The pre-order for Metal Dragon (Kai Magazine 2021) begins (until 05-22-2021)

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Por Manuel

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06-06-2021, 10:37

Well, it might be me, but:
1. I don't know any standard mapper that goes beyond 4096kB... So for me, that implies: a special mapper is used.
2. I am not too familiar with the limitations of MSXVR, but I am very interested to know why the MSX cartridge wouldn't work on it. Also because it sounds interesting for testing whether it does/can work in openMSX.

Por MsxKun

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06-06-2021, 11:08

Manuel wrote:

Well, it might be me, but:
1. I don't know any standard mapper that goes beyond 4096kB... So for me, that implies: a special mapper is used.

For what i've seen, he didn't say in any moment he was using any mapper.
So, taking that, it seems clear what it is then. But then, should anybody care?

About point 2. Same, don't care too much. Limitations of MSXVR change every week (if not day) after updates.

Por Kai Magazine

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01-07-2021, 15:04

Metal Dragon update:
We are waiting for the last materials in order to start the shipments.
We should receive the remaining material within a week or so, so the shipments will begin in a week aprox.
There are many orders for this game (twice as much as we expected!) so the shipments will last for at least 2 or 3 weeks.
As previously stated, the shipments will be made in the same order they were paid.

Thank you very much for your support!

Por thegeps

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01-07-2021, 17:36

Congrats! Smile I haven't the right hardware else I would have bought one copy. Keep up the good work , msx community loves Kai Magazine

Por TheKid

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01-07-2021, 19:20

Maybe one day the will reocnsider and release it digital, so i can play it afterall.

Por Kai Magazine

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27-07-2021, 19:20

Metal Dragon shipments update

Hello there!
I just wanted to throw a few lines about how the shipments are going:

Around 65% of the games have been shipped and I sent an email with the tracking number to their owners (please check your spam folder).
By the end of this month, percentage should get to 80% or more.

Yes, I know, things are going a bit slower than expected, but here is why:
Having to manufacture each copy by hand, check it, package it etc takes more than 1 hour for each copy (around 1 hour and a half). Having to make all the physical versions (which is twice than the amount we expected) means that even working many, many hours every day, we can only produce around 40 units a week.

Believe me (or not) we are working very hard (my older son and I), I have been taking many pain-killers due to the constant back pain which gets worse every day, the pain-killers destroyed my defenses and I got some serious infections, so no more pain-killers, just pain.
To make things worse, at this time of the year my town is so warm that hobbits all over the world come here to melt their cursed rings, so weather doesn’t help either.

I also wish to point out that even though this game has been received extremely well and has sold way more than we expected, that doesn’t mean I got rich, quite the contrary:
This game took 6 months of FULL TIME development (including weekends) and the «profits» it generated just covered 2 of those months. The other 4 months came out of my pocket (savings).
But as I stated from the first day, we did this game for fun, as a hobby, while I took a few months on vacation, because I wanted to do it, and the way I wanted to do it, without hurrying it up or any pressure due to time/costs.

Why am I saying all this?
Well, I just want to let people know some facts so those who can appreciate what it took in order to make this game.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining, we had a lot of fun doing this game (except for this month dealing with the manufacturing and shipment of each copy) and we are very happy with the results, and above all, with the warm and excellent reception it had among the MSX community and the very nice comments you guys have been sending me.

Thank you very much, folks!

Por TheKid

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27-07-2021, 22:15

That’s why you should have had digital versions , no packaging required Smile

Por Ivan

Ascended (9353)

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10-10-2021, 17:20

The game has been ported to Megadrive (Genesis)!:

Metal Dragon Megadrive / Genesis (YouTube)

Didn't expect that! Cool! :)

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