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2Minds - Studio & Publisher
Post Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:41 pm
Last edited by ichigobankai on Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:04 am; edited 2 times in total


Hi,
some people are already aware of it, i've open a store, 2MINDS, focused on our beloved Master System!

Hopes this will really add some light (and love) on the Master System scene and bring some new exciting games.

For this grand opening, there is 3 games.

Heroes against Demons (by me, lol)
(Puzzle / Match-3)

Bara Buru (by Kagesan)
(Arcade / Bubble Bobble like)

Flight of Pigarus (by Kagesan)
(Shooting / Caravan shooter)

For complete details visit https://www.2minds.fr/en/

I've designed a new board, more versatile for upcoming & future titles (see attached picture).

NB. I've read some comments on Elotrolado (spanish forum) about the Pigarus's price. The difference is from the FeRam component needed to hold the score/replay (sram without battery - 256kb). Price are not based on game size (or length) but on needed electronic parts, prints, tax, etc.


Contest !

With Kagesan we've decided to make a contest for Bara Burū and Flight of Pigarus releases.
Special prizes for the winners!
Proto cartridges (dedicated by Kagesan)
and "Ranking" T-shirt (for 1st, 2nd and 3rd winner)!

Announcement will be officialy made in few days.


Regards,
Fabrice / Ichigo
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:31 am
I love the idea using FeRam for HS/replay on Pigarus :)

best of luck,
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:41 am
I immediately registered right now 8) Gonna pre-order Bara Buru for sure! I wish you the very best of luck with this project, I stay by your side for support with reviews ect.
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:05 am
Merci Marco !

@dink, on the previous little release of Pigarus (made by Kagesan), i've already used Fram (FM1808 from Ramtron) on it ;)

On this new one, it will be a MR48V256 from Lapis.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:37 am
I’ll already own Heroes and Pigarus and have placed on order for Bara Baru too. The Pigarus T shirts look great. Good luck with the store it’s great to see support like this for new MS games.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:58 am
Hi Ichigo, thank you for explaining the reason behind the different price of Pigarus.

About your project, I believe it's a very big step in the sms scene and I really hope more games will come and maybe more people will be interested in developing games for our favourite console.

I own Heroes, and the quality of your product is sensational. I will buy the other two games for sure.

Good luck!
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:09 pm
I own Heroes and FP previously and the quality is very good.
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:10 pm
Thanks for all your kind words !
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:25 pm
Last edited by M.Osorio on Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:51 am; edited 1 time in total
Best of luck with this new project, I think are really good news to this comunity.
Could not be easy start in Covid time, too much pockets are now very low but be patient, I´m sure I will see the advert of sold out wait next batch many times.
The idea of the T-Shirt is great and hope to see more merchandising of games, I remember you made keychains and other really good items.
While I am writting this words I remember the idea that I have too many T-shirts about master system but no one of this forum, could be great to make T´shirts with the forum color and SMSPower logo, could be other way to support this forum.
Really impatient to see how 2minds grow and offer more physical releases, I don´t know if it is possible but this a list a games I want to buy a physical release:

Cimmerian
Rick Dangerous
Alex Kidd 3
Galactic Boogers
Silver Valley
Galactic Revenge
Sunny the Mermaid
Simsons Trivia

Could be great too a multigame cart with various games, let´s see what you decide to make.
Now it is not possible, there aren´t videogame events, but when world will be Covid free be sure most of us will contact you to show and distribute your games in classic videogames events.
Best of luck again
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:04 am
Another interesting game in my opinion would be Sidney Hunter, but I don't know if there is any chance of getting its license.
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:49 pm
Aranya wrote
Another interesting game in my opinion would be Sidney Hunter, but I don't know if there is any chance of getting its license.


I don´t think so, because CollectorVision have the rights for the game they´ve created by their own. They sold their games for 60 bucks each with used carts... I´ve got mine super dirty.

I see a bigger chance in Digger Chan and Voyage ;)
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:03 pm
well, CollectorVision might be interested in releasing a new run of cartridges on 2Minds publisher, why not?
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:58 pm
sverx wrote
well, CollectorVision might be interested in releasing a new run of cartridges on 2Minds publisher, why not?


Maybe they don´t want to share any money? But that´s thin ice, I don´t know them that good and I also don´t know much about that kind of business. It´s worth a try if they want it^^
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:11 am
Thanks for your nice comments/ideas ^^

Pretty sure CollectorVision do not want to eat their margin. So if a new run will be made, they will make it themselves.

--

For "Voyage" and "Alex Kidd 3",
i'm currently helping Yeti and Badsector on electronic part (and few other minor things)

I can't publish "Alex Kidd 3" (as its illegal) and Badsector will make himself at least the first batch of "Voyage".
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:41 am
Hi Ichigo, and about Silver Valley and Galactic Revenge?.

Thank you.
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:23 am
I must contact Eruiz, but not until january (already too much work)

Silver will need graphical modifications (remove all parts from existing well known games)

Galactic Revenge seems good
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:49 am
Thank you Ichigo!!
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:47 pm
ichigobankai wrote

Contest !

With Kagesan we've decided to make a contest for Bara Burū and Flight of Pigarus releases.
Special prizes for the winners!
Proto cartridges (dedicated by Kagesan)
and "Ranking" T-shirt (for 1st, 2nd and 3rd winner)!

Announcement will be officialy made in few days.


Regards,
Fabrice / Ichigo




Bonjour Ichigo,

je me présente, TOMaplan a.k.a. le Kolonel, joueur invétéré de STG, et officier formateur en Shoot'Em Up dits Classics et Caravan Stage pour le compte de Shmup'Em All.com, site Francophone sur le STG.
Je viens ici suite à une discussion avec l'excellent Kagesan, au sujet de Flight Of PIgarus : en effet, le jeu a fait l'effet d'une petite bombe au sein de notre petite communauté lors de sa sortie, et étant moi même assez porté sur les STG à Score Attack j'ai de suite pris les devant pour poncer le jeu et en faire la promo / guide video / etc....on a laissé dormir tout ça pendant presque un an, et on venait de s'y remettre.


Et là, j'apprends qu'il y aurait bientôt un concours organisé par vos soins sur Pigarus (et quels lots sympathiques!!!), sachant que je fais parti du club select des propriétaire de la première édition du jeu en physique...serait-il envisageable de me laisser participer?
il faut bien comprendre que je maîtrise les deux modes à un niveau de joueur expert, plutôt très au dessus d'un joueur moyen. (nous avons d'ailleurs publié la video guide sur Flight Of Pigarus il y a quelques jours, où j'expose des scores assez proches de mes PB perso, pour information.)
Même question pour d'autres joueurs avec le même profil que moi? (je peux rameuter sans souci une petite poignée de bons joueurs STG pour l'occasion : est-ce souhaitable?)




@Modération forum :
Je me suis permis d'écrire en Français car à la base je voulais plutôt passer par messagerie privée, mais n'étant pas familier avec l'interface de ce forum ET allergique à la bureautique, j'ai improvisé...
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:38 am
-- Sorry, i'll answer in french --
Bonjour TOMaplan, j'ai presque bouclé le mini site pour le concours Pigarus et comme l'a dit Kagesan au dessus, j'aimerais que les acheteurs de la 1ere heure puissent eux aussi y participer.

Kagesan n'ayant malheureusement plus les données des acheteurs, ces derniers devront m'envoyer une photo de leur jeu (histoire de valider) pour que je puisse leur créer un compte afin de participer.

L'adresse/site du concours et les modalités seront disponibles entre le 1er et le 2 décembre (le temps que je termine de coder 2/3 trucs...)
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:30 am
Hi everybody,

Flight of Pigarus contest is now open* !
https://contest-fop.2minds.fr

Feel free to train and use hints by TOMaplan


*Open to buyers from the 2Minds Shop and from the 1st batch sold by Kagesan.
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:14 pm
Hi Ichigobankai,

I have a question regarding postage. If I buy 2 games. The postage quoted would that be for a small box or an envelope. If its a padded envelope. Is it possible to pay for a small box. Reason as my posty can be a bit dodgy here. Many thanks 🙂
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:14 pm
Thanks Ichigo!!! Really glad you accepted my registration AND used our video to help out Pigarus shooters!

ichigobankai wrote

Feel free to train and use hints by TOMaplan



I think i'll be best to explain some thing about it, though, since i'm the player on the 5min mode shown.
First of, please don't be afraid by the video hitself!
We are used to play shoot'em ups for YEARS, and so to develop some kind of advanced technics to it.
If you need any explanation about a precise action or spot, feel free to ask!

You got to observe key bonuses (you got the "Bonus list" on the left during video to ease your way out on this), its the first step to optimize your runs.
Then, if needed, we'll talk about quick kill, strategic locations and tactical approach!



I think an average player could reach about 50.000pts on 5MIN run when destroying Boss2. It is not that easy on the first tries, but hopefully a 5MIN loop isn't that time-consuming so....try again & again!
Exact same average player must be able to reach about 80.000pts when special bonus are gathered, so even when putting skill aside, one could be very close to 100.000pts after mastering the game for real.


Practice makes perfect!
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:00 pm
@Rezer, i'm only using cardboard, no envelope.
But even with carboard things can unfortunately be damaged.

Shipping cost is really a problem, at least, here in France. It gets very expensive to send goods outside when your package become "big" (thicker than 3cm... not really what i'm calling big, but thats the limit).
Its pretty hard/ kind of stupid to ask for shipping cost expensive than the goods itself.

@TOMaplan,
you're welcome.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:02 pm
@Ichigobankai

Totally understand in regards to pricing, which makes it hard. If it helps I just did 2 separate orders. If possible if you can send like the last time. Hopefully the posty will be kind to my parcels.

Looking forward to playing these, and can't wait to see future games being made. Your quality is just awesome :-).

Ps I noticed I haven't seen your posts in the sega Facebook sites. I am sure many there would love to get their hands on your games. If you like I am more then happy to post around, and hopefully send some more customers your way. Or are you trying to keep this small batches?
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:04 pm
Thanks Rezer, no problems for packages!

Feel free to promote the games where you want ;)
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:31 pm
I would like to thank you for this groundbreaking ideia you had. A SMS Platform that will make possible to release the body of work from several SMS aficionados in the last 10/15 years.

I Will buy whatever game you release.

It would be awesome if you could rerelease homebrews like AKMW2 or the recent release from yeti AKMW3.

Cheers!!!
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:31 pm
Thanks for your kind words Dezanuebe

Unfortunately things like AK2 or 3 are impossible to produce for me... due to licence. It's a no go on my side (don't want to receive some legal infringements from sega's lawyers...)

I'm already happy to help Yeti for AK3, even if its only on few parts.
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:23 pm
Some nice photos of Bara Buru elements ;)
Pigarus alternative cover is currently in progress

Superbs Bara Buru and Pigarus illustrations are from my friend Yéti ;)

All printing elements will go to the print house next week.
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:10 am
ichigobankai wrote
Some nice photos of Bara Buru elements ;)
Pigarus alternative cover is currently in progress

Superbs Bara Buru and Pigarus illustrations are from my friend Yéti ;)

All printing elements will go to the print house next week.


Beatiful!. I really love your work guys. I always wanted this kind of stuff for my favourite console. I really appreaciate It.

Regards from Spain.
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:08 pm
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Thanks for your kind words Dezanuebe

Unfortunately things like AK2 or 3 are impossible to produce for me... due to licence. It's a no go on my side (don't want to receive some legal infringements from sega's lawyers...)

I'm already happy to help Yeti for AK3, even if its only on few parts.


I Was dreaming out loud :-)
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:01 am
ichigobankai wrote
Some nice photos of Bara Buru elements ;)
Pigarus alternative cover is currently in progress

Superbs Bara Buru and Pigarus illustrations are from my friend Yéti ;)

All printing elements will go to the print house next week.


😍😍😍🍆
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Post Posted: Yesterday at 4:51 pm
The Flight of Pigarus's alternative cover ;)
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That's great!
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