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Multimedia => Gaming => Topic started by: Juju on September 18, 2017, 11:01:26 pm

Title: Dead Tomb, a remake of a Videoway game
Post by: Juju on September 18, 2017, 11:01:26 pm
(https://i1.wp.com/collectorvision.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Dead-Tomb-cart.png?w=426)

If you lived in Canada or in the UK in the 90s with a cable TV subscription, you might have fond memories of the Videoway, a powerful cable TV box that could overlay many useful informations on screen (https://codewalr.us/1462), be it the TV guide, the weather, lottery numbers, a calculator and even interactive games. One of these games, Temporel Inc., was one of the most popular of the service. It was about a time traveler trying to find his way out of a pyramid in ancient Egypt to get back to his time machine and the playing mechanics were similar to Maniac Mansion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjNg-di_F_U

Unfortunately, Vidéotron closed down the service in Québec in 2006 in favor of Illico, a more powerful cable TV service, with all the Videoway games vanishing with it. However, an user recorded a walkthrough of Temporel Inc. just before the service shut down, allowing him to make a complete remake of the game on PC. (http://www.temporel-inc.com/)

Fast forward a few years later, Collectorvision, which you might know for making good Intellivision homebrew (https://codewalr.us/2081) and having bought the rights to Acclaim's and LJN's brands and logos, has announced a remake of the game, but this time on the NES console with all new, beautiful graphics (http://collectorvision.com/shop/nes/dead-tomb/).

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21586612_10214524293405686_3922944880786522337_o.jpg?oh=1d2fbb38d39ef29138bf3d9e98b708bb&oe=5A5D65E3)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21586451_10214524338486813_7739970106648211026_o.jpg?oh=a421adc4567efdd00baf1e92f11b114d&oe=5A5C1F5B)

Jean-François Dupuis, the founder and project lead of Collectorvision Games, has said Dead Tomb should be done by December, with only a few typos and fixes left and music to add for a release sometime in early 2018.
Title: Re: Dead Tomb, a remake of a Videoway game
Post by: xlibman on September 19, 2017, 12:49:37 am
Nice to see another company doing NES homebrew games. Also I'm happy to see a 8-bits remake of that game, because while a PC remake was made a few years ago (under the french name Temporel we had back in the days), it looks way too different than the original. A NES version at low resolution should hopefully remain true to the original.

I hope they do more Videoway games. Also lol at them buying the rights of the Acclaim and LJN names. They're even developing some NES games under the LJN name.
Title: Re: Dead Tomb, a remake of a Videoway game
Post by: Juju on September 22, 2017, 08:35:38 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUXQOvn1CUo

Well, that looks real cool so far.
Title: Re: Dead Tomb, a remake of a Videoway game
Post by: xlibman on September 25, 2017, 02:52:43 pm
I like the Videoway Corp thing ^^
Title: Re: Dead Tomb, a remake of a Videoway game
Post by: shak0579 on October 01, 2017, 09:17:39 pm
LOOKS GOOD
Title: Re: Dead Tomb, a remake of a Videoway game
Post by: shak0579 on October 16, 2017, 01:35:30 pm
make one for ti 84+ce