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I have a mailing list which I will give the most up to the minute notice. You can sign up here (its not used for anything other than notifying people when it goes on sale, and likely a pre-warning email - eg. sale goes live in 48 hours).

Sign up here: http://www.matthughson.com/frombelow

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  • The title was changed to FROM BELOW - New NES Homebrew! ON SALE NOVEMBER 9TH
On 11/7/2020 at 12:37 PM, matthughson said:

From Below (my new NES game) is going on sale THIS Monday!

Sales begin November 9th at 5PM GMT (9AM PST, 11AM CST, 12 Noon EST), but are expected to sell out fast. Bookmark frombelowgame.com, and set a reminder!


Did you launch early? It’s already showing up on eBay.


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2 big news items today:

First, the From Below physical cart sale has come and gone... All 50 copies have been sold. Thanks to everyone who bought one, and to everyone who missed out, there is a chance I will being doing the remaining 50 copies of the Limited Edition in the coming months. The best way to keep up to date on that is to join the From Below mailing list:


Second piece of news: the final 1.0 version of From Below is now free to download on itch.io. The is the exact same version found on the physical cart that sold out.


Thanks again for everyone who has supported this game over the last few months, and have made the release such a success! I can't thank you enough!!

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  • The title was changed to FROM BELOW - New NES Homebrew! [Complete]
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I've posted a pretty lengthy blog about my journey from complete noob, to releasing From Below Complete in Box.

Covers everything from my background, what I used to learn NESDev, and my marketing for the game. Next I am planning to do a cost breakdown of what I paid to make the physical copies.


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2 pieces of news today!

The cost of producing From Below physical copies:

First, I wrote an article breaking down the costs and profits made off the physical version of From Below. If you have ever wanted to release a CIB copy of a game, I would give this a read!!


Vs. From Below Open Beta:

I have been quietly plugging away over the past few weeks on a version of From Below for the Nintendo Vs. Arcade System. I think this is the first game for the system in 30 years!

And it is now open for Beta Testing! You can read all the details here and download the eprom images as well as a traditional NES ROM (playable in Mesen or any emulator that supports the Vs System).




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The FINAL BETA version of Vs. From Below is OUT NOW!

Download the FREE emulator-friendly ROM or Vs. Arcade-Ready EPROMS!

Read whats new, and about how the best players in the world competed to have their scores etched into the silicon of this game FOREVER!




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