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the big update newspost

after a heavy motivation lack of the organizer (the coder and beta tester were still pretty active) here comes a larger update…

  • we have a new graphic artist, who was and is involved in commercial gba and nds games. he will take care of the tilesets and will adjust them to the backgrounds of each world. we can assure you, the first drafts look excellent and the game will rock even more. if the first tileset has been retouched, you’ll find a screenshot or more here.
  • our main musician operator is currently not reachable, or not answering our mails, for whatever reason. this ain’t too bad, because there are two other people who are willing to help out. music isn’t really an issuse and quality chipmusic is granted as well. the two guys i am talking about made a soundtrack for “poussin”, the successor of “xump” (gp32, dreamcast, win32) but as the second part of xump will take some time, we will just misuse the unreleased tracks for giana.
  • parts of the storyline are drawn, just minor work is left.
  • when time comes, we need few translators, who will localize the game into their mother tongue. so far there is an english version and a pretty poor german translation. basically everything is possible if we have a translator: french, spanish, hungarian, finish, swedish, whatever… but for this we will need you! you can already start posting in the comments, we will get┬áback to you. english, french and german are already covered.

if we keep the speed as it is, we hope to pull the game out by around new year, but this shouldn’t be a promise ;)




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  1. I could make an Italian version. Let me know when you’ll need it ;)

  2. sounds great !
    keep on rocking, guys

  3. Great news about Poussin ! I’m looking forward to this as well :)

    Btw, what happened to your old graphician ?

  4. @ce:
    busy with real life issues, so we go for a new one… (once again)

  5. Hi! I’m very interested in your project. I’d also like to help you guys.

    I can translate the game into Spanish and Catalan (both of them are my mother tongue)

    So, if you want, just e-mail me. I’ll be very happy to do it.

  6. It will be my pleasure to translate game into Polish :)

  7. I am VERY much willing to translate the game into Dutch (that is, the language they speak in Holland / The Netherlands). It will be a honour!

  8. it’s going to get boring. waiting since years for the game and i just hear, “we have a beta, but it’s not public”. I give up, the project will never be finished.

    Why don’t you just release the beta or make it open source, thats how software is made in the 21 century?

  9. years is pretty much wrong, as there was a public beta for windows, gp32 and dreamcast available at around 2003/2004.

    we already mentioned plenty of times that this is a hobby project and had to be redone from scratch since then – every related person is having a job and family. the game is done, when it’s done.


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