Saru Kani Panic - An action puzzle game for NES and FC

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Saru Kani Panic - An action puzzle game for NES and FC

Post by work3 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:03 am

Hi all, this is Studio Work3, based in Tokyo.
I've worked on a lot of GB/GBA/SNES stuff in the past for various companies.

Myself and my programmer partner have recently started on an action puzzle game for FC and NES, the Japanese title is Saru Kani Panic. I'm doing the artwork, design and possibly music.

We will be taking pre orders for cartridge versions on kickstarter once the game is finished.

We'll show some gameplay and announce the English language title once we have more work done. Here's some WIP backgrounds.

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More updates soon!

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Post by nesrocks » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:51 pm

I've praised those screens on twitter, your art is incredibly good!!
off topic: Given that you've worked in the industry in the 90's I'd like to mention that we love to hear inside stories here, if you have any to share. Especially technical details like which tools were used, etc.
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Post by Erockbrox » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:46 pm

Thanks for posting, as this is your 1st post!

I'm wondering if you are a native english speaker since your english is very well written given that your location is in japan.

New games are always welcomed. Keep us posted. The artwork is great!

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Post by work3 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:07 pm

Erockbrox wrote:Thanks for posting, as this is your 1st post!

I'm wondering if you are a native english speaker since your english is very well written given that your location is in japan.

New games are always welcomed. Keep us posted. The artwork is great!
Yes, I am a native speaker, lived in Japan for a long time tho!

Thx for the kind words! I don`t get much encouragement at the dayjob!

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Post by Banshaku » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:08 pm

It looks nice, that's for sure ;) As for encouragement in Japan, I know what you means .. ^^;;;

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Post by kikutano » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:38 am

Wow amazing work!

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Post by Drozerix » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:47 pm

When do you think the game will be finished? Also, just curious, what other GB titles did you work on? Were they similar to this in style?

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Post by Rahsennor » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:38 pm

Dayum, that looks sweet! My first thought was that it looked very Kirby-esque, but then I remembered that FC/NES Kirby was actually a lot plainer than my nostalgia-tinted glasses keep telling me. So this is actually better, since it looks that good with the glasses off!

Intrigued to see what the characters and gameplay will be like, to go with backgrounds like that. The name and the second pic suggest some monkey business...?

(Also I say this every time someone posts new art, but I hope you've run that dithering through blargg's filter or actual hardware to make sure it's not ruined by composite artifacts. I assume you have, since you're aiming for a cart release, but it's easy to forget and hard to fix at the last minute.)

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Post by work3 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:41 pm

Drozerix wrote:When do you think the game will be finished? Also, just curious, what other GB titles did you work on? Were they similar to this in style?
It will be finished when its done :D

Most of my old stuff was licensed crap that isn`t worth talking about! I occasionally post old work on my twitter account.
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Post by work3 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:43 pm

Rahsennor wrote:
Intrigued to see what the characters and gameplay will be like, to go with backgrounds like that. The name and the second pic suggest some monkey business...?

(Also I say this every time someone posts new art, but I hope you've run that dithering through blargg's filter or actual hardware to make sure it's not ruined by composite artifacts. I assume you have, since you're aiming for a cart release, but it's easy to forget and hard to fix at the last minute.)
Thanks for the positive feedback! - I do occasional dumps to an everdrive cart via Ichr to check stuff.

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Post by tepples » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:38 am

work3 wrote:Most of my old stuff was licensed crap that isn`t worth talking about!
As opposed to the unlicensed work that you'll be working on in the homebrew scene?

(To put it another way, do you consider Tengen's Road Runner licensed or unlicensed?)

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Post by nesrocks » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:58 am

tepples wrote:As opposed to the unlicensed work that you'll be working on in the homebrew scene?
Is it just me or did that come out as kind of offensive?

There's licensed crap and licensed coolness. One does not imply the other. The new homebrew game looks like original IP based on folklore anyway and there's no reason to believe it would be unlicensed use of other's IP if it was the case.
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Post by tepples » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:54 pm

I was trying to refer to the overloading of the term "licensed" to mean both "adaptation of a movie or whatever" and "approved by the console maker." Road Runner for NES is the former but not the latter. Please help me identify what exactly was offensive about my previous post so that I may express things more tactfully.

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Post by work3 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:01 pm

I was referring to licensed IP, as is the usual sense of the word.

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Post by nocash » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:15 am

work3 wrote:I was referring to licensed IP, as is the usual sense of the word.
Now I am lost, too. I assume IP means some sort of intellectual property? And licensed, well, that does all depend on whom has licensed it...
Licensed by the console manufacturer, eg a cart with official CIC chip.
Licensed by a another game developer, eg when porting graphics or source code to another console..
Licensed by an author, eg with characters, titles, or storyline from a book or movie.
Licensed by yourself, eg a shareware program.
Anyways, if your new project isn't licensed, then maybe it doesn't matter so much how to define licensing : )

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