Singular Stone - new action RPG in development for MSX2

Singular Stone - new action RPG in development for MSX2

by ListoMefisto on 31-03-2019, 18:27 translated by PAC
Topic: Software
Tags: msx2, rpg, MSX-MUSIC
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Singular Stone is a new action RPG developed for MSX2 by Tōji Murakata. It will feature FM sound (MSX-Music). The author would like to finish the game in 2019 or 2020. In the following videos we can see the game status and introduction (without sound).

Relevant link: Singular Stone video W.I.P.

Relevant link: video from the first introduction to the awakening of MEIKO - without sound

Comments (24)

By MsxKun

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31-03-2019, 18:32

I need that Big smile
Screen 4 is so sexy...

By PAC

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31-03-2019, 18:41

It would be nice to know more about the other game developed by the same author:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hel1KA7h0v4

By mars2000you

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31-03-2019, 19:29

PAC wrote:

It would be nice to know more about the other game developed by the same author:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hel1KA7h0v4

Check this page: https://www.beep-shop.com/blog/9260/

and https://www.akihabara-beep.com/3556/

By Randam

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31-03-2019, 19:38

Yeah I would be interested in buying it...

By PingPong

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31-03-2019, 20:02

An msx2 game that is pratically an msx1 game. MSX2 can do far more than this.
the author could have achieved better consideration by doing this for a plain msx1
Horrible pattern based gfx with the beautiful limitations of screen 4.

By Grauw

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17-09-2020, 22:08

I love screen 4 Smile. The palette support and the extra spites add a lot of value compared to MSX1, and it’s very quick to update so gives quite different gameplay than screen 5 would. Deva is using screen 4 as well btw.

By DarkSchneider

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10-04-2019, 08:15

Or the amazing Firehawk.

By Manuel

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10-04-2019, 09:12

Space manbow....

By Giangiacomo Zaffini 2

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22-06-2019, 18:16

Some developer Twitter posts here

By journey

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24-06-2019, 08:44

Very interesting and promising!

By Grauw

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24-06-2019, 10:57

This game looks awesome.

Only thing I would wish for is smooth scroll. I get that it would impose a strict 16 ms timing budget (as frame drops are much more noticeable in a smooth scroll), so I would understand that it’s something the developer chooses to avoid so that development can stay unconstrained by that. However the player already moves smoothly when moving away from the screen edges, so in that sense I think the constraint is already there.

By Grauw

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05-07-2019, 14:45

New video: https://twitter.com/ipheion78/status/1147070451241238528

Looks really cool I think :).

Also I asked the developer whether he intends to add smooth scroll, and he said that it was something he wanted to do in the future, but needs to secure some free VRAM for double buffering first.

By Giangiacomo Zaffini 2

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05-07-2019, 16:44

Do MSX2/MSX2+/MSXturboR have stronger sw developers today than ever before?

By ro

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27-12-2019, 12:43

any news?

By Giangiacomo Zaffini 2

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27-12-2019, 13:20

@ro: Singular Stone is still planned for 2020 release as repeated
in this tweet.
:P

By ro

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27-12-2019, 14:15

Cool

By hamlet

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31-03-2020, 23:28

I‘m curious if there are any news?

By Giangiacomo Zaffini 2

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01-04-2020, 18:29

@hamlet : as far as I know last tweet by Singular Stone developer about the game is dated March, 8th.

Link to tweet.

I warn You that this has SPOILERS, it's mid-level boss fight.

By hamlet

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01-04-2020, 20:45

Thanks! Great to see there is so much progress.

By Giangiacomo Zaffini 2

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11-06-2020, 13:45

A brand new trailer/disclosure video on YouTube was released few hours ago.

By Giangiacomo Zaffini 2

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18-06-2020, 10:06

Murakata Tohji added Singular Stone soundtrack playlist on SoundCloud.
Lately I understood that being Natsune Miku used as game character, author feels that this game cannot have a public audience, I think this is unfortunate. oO sad

By syn

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21-06-2020, 21:58

This game looks and sounds amazing. I was looking forward to this one

No public audience means he shares it with only a few friends? thats unfortunate indeed!

By Grauw

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21-06-2020, 22:47

No, you’re jumping to the wrong conclusion, see the Youtube comments for the context of Giangiacomo’s remark. On Twitter ipheion78 said he will make it available overseas, and is also working on an English manual. So do not worry :).

By Giangiacomo Zaffini 2

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06-08-2020, 11:58

New opening+Stage#1 Meiko YT video to be seen.