Matra launch Shockware service

by [D-Tail] on 15-01-2007, 21:39
Topic: Hardware

Starting today, Matra launched its new Shockware service. Similar to INK: Exxon Surfing, which they released last year, games released in the Shockware programme are new MSX games on cartridge(!). Apart from INK: Exxon Surfing, two games have been released under the Shockware flag now: Karoshi's Saimazoom and Griel's Quest for the Sangraal. Both have been released in MSXdev'05 and are now physically available on their intended medium!

Matra has also interesting news for software developers: they can release their software on cartridge too! In addition, Matra can provide conceptual art for a game (i.e. labels, cartridge box, etc.), but these may also be provided by the developers themselves. On their website you can find how to make use of this service.

Relevant link: Matra

Comments (8)

By Bastiaan

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15-01-2007, 22:20

So cool! A true cartridge revival ! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By ro

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16-01-2007, 08:19

Very nice work! It comes in a full color cardboard box as well, how cool.


Master (172)

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16-01-2007, 10:49

COOOOOOL!Time to pay for REAL stuff!BUY MATRA!BA-teamBA-teamBA-team

By Ivan

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16-01-2007, 22:36

Let's hope that other [MSXdev] developers launch their games on Shockware!

By Patsie

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17-01-2007, 21:30

After checking out the Matra website and liking the cartridges, I clicked on the Bitwise link (living in the netherlands) but couldn't find the product anywhere to buy. Does anybody know if you can even order it thru Bitwise? (and if so, how?)

By poke-1,170

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18-01-2007, 04:10

no excuses not to release manbow 2 on cartridge anymore !

By Manuel

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18-01-2007, 09:09

Patsie: a very good way is to visit the MSX fair in Nijmegen next Saturday Smile

By Patsie

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18-01-2007, 20:45

true. I'll just have to have a look if I can find the time, but can't promise anything.