re: tepples - language, localizations:
I can't speak for every european, but i believe that's largely a thing of the past. People have much better english literacy these days, and honestly most of us started to learn english from media (such as games) before school did even back then.
Some efforts were just plain annoying, like the german subtitles in super metroid or german audio in rondo of blood. Well, in the later case it could feel a bit thematic. German can have a very "gothic" ring to it, at least to outsiders, when spoken solemnly.
Anyway, modern nes developers should just ignore translations imo.
sumez wrote:That's probably the best aspect of NES Maker. The scene always needed artists, because most pixel artist interested in doing "nes type graphics" aren't actually interested in working with all the crazy limitations that the actual NES imposes on you.
Here's a minor chord though... there has been some clashes between expectations from the comforts of famitracker (and expansion sound, my god) and the realities of putting music into an actual game already. But i'd blame the demo scene mentality that has grown around famitracker and chiptunes in general. Personally i wonder why expansion sound is so popular when basically noone actually experienced it. It didn't exist for the NES, and it was kind of a fringe thing on famicom.
I'm pretty sure that'll even out, but ugh, it is painful to watch GGsound getting undeserved grief (despite being perfectly well rounded for use in games) just because users expect to be able to do everything famitracker does (even with little or no difference in the end result).
I feel like this is a subject we bring up every other Tuesday. Is it time for something to finally happen soon?
Haha! guilty as charged. Well, first things first. Project Blue the full version is supposed to get a kickstarter campaign the first quarter of 2019. I want to get some experience under my belt with that before jumping head-first into something potentially bigger. But a bit of brainstorming couldn't hurt. What's best? Organizing group buys? Have an euro distro distribute games on license from american homebrew makers and publishers? Source affordable sticker and box printers? One unified web shop? Something else?