Chester
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Hi there, video gamers!

It's been a while since our last update on Sam, but that doesn't mean we've been idle! The game took a huge step towards its release and we are very happy to present you another video!

Some fiery creatures await Disco Sam in the sky, but thanks to his signature twist, he can delay his fall gently and stomp them precisely!

Just click to play:

Sam's Journey (NES) · Sneak Peek #5 · "A Twist In The Sky"

Sam's Journey (NES) · Sneak Peek #5 · "A Twist In The Sky"

For those new to the party: Sam will be starring in Sam's Journey, a scrolling platform game for the NES with huge levels to be explored, hidden items to be found and secret passages to be discovered.

Stay tuned! 🙂🕹️

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On 11/16/2021 at 2:44 AM, Scrobins said:

Any news on Sam’s Journey? Miss your cool updates!

The project had to be put on hold due to unexpected personal events, but now we're back with the project revived.

On 1/4/2022 at 5:10 PM, WaverBoy said:

Yeah, I hope this project is still in the works!

Confimed! 👍

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  • The title was changed to Sam's Journey for the NES coming soon!

Hi there, video gamers!

No screenshot or video this time, but something no less important!

Creating a video game like Sam's Journey is very much about writing code, designing worlds, drawing graphics and composing tunes. All of those tasks result in a huge bunch of digital data.

But digital data alone is not the end of the story. If we want our Sam to look cool on the store shelves, things must get physical! And one of the things we need is a cartridge board to store the game on.

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A Collection Of Circuit Boards For NES Cartridges

There are quite some circuit boards available for NES game productions, all of them with their own benefits and flaws. We ordered a collection of those boards to evaluate which model suits best the requirements of our game.

This is a very exciting step in the development of Sam's Journey on the NES as it also marks the game's transition from a project to a product. Stay tuned! 😃

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Box Samples Arrived At Poly.Play

Hi there, video gamers!

Our friends at poly.play have received the first batch of box samples for Sam's Journey on the NES!

Now, some craftmanship is being called for to get them assembled...

Box Samples for Sam's Journey on the NES
Box Samples for Sam's Journey on the NES

If we are satisfied with the quality of the results, we will have found our boxes! Their dimensions match those of the typical NES game boxes so they are going to look great in your collection!

Are you interested in Sam's Journey on the NES? We're going to start a pre-order campaign soon, but you can already register a customer account at poly.play who will eventually handle the production and distribution of the game.

Who are poly.play?

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Based in the EU, but shipping internationally, poly.play are an aspiring retrogame publisher who have already published numerous small and large scale game productions, mainly for classic home computers such as the Commodore 64, the Amstrad CPC, the Apple II or the Atari 800.

You can find more information in this post on our website.

Stay tuned for more! 🙂🕹️

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