RELEVO Videogames: overview of recent news

by viejo_archivero on 05-08-2009, 19:30
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Since its creation, a few weeks ago, the new game brand RELEVO Videogames has been quite active. RELEVO has been founded by Jon Cortázar, who is a former member of the Karoshi Corporation, and who is generally well known for his MSX1 artwork where tiles and sprites melt together to form pixel-perfect images. An overview of RELEVO activities in the last weeks:

On Saturday the 25th of July, right after the launch of La Corona Encantada final versions for MSX and ZX Spectrum, Jon Cortázar gave a lecture at the yearly Euskal Encounter 17 event (Barakaldo, BEC!). The lecture was a brief overview of the whole Karoshi history and its milestones. Special attention of this lecture went to the creation process of the project La Corona Encantada, development details, final production and all the media attention gathered by the game. Some images from the event can be seen here.

Recognizing the interest of that lecture, the DEIA newspaper (the second biggest newspaper distributed in the Basque Country) used its digital edition to publish an interview with Jon, focusing on his new trajectory and on the new game La Corona Encantada. This interview has become quite successful, as this newspaper is common media, not even related to the gaming scene at all.

Meanwhile, RELEVO has initiated new game projects! There's news about the previously announced entry for MSXdev'09: Ba-Boon!. José Vicente Masó (WYZ), a former member of the recently discontinued team CEZ GS, will be responsible for all the music, while Ángel Sainz, a talented amateur illustrator, will be doing the graphics. Some of the first sketches for the game characters were shown days ago, unveiling the look and feel of the game. A preliminary game cover has been published at the RELEVO website, showing final artwork containing the game logo and the main character. According to the website, there will be game screenshots soon. All the more reasons to stay tuned, as it seems that there is a lot of action to expect from this newborn game brand!

Relevant link: RELEVO Videogames

Comments (8)

By only_69

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06-08-2009, 03:04

Great to know that Jon will continue to produce those fantastic games for our beloved MSX. LOL!

By viejo_archivero

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12-08-2009, 18:23

I'm on holidays, but still with some time to attend an interview for the radio about La Corona Encantada! More information at RELEVO Videogame webog, including a link to hear the audio file of the interview (spanish) Wink

By boblet

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12-08-2009, 20:26

you're going to be a spanish TV star at this rate Tongue

By Huey

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13-08-2009, 12:37

Now with nice screenshots of the MSXdev game ba-boon!

By only_69

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15-08-2009, 06:25

The intro screen makes me remember of Penguin Adventure!! LOL!

By MäSäXi

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16-08-2009, 16:19

great looking non-msx-1 screenshots! Smile

non-msx-1, because we aren´t used to see graphics like this! Tongue

In-game screenshot reminded me instally of that foolish parachuteless (ex-)joe Tongue

Are those bananas thrown by some other parachuteless idiot? I guess monkey wears helmet because it knows some idiot will fall soon from the sky... Tongue Damn you viejo, why didn´t you programmed games as good looking as this over twenty years ago? Wink

By MäSäXi

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16-08-2009, 16:25

Sorry that I said great looking screenshots.

I should have said EXTRA MEGA great looking screenshots! LOL!

By Leo

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16-08-2009, 19:12

i really like these baboon sketchings !