Singular Stone - new action RPG in development for MSX2

Singular Stone - new action RPG in development for MSX2

by ListoMefisto on 31-03-2019, 18:27 translated by PAC
Topic: Development
Tags: msx2, rpg, MSX-MUSIC
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Singular Stone is a new action RPG developed for MSX2 by Tōji Murakata. It will feature FM sound (MSX-Music). The author would like to finish the game in 2019 or 2020. In the following videos we can see the game status and introduction (without sound).

Relevant link: Singular Stone video W.I.P.

Relevant link: video from the first introduction to the awakening of MEIKO - without sound

Comments (13)

By MsxKun

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31-03-2019, 18:32

I need that Big smile
Screen 4 is so sexy...

By PAC

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31-03-2019, 18:41

It would be nice to know more about the other game developed by the same author:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hel1KA7h0v4

By mars2000you

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31-03-2019, 19:29

PAC wrote:

It would be nice to know more about the other game developed by the same author:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hel1KA7h0v4

Check this page: https://www.beep-shop.com/blog/9260/

and https://www.akihabara-beep.com/3556/

By Randam

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31-03-2019, 19:38

Yeah I would be interested in buying it...

By PingPong

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31-03-2019, 20:02

An msx2 game that is pratically an msx1 game. MSX2 can do far more than this.
the author could have achieved better consideration by doing this for a plain msx1
Horrible pattern based gfx with the beautiful limitations of screen 4.

By Grauw

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31-03-2019, 20:12

I love screen 4 Smile. The palette support and the extra spites add a lot of value compared to MSX1, and it’s very quick to update so gives quite different gameplay than screen 5 would. SMW and Deva are using screen 4 as well btw.

By DarkSchneider

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10-04-2019, 08:15

Or the amazing Firehawk.

By Manuel

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10-04-2019, 09:12

Space manbow....

By Giangiacomo Zaffini 2

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22-06-2019, 18:16

Some developer Twitter posts here

By journey

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24-06-2019, 08:44

Very interesting and promising!

By Grauw

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24-06-2019, 10:57

This game looks awesome.

Only thing I would wish for is smooth scroll. I get that it would impose a strict 16 ms timing budget (as frame drops are much more noticeable in a smooth scroll), so I would understand that it’s something the developer chooses to avoid so that development can stay unconstrained by that. However the player already moves smoothly when moving away from the screen edges, so in that sense I think the constraint is already there.

By Grauw

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05-07-2019, 14:45

New video: https://twitter.com/ipheion78/status/1147070451241238528

Looks really cool I think :).

Also I asked the developer whether he intends to add smooth scroll, and he said that it was something he wanted to do in the future, but needs to secure some free VRAM for double buffering first.

By Giangiacomo Zaffini 2

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05-07-2019, 16:44

Do MSX2/MSX2+/MSXturboR have stronger sw developers today than ever before?