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"Sigma Star Saga" is out August 16th

on: July 24, 2005, 08:35:27 am
Hey guys,

I know, I sound like a broken record. :) But I just thought I'd mention with the new forum that Sigma Star Saga for GBA is coming out in just a few weeks. It's getting reviewed right now and so far between Nintendo Power, Game Informer and Play Magazine it's averaging 8.5/10 (woohoo!). The game's of note because it features pixel art by Gustav Kilman (Gustav), Josh Astorian (Jawsh), Ben Rosaschi (Monsoon2D) and myself (Sals). The latest trailer on IGN:

http://media.gameboy.ign.com/media/725/725353/dl_1172779.html

...showcases creatures from all four of us. If memory serves (starting about 11 seconds into the trailer):

Crab: Ben
Sputnik: Ben
Eye: Adam
Ice: Gustav
Flower: Josh
Orbs: Ben
Tetris: Adam
Ghost: Gustav
Drill: Gustav
Green: Ben

The rest (mostly big ones) were done by Jeremy Dower, our BG artist. There are more from each artist that aren't shown (around 30 total). The game is also written, produced and directed by pixel god Matt Bozon, creator of the GBC hit Shantae. Hopefully it will be just the first of handheld projects featuring multiple members from the Pixelation scene.

- Adam

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Re: "Sigma Star Saga" is out August 16th

Reply #1 on: July 24, 2005, 08:34:19 pm
holy crap! thats good news! I just recently applied for a pixel job for a mobile phone gaming company, but got denied.  they didn't like my portfolio (i dont think my portfolio shows my true pixeling ability...i'll have to change that).  so anyway, im really happy for you guys.  I wish i could be in that boat with ya.

that trailer looks way exciting.  looks like a mixture of megaman/rpgs/and a side scrolling shoot-em-up game.  I just wish i had a GBA so i could play it.

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Re: "Sigma Star Saga" is out August 16th

Reply #2 on: July 24, 2005, 08:50:36 pm
Holy shit YES!! Looks absolutely awesome! How is this being sold? Will it be available in any retail stores, or is it something you'd have to order over a website?

I was wondering how you'd do the spaceship shmup scenes, and I was very pleasantly surprised with what was shown. Can we preorder?

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Re: "Sigma Star Saga" is out August 16th

Reply #3 on: July 24, 2005, 09:13:56 pm
I'm sure you can probably pre-order at whatever sites do that kinda thing. Yeah, it'll be in stores everywhere. Dunno how big the distribution is though, so there's a slight chance it might be hard to find. But I kinda doubt it.

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Re: "Sigma Star Saga" is out August 16th

Reply #4 on: July 24, 2005, 09:23:46 pm
A game featuring art from four of my favorite pixel artists?  Instant buy!
« Last Edit: July 24, 2005, 09:34:11 pm by Darien »

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Re: "Sigma Star Saga" is out August 16th

Reply #5 on: July 24, 2005, 11:00:05 pm
I don't have a gba but I'll be sure to emulate it to see all the pretty art. Gustav is my daddy.

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Re: "Sigma Star Saga" is out August 16th

Reply #6 on: July 30, 2005, 01:15:22 am
Wow ... this is beautiful. Who created the music? Its really weird that all of their styles don't stand out in the game. Also, did they animate their own sprites?
« Last Edit: July 30, 2005, 01:20:32 am by Darion »
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Re: "Sigma Star Saga" is out August 16th

Reply #7 on: July 30, 2005, 08:24:09 am
:O

I must get this game!

I must get a gba first...

*Cries*

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Re: "Sigma Star Saga" is out August 16th

Reply #8 on: July 31, 2005, 06:47:35 pm
Matt Bozon and I designed the bosses, I sketched em, then Ben, Josh, Gustav and I pixelled them and I animated them later. The music is by handheld developer Shinen.

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Re: "Sigma Star Saga" is out August 16th

Reply #9 on: August 04, 2005, 07:55:33 am
Great looking game there, looks like a real nice mixture of genres...pity i don't have a GBA either :P.
Oh and you and the others created some very sexy graphics there too.... :o