Source: MSXBlog

"Today is the village fest and Stevedore is going to go to the dance with the beautiful lighthouse keeper! So you are in a hurry to finish the job placing boxes in the warehouse and leave work as soon as possible. Suddenly, something cracks under your feet..."

This is the story behind Stevedore, a new game developed by theNestruo, the winner of the MSXBlog MSX-BASIC compo 2011 with Pérez de Mouse.

This project consists of a puzzle-platformer game style where we have to find a way to reach the next stage moving objects. The game will be released in an small ROM format and will feature optimized palette for MSX2 computers. Music is composed by Wonder. Release date expected by the end of this year or beginning of 2019.

Relevant link: theNestruo on Twitter

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Comentarios (22)

Por ren

Paragon (1930)

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21-08-2018, 19:54

Great, more promising WIP stuff! :D

Pérez the Mouse is cool! B-)

(And so is (the sadly abandoned/unfinished) World Rally btw ;))

Por Giangiacomo Zaffini 2

Champion (273)

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21-08-2018, 21:10

I like platform games. So I'm interested. Nice! Cool

Por Pippo

Hero (521)

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21-08-2018, 21:11

I am sure it will be a success!

Por Pencioner

Scribe (1513)

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21-08-2018, 21:12

looks so yummy! mmmm....

Por KdL

Paragon (1449)

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22-08-2018, 10:24

like +1 Smile

Por ren

Paragon (1930)

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22-08-2018, 10:51

Btw: YT demo vid demanded(!) Murdoch

Por edoz

Prophet (2448)

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22-08-2018, 11:53

Wow! Looks so cool! I'm always surprised what people can do with minimal colors and pixels.. the results are amazing in this game! To bad i'm not that well in graphics..

Por theNestruo

Champion (383)

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22-08-2018, 19:59

Thanks!

I'm not that good at graphics... Actually, the tileset of the first stages is heavily based on some old ZX Spectrum mock-ups (this and this) from Carnivius (used with permission).

The game was shown live at RetroEuskal 2018, but I'm afraid there isn't any video...

Por snatchertas

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23-08-2018, 08:41

In the screenshots #2, #3 and #4 there are 2 levels of grey color (plus white). This is raising some questions. Is this a mockup done on another system?

Por theNestruo

Champion (383)

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23-08-2018, 09:02

snatchertas wrote:

In the screenshots #2, #3 and #4 there are 2 levels of grey color (plus white). This is raising some questions. Is this a mockup done on another system?

Not mock-ups, but actual game screenshots taken in MSX2 (using the optimized palette).
Here is one of those screens in MSX1 :)

Por snatchertas

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24-08-2018, 08:47

Nooooooice!

Por Code Witcher

Resident (43)

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03-03-2019, 11:25

Where can we download the demo? And when is it going to be sold?

Por Manuel

Ascended (19053)

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21-08-2019, 11:10

Any news about the project?

Por theNestruo

Champion (383)

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21-08-2019, 17:00

The game is still under development, but almost finished!

Por Manuel

Ascended (19053)

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21-08-2019, 21:01

Cool, great to hear that! Any teaser videos available?

Por theNestruo

Champion (383)

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21-08-2019, 22:22

Actually, there is a gameplay video in this MSXBlog interview, at the 1:33 mark.
The version in the video is the RetroEuskal 2018 promo version. A few minor things have changed since.
The game was played live during the interview, so don't expect a "focused" gameplay (Konamito and I got distracted chatting :D).

Por albs_br

Champion (445)

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10-08-2020, 21:24

How is this development going? It looks like will be a great game.

Por theNestruo

Champion (383)

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10-08-2020, 22:12

Hi! Sorry about the lack of news.

  • Code is 100% done (I'm still tweaking it a little bit).
  • Level design (the most exhausting task) is also 100% done.
  • Music is at 85% mark. Wonder is composing (or, more precisely, he's trying to find time to compose) the last theme...
  • ...and if the betatesters are able to playthrough the game, and no issues are found, it will be ready for release!

Meanwhile... Enjoy those superb MSXDev'20 entries!!!

Por Briqunullus

Hero (584)

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14-08-2020, 20:18

Very promising game. Looking forward to this one!

Por theNestruo

Champion (383)

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19-10-2020, 16:19

The game has been released in https://www.msxcartridgeshop.com/

Por M-A-D-M-A-X

Expert (123)

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19-10-2020, 17:13

Nice Smile

Por valkyre

Hero (617)

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19-10-2020, 19:24

Cool, I will add to the Christmas list!