Author Topic: Sacred Line Genesis: New Thriller/Horror game for Sega MD released for Halloween  (Read 4353 times)

Offline sashadarko

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Ehmm, don't count thread's title as a mistake, it's just a symbols limitation, can't do anything about that.



Title: Sacred Line Genesis
Platform: Sega Genesis / Mega Drive (Region-Free)
Genre: Adventure / Visual Novel
Works on real hardware: Yes (Flashcart-ready)
Status: Finished
Digital Version Release date: 24 October 2013
Cartridge Version Release date: TBD
Game rating: 18+ (Mature)
Official site: http://sashadarko.com/genesis.html
Download Demo: http://www.mediafire.com/?ed6wko04sgafqn7

About:
Sacred Line Genesis is a brand new Adventure / Visual Novel game which was developed exclusively for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis videogame system.
It tells the story of Ellen, a private detective, who is trying to survive in Eastern Europe. Lately detective business, which she inherited from her missing sister Sarah, almost ceased its existence and one day before she was going to close her office she got an anonymous call. The unknown asked her to find some hidden forest outpost and told her about its position. That was just the beginning.
The game is free of censorship and recommended for Mature audience only (Blood, Intense Violence, Mature Humor, Minor Sexual Violence Reference, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Violent References).
It's not a port, not a translation, not a rip-off with copyrighted stuff. It is based on my own game Sacred Line, which was released for free for PC/Mac on Desura.

Features:
- High quality 3D graphics (highly recommended to play on CRT TV)
- WAV soundtrack (which sounds like a GBA output, it also won't be slow for PAL users)
- Unique and memorable setting, story and environments
- Text-based dice fighting system (ideally you need a dice...but you can also play without it)
- More than 20 endings: normal, secret and deaths, deaths, deaths
- Don’t be frustrated: if you die, you’ll start from the last checkpoint
- In-game enclyclopedia will help you learn more about characters
- Compatible with Flashcarts like Everdrive
- Any buyer will be added to a special list: it means you will get discounts and special bonuses for all further products. Money is support and support will not be forget.

Not so good features (GINCS-specific things you may not like):
- The game uses GINCS engine, its Visual Studio modification. It means it uses WAV soundtrack and WAV files cannot be stopped immediately there, they will always play to the end. Not everyone will take it as a problem but it must be mentioned.
- Text has no shadows. Somehow, just theoretically, IF you're crazy enough and decided to play any GINCS game via very, very, very bad RF connection on a very, very, very bad, just simply broken LCD screen and there's also a gas all around you, the text will be hard to read. But nobody ever reported that kind of problem since the creation of GINCS (2006 year).
- There is a super exotic GINCS bug which was reported by GenDev user: the game might crash if you will insert gun or mouse to the Port 2


Demo Download:
http://www.mediafire.com/?ed6wko04sgafqn7

It's a final demo which shows all the game features. It will end after a first fight with a skeleton.

Release [Digital]:
http://sashadarko.com/genesis.html

Release [Cartridge Run]:
It's complicated and not yet dated.

Screenshots from the Demo:


Screenshots from the Beta (Beta contained some grammar/spelling errors, Final version and Demo are proof-read):


Photos from Alpha 0.2a:


Offline mylifewithsega

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  • "Just stick it in your Genesis!"
I guess I'm gonna' have to invest in an Ever Drive eventually.
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Offline Centrale

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This is pretty cool. I hadn't heard of the GINCS engine before.

Offline Nameless 24

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  • Shocktrooper at Heart
No physical release? :(
Big fan of Claymore, Miria in particular.

Currently playing Yakuza 0.

Offline sashadarko

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No physical release? :(
At the current moment is not possible. There's two possible publishers - one of them wants the WAV system to be anytime-stoppable (or it must be replaced with a tracker soundtrack), another one...kinda disappeared.
But in the case of physical release I'll remove the digital standard version.
Only unique one will remain in any case.

Offline Berto

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No physical release? :(

To help keeping alive retro gaming community, I'd help to update a bit.
The physical release is still available for sale at the author's website.

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Sacred Line – BITS Edition (Signed)

Note: This is a Standard Edition of the game, brand new, sealed and signed by its author.
Price: 49$ (International Premium Air Mail Shipping w/ Tracking Number is included!)
How to order:
Send money (49$) to PayPal (earth_incubator@yahoo.com) and then send your full name and address to the same e-mail address (or include them in the details of your PayPal transaction). Also, since every copy is signed, please specify what name do you wish to see on it.
Your order will be shipped within 10 working days (i.e. two weeks) and I’ll send a tracking number to your e-mail within a day after shipment.


Link :http://sashadarko.com/darko-products/