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Would you buy an amateur made RPG game for the PS1 ? Yes
8
25%
Would you buy an amateur made RPG game for the PS1 ? No
2
6%
What other game would you be interested in ? 2D platform
6
19%
What other game would you be interested in ? 2D Action Shoot platform
3
9%
What other game would you be interested in ? Myst game style adventure
4
13%
What other game would you be interested in ? 3D Dungeon Adventure style
2
6%
What other game would you be interested in ? 3D Shoot
4
13%
What other game would you be interested in ? 2D Shoot
3
9%
 
Total votes: 32

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Amateur made RPG game project

Post by Orion_ » August 27th, 2014, 2:39 am

Hello,

I have a J-RPG project and I really want to create it first on the Playstation 1.
The thing is, I have a small "one person" company and creating games fulltime (and part on retro machines), so the aim of this project is to sell it as a CD in box for €15 to €20 (just like I did for my puzzle game Yopaz IceStar)
Seeing how many Yopaz I've sold on the PS1, I'm a bit worried about how many people would actually buy a game on the PS1 (less than 10 for Yopaz)
So before starting this huge project I'm asking on various forum if you would be interested in purchasing a game like this RPG for the Playstation (in the same type of packaging than Yopaz, ie: standard CD case, colour printed cover and CD on a Black CD-R)
Due to the PS1 CD security still not defeated till today, the game will require a mod chip or a boot cd.
The game will feature a story, several city to visit, an unusual battle system, but do not expect an RPG with 20 hours of gameplay! It's the work of only one person.
Please be honest in your vote, thank you :)

EDIT:
My RPG "Zia and the goddesses of magic" is now available for the Playstation 1 !
Order the game here on my website: http://onorisoft.free.fr/retroshop/ps1.htm

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Last edited by Orion_ on June 22nd, 2018, 1:35 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Amateur made RPG game project

Post by Yagotzirck » August 27th, 2014, 3:36 am

Orion_ wrote: Seeing how many Yopaz I've sold on the PS1, I'm a bit worried about how many people would actually buy a game on the PS1 (less than 10 for Yopaz)
no offence but coding games for a 20 years old system and expecting them to be best-sellers is quite irrational, it's normal to have extremely limited amount of sold copies as is your case... then again that's your call

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Re: Amateur made RPG game project

Post by Orion_ » August 27th, 2014, 3:44 am

Yagotzirck wrote: no offence but coding games for a 20 years old system and expecting them to be best-sellers is quite irrational, it's normal to have extremely limited amount of sold copies as is your case... then again that's your call
I don't expect to be best seller, but I've sold more than 100 copies of several games for the Atari Jaguar console, and same for the Atari Falcon computer, so yes it is possible, the only thing we need is people to support that kind of project :)
you can look at the number of produced and sold homebrew games for the Atari 2600, Nec PC Engine/Turbo grafx, dreamcast, megadrive, NES...
but it seems like nobody is interested in the ps1
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Re: Amateur made RPG game project

Post by Yagotzirck » August 27th, 2014, 4:02 am

well yeah, unlike other systems sadly the psx always lacked of a solid developers/supporters community, which is kinda weird considering it's one of the most successful consoles ever sold...

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Re: Amateur made RPG game project

Post by Shadow » August 27th, 2014, 4:29 pm

I'm interested in a 3D car smash em' up racer like Destruction Derby.
I would be happy to work with you _Orion on it when I can :)
Also, your website (onorisoft.free.fr) seems to be down...
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Re: Amateur made RPG game project

Post by Orion_ » August 27th, 2014, 9:11 pm

I already posted the list of game I'm interested in.
I'm not interested and I don't have the skill to make a 3D car game.
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Re: Amateur made RPG game project

Post by Sirrico » September 11th, 2014, 8:42 am

I would love to help on just about any ps1 project.

At the moment I'm still figuring out the programming bits of ps1 development, but decades of RPG experience have endowed me with various game-mechanic reasoning abilities. :P
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Re: Amateur made RPG game project

Post by SegaSonic91 » January 2nd, 2015, 6:10 am

Looks awesome, I would buy it! God I miss RPGs that look like that... *sniff*

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Re: Amateur made RPG game project

Post by Xavi92 » June 11th, 2016, 6:07 pm

You know I purchased Yopaz IceStar, so ensure yourself I'd love to get a copy of any of your future PS1 projects. :)
Keep going on!

P.D.: Sorry for reviving this old topic. ^^'

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Re: Amateur made RPG game project

Post by Orion_ » June 28th, 2016, 6:45 pm

2 years later, my RPG is ready, and I see on the poll result, only 5 people would buy it.
considering the success of the PS1, it's disappointing that so few people are interested by indie PS1 games :(
The game should be released by the end of August.

Trailer video: https://youtu.be/c70XQ8J8sWk
(sorry I can't make the 'youtube' tag working on this forum)
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Re: Amateur made RPG game project

Post by Shadow » June 29th, 2016, 12:48 am

YouTube tagging works, but you need the full URL without https.
IE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c70XQ8J8sWk

Here it is:
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Re: Amateur made RPG game project

Post by Orion_ » August 25th, 2016, 4:36 am

My RPG "Zia and the goddesses of magic" is now available for the Playstation 1 !
Order the game here on my website: http://onorisoft.free.fr/retroshop/ps1.htm

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Re: Amateur made RPG game project

Post by Orion_ » June 22nd, 2018, 1:35 am

Special Summer Sales for my games including my Zia RPG for PS1 :)
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Re: Amateur made RPG game project

Post by metroidsnes » August 15th, 2018, 10:22 pm

I'm impressed that you worked on this project consistently for about two years and released it at the end. It's good to know that PSX dev. is still alive. I cannot buy your game atm but I would like to do that someday in the future.

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Re: Amateur made RPG game project

Post by allanjmar » August 16th, 2018, 1:00 pm

looks great, I will buy this one and any of your future releases.

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