Cipher - First announcement

by snout on 21-11-2004, 23:10
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Ramon Verlinden, known from the Dutch MSX group Hegega, has added a new section to his SD-Snatcher fansite, announcing his upcoming RPG for MSX2 called Cipher. Cipher is a cyberpunk RPG, mainly inspired by the two all-time MSX classics SD-Snatcher and Illusion City.

The RPG is being developed using ASCII's RPG development engine Dante 2. This little known RPG engine turned out to be just right for creating an action-packed cyberpunk RPG for MSX. Cipher is not intended to become the best RPG ever for MSX, but the screenshots and mentioned capabilities of Dante 2 sure look promising. You can find 14 screenshots of several different sections of the game on Ramon's website, which also contains more background information on the RPG itself and Dante2. Ramon plans to release Cipher somewhere in 2005.

Relevant link: SDSnatcher.net

Comments (11)

By Sylvester

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21-11-2004, 23:21

Hmm, it's not snacher, but snaTcher, so the url should be: http://www.sdsnatcher.net :) But ok, it's late allready :)

By snout

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21-11-2004, 23:22

fxd it! Smile

Btw, over here you can find a forumtopic about Dante 2/Cipher...

By wolf_

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21-11-2004, 23:40

Again I want to say that it's a great website with tons of nice (and somewhat nostalgic) sd-snatcher stuff Big smile

By Ivan

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21-11-2004, 23:47

I hope that Cipher will be finished. It would be nice to play a new game with old SD-Snatcher style Smile. But what about the sound? I doubt that all can be developed with Dante without a single line of code.

By RamonMSX

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21-11-2004, 23:54

Dante-2 has a lot of build-in soundeffects, that cover about everything you'd need in an rpg. The music is created in Musica, that is on the Dante-2 disk as well.

By wolf_

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21-11-2004, 23:54

sound/music plays indeed a major role in sd-snatcher's atmosphere .. no cyberpunk RPG can be without that Smile

By Sonic_aka_T

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21-11-2004, 23:59

Looking forward to playing it already! up-hurry-it will you? Wink

By snout

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22-11-2004, 00:03

Did you read that, Wolf_ ? Musica!! Smile Smile Smile

By Sonic_aka_T

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22-11-2004, 00:04

sounds like a job for supersn00t!

By Grauw

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22-11-2004, 01:39

Whoa, RPG! Pretty! ^_^ Especially the last couple of shots with the forest stage.

By Bart

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22-11-2004, 23:48

Wow an actual RPG in development Smile /me is already eager to play.... but maybe you should finish it first Wink