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Star Keeper New NES Homebrew

Apr 20, 2014 at 5:07:23 AM
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This article is translated by translation company, if there is any unclear, please understanding.
 
Hello everyone, I am a NES/FC player from China, and also a game producer. I like a game platform called Famicom very much, what left me wonderful memories in my childhood. I had always hoped to develop a my own game, now my dream has came true finally; I spent nearly 2 years to develop a NES game, what can really run game cartridge on NES(not Famicom), called Star Keeper. It is a shooting game with horizontal scroll version, the game's leading role carries a jet-propelled backpack flying in th sky, and struggles to find the lost stars back. He will meet all kinds of enemies against him on the way. I hope you could like this game;
 
I know that there are a lot of users on NA forum who have a bad impression FC game made in China, but I can understand it, it is because many pirate FC games and sham products are produced in China. However please get assured, Star Keeper is totally a original game.
I had spent much time on this game and taken me a lot of money and effort. The game graphics and programs are designed all by myself, and game music is made by a composer. This is a real and complete original homebrew NES game, hoping everyone could respect what I did when you submit your comments on forum.

I would like to talk about my English, my English writing ability is very poor, the reading ability is of average level, I can understand 80% of the postage on the bulletin board system. But it is impossible for me to say what I want to say in English. So in answering the questions put forward by the netizens, I can turn to the translation web if it is simple, but when it comes to some complicated questions, such as those needed to explain the details, the only way I can think of is to find a translator, but it is way to expensive,in order to save money, in order to save money, sometimes I have to use the translation web, so I hope that you can forgive me for that. If the players have some advice for the game, I may not be able to answer it, not because I don`t want to, but my poor English ability, so for all the advice put forward by the players, I will take them as much as possible, but I may not respond to all of them.
Thanks for your support.
 
title


Game video are as below



Play on real NES




 
 
My English is not good enough to read posts on forum, there a lots of behaviors I cannot understand well, so that I'd like to ask you to do me a favor for resolving following doubts.
1.       Why do not people put homebrew game on Ebay to sell?
2.       Can I put my game on Ebay to sell?
3.       Should I release my game information on The Brewery or Seller's Forum? Which one would help me to improve game sales?
4.       What does CIB mean?
 
This game will be launched in 2014, so stay tuned.


updated 5/7/2014
box art is completed................................
update 7/14/2014
Shells sample are completed ......................
update 8/3/2014
Gift Editions were released............
all sold out

update 9/7/2014

shipping countries  
UK, USA, Canada, France, Australia

Thank you very much for supporting this project, StarKeeper limited edition is finally starting the selling. Each copy has its own number, and the number is listed at the lower right of the title screen.
The price of Limited Edition is $ 49 fixedly, including box, Instructions book and Game Cartridge.
The first 20 copies (#1 - #20) also allow players to customize the text with the maximum of16 letters on LOGO screen, and the letters must be written in capital Latin letters.
Within 72 hours after payment, you can send me a PM or e-mail, which writes the Custom Text, ID of the NA, and ID of the ebay buyer you wish to display on the LOGO image, the letters must be uppercase, and less than 16 letters.

Note:
 If I do not receive any letter or PM with name over 72 hours after buyer made payment, 
, the LOGO image only shows the default texture.

EMAIL:    cn_87arts@yahoo.com

LOGO screen
LE(#1-#20) logo screen

le title
LE title screen

Many thanks to the following two heroes

Derek Andrews ( Gradual Games on NesDev) 
We could not imagine how long it will take for this game’s emerging from the water without your sound engine published at famitracker.com; your sound engine is suitable for this Star Keeper game, which is also easily modified and has powerful functions.
 
KRIKzz 
Without the powerful JCIC, everything is impossible.
 
About PAL standard
The game runs on NES console of American version by default, and the running speed will be slower at PAL standard consoles.
Because I don’t have PAL standard consoles of European version, so I couldn’t guarantee that it can run properly on consoles of European version. If you insist on playing at the PAL standard consoles, you must re-set JCIC, and as to how to set up, you can refer to JCIC setting video of N8 card, and you may need to press the RESET button several times (Note that no LED of JCIC soldering on PCB).

update 9/10/2014
ebay sales fail

update 9/11/2014
I must try to sell two copies through paypal  before officially listed!
2 copies  sold! 
update 9/13/2014
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update 9/15/2014

New Sale Thread has been created
http://www.nintendoage.com/forum/...


update 9/27/2014
I think some gamers find it difficult because they have not mastered flying skills,
If you need quick acceleration forward, you should press [Left or Right] + B, press the [Left or Right] + B when you need a sharp turn

update 12/18/2014

copy #74 has been put on the ebay

photo:





 

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Edited: 12/26/2014 at 08:04 PM by zxdplay

Apr 20, 2014 at 5:39:15 AM
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1. People have sold homebrew games on Ebay, but most people use distributors that use all new parts such as RetroUSB.com and Infiniteneslives.com

2. Yes you can sell it on Ebay.

3. I don't think it really matters, most people who are interested in purchasing homebrew NES games will visit this Brewery section.

4. Depending on who you ask it can mean C=Cartridge I=Instructions B=Box or Complete In Box (which would include any inserts etc that might be distributed with the game).

Apr 20, 2014 at 6:23:33 AM
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Thank you very much

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Apr 20, 2014 at 7:19:57 AM
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This looks really cool! I'd buy a copy!

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Apr 20, 2014 at 7:46:48 AM
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I would have to say, that is one professional styled game! Very nice! I really like the graphics!

One thing to note: the title screen in the game says "Star Keepr" instead of "Star Keeper". I know the game is still a work in progress, but if anything, I actually kinda like the misspelling. It makes it stand out a bit.

All I can say is keep up the good work!

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I feel bad, but, that's magic.
Sell/Trade: NA - http://goo.gl/Bi25pL... SA - http://goo.gl/qmKao... PSC - http://goo.gl/VYlKhP...
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Apr 20, 2014 at 7:52:01 AM
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Originally posted by: BouncekDeLemos

I would have to say, that is one professional styled game! Very nice! I really like the graphics!

One thing to note: the title screen in the game says "Star Keepr" instead of "Star Keeper". I know the game is still a work in progress, but if anything, I actually kinda like the misspelling. It makes it stand out a bit.

All I can say is keep up the good work!

thank you, you find a big bug


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Apr 20, 2014 at 8:02:50 AM
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Originally posted by: zxdplay

Originally posted by: BouncekDeLemos

I would have to say, that is one professional styled game! Very nice! I really like the graphics!

One thing to note: the title screen in the game says "Star Keepr" instead of "Star Keeper". I know the game is still a work in progress, but if anything, I actually kinda like the misspelling. It makes it stand out a bit.

All I can say is keep up the good work!

thank you, you find a big bug
 
No problem! I wouldn't say it's anything major, as everything else looks very well put together. Again, I love the art and graphics, and I would love to see a final release sometime! 



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Originally posted by: dra600n

I feel bad, but, that's magic.
Sell/Trade: NA - http://goo.gl/Bi25pL... SA - http://goo.gl/qmKao... PSC - http://goo.gl/VYlKhP...
http://goo.gl/xmzKR...

 

Apr 20, 2014 at 8:46:39 AM
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Is support the project and buy one as long as it's not for sale for 1billion yen or something weird
. Just a note. There seems to be a health bar but no scoring system? Am I missing the score? Does a scoring system add playability?
Put me down for a cib or if it's only a cart release. I'm still in

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Edited: 04/20/2014 at 08:51 AM by wonderboy

Apr 20, 2014 at 8:51:20 AM
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The game looks quite fun. Nice work!

I liked the music and style of gameplay. The last bit was cool too. It looked like the entrance near the end of Zelda II.

I'd love to buy a copy when you release this, as many here would. Keep us posted.

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Apr 20, 2014 at 8:52:10 AM
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Im in. I'd buy it off eBay if that is where it was listed.

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Apr 20, 2014 at 9:20:05 AM
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The game looks great! I will be watching for this one, and would buy a copy.

Apr 20, 2014 at 9:21:00 AM
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Sign me up for cib when its out

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Apr 20, 2014 at 9:24:31 AM
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Looks neat!

Apr 20, 2014 at 9:51:05 AM
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This looks great! I would also buy this wherever it was for sale. Sent you a PM!

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Apr 20, 2014 at 9:56:30 AM
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Nice looking game!

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Apr 20, 2014 at 9:58:19 AM
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Nice, looks great fun, link the ebay page here if you decide to list them

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Apr 20, 2014 at 9:58:59 AM
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Originally posted by: BouncekDeLemos

Originally posted by: zxdplay

Originally posted by: BouncekDeLemos

I would have to say, that is one professional styled game! Very nice! I really like the graphics!

One thing to note: the title screen in the game says "Star Keepr" instead of "Star Keeper". I know the game is still a work in progress, but if anything, I actually kinda like the misspelling. It makes it stand out a bit.

All I can say is keep up the good work!

thank you, you find a big bug
 
No problem! I wouldn't say it's anything major, as everything else looks very well put together. Again, I love the art and graphics, and I would love to see a final release sometime! 

 

ok, bug fixed


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Apr 20, 2014 at 10:52:12 AM
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Why did you remove your video? I was looking forward to checking this out. *edit* nevermind...it appears it was just gone for a few minutes for me, it is back now.

...this looks really charming! Great job! I love the fat hopping bunny.

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Edited: 04/20/2014 at 10:55 AM by GradualGames

Apr 20, 2014 at 11:05:05 AM
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Nice looking game!

Apr 20, 2014 at 11:05:13 AM
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Originally posted by: GradualGames

Why did you remove your video? I was looking forward to checking this out. *edit* nevermind...it appears it was just gone for a few minutes for me, it is back now.

...this looks really charming! Great job! I love the fat hopping bunny.


there is a bug, link of video is fixed

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Edited: 04/20/2014 at 11:16 AM by zxdplay

Apr 20, 2014 at 12:12:05 PM
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Very nice looking game.

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Apr 20, 2014 at 12:33:54 PM
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Looks sharp! Great job : D

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Apr 20, 2014 at 12:40:18 PM
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Great looking game!! Very well put together. Can't wait to play it for myself.

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Apr 20, 2014 at 12:40:30 PM
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Looks well done, cool idea - would be interested

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Apr 20, 2014 at 12:45:28 PM
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Looks sweet to me! I'm down for a copy and would love to beta test the game to find more bugs. That's kind of my thing.

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