Sunbeam - Abandoned (sourcode Released!)

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  1. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Some of you may remember Sunbeam by Falken Entertainment, a very promising looking french RPG for the GP32.

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    Sadly, the developers have stopped with that project.
    However, they have released playable binaries for the GP32 and the sourcecode (and graphics), so that anybody who wants to pick that project up (or port it to a different system) can do so.

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    Download: Sunbeam
    Download: Sunbeam Sourcecode
     
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  2. pool34

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    Awesome! Too bad its not for the GP2X, but maybe someone will port it :)
     
  3. icurafu

    icurafu The Hallucinogenic Elf

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    ah, sorry to hear that it had to be abandoned.

    I hope the developers have moved on to something greater. Either way, this will be great for the community.

    What kind of licence has it been released under?
     
  4. Huxley

    Huxley Gamera, King of Monsters

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    Good of them to release the source like this; they could have easily just kept it to themselves when the project was abandoned.

    EDIT: and if anyone is interested, this is the program from which the graphic set was based, so it should be relatively simple to continue development.
     
  5. NanoTeam

    NanoTeam Still Fresh

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    and see this motion :
    http://www.iacom.net >> porrtfolio >> multimedia >> sunbeam anim
    very nice project
     
  6. Tobriand

    Tobriand Very Active Member

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    Sad that they've discontinued the project - I remember thinking this was one of thos egames that would really show what the old 32 could do. On the other hand, cool that what there was is now released. I wonder how complete it actually was, and how easily portable to the 2x it might be...
     
  7. shinneri

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    I remember when this was announced. It's too bad it got cancelled (though I can't say it surprised me)--especially since they made such nice artwork for it. Of course, the logo's a rip of Golden Sun, but maybe the whole game was based on that. I should try it and find out. :p
     
  8. Hooka

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    Pretty cool, can't figure out how to equip weapons or anything but it's looking nice :) Too bad there's a lot of gfx glitches off the main first area...

    It's pretty incomplete (gamewise) but it is open source so hey, can't complain there :)
     
  9. PokeParadox

    PokeParadox Founder of Pirate Games - Penjin Coder Staff Member

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    Woo interesting. I wasn't around to hear about this on the GP32, but it's nice that the source has been released to the community. :)
     
  10. Squidge

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    Seems like it's not much more than a proof-of-concept :(

    Still, depending on the license, the media included could make a great game if someone decided to continue development.
     
  11. Dimacus

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    If the media is released in sutch a fashion that anyone can use it for thierown projects, it would be really great for devs that don't have that artistic skill.
     
  12. pocket

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    Thanks to Falken for sharing his work :)
     

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