ForumsNewsOnline GamesOnline InfoGame SchedulingGuides Our ServersContactLinks


It is currently Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:20 pm


Bookmark and Share

Forum rules


Before posting here please check the other forums in the Dreamcast section to see if your topic would fit better in those categories. Example: A new game/homebrew release would go in the New Releases/Homebrew/Emulation section: viewforum.php?f=5 or if you're having an issue with getting your Dreamcast to work or a game to boot it would go in the Support section: viewforum.php?f=42




Reply to topic  [ 747 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 ... 75  Next
Tahi - The Arocean War (9-9-09)
Author Message
Resident Evil
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 4:35 am
Posts: 2076
Location: On the run from Chuck Norris
Post Re: Tahi - The Arocean War (9-9-09)
why have I never heard of this??? An RPG called Tahi on its way? sounds awesome, does anyone know much about it yet? This is such a fricking long thread lol!! Is it 3d or 2d graphics?? Turn based or real time 3rd person battle? Can't wait to see some more on this when it comes to light!


Pro

_________________
Guild Card: Odin #10973
Ultrapro; Oldskooling since 1990. Long Live DREAMCAST!!
Image
Check out my youtube channel!http://www.youtube.com/user/Antonyv1982?feature=mhee


Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:21 am
Profile YIM WWW
Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:26 am
Posts: 1787
Location: USA
Post Re: Tahi - The Arocean War (9-9-09)
Frank Lima of the RETICON Team has graciously allowed us to interview him on the progress of Tahi. Enjoy :)

DCT: How does your team feel about the Dreamcast and doing the project?

Frank: The team is extremely enthusiastic over the concept of creating a game for the Dreamcast. Most of my team members at one point owned a Dreamcast, so they know what they were in for. What really gets my team going is that they know their hard work will pay off, because they will be releasing a serious, long-term game for the Dreamcast and not another platform, which will make us stand out from the other small development teams. A good analogy would be 'The Black Sheep'.

DCT: Are they on schedule?

Frank: No, we are not on schedule, but this is normal for large projects such as this, with a small team. We have compensated for this lost time by creating a VERY strict summer schedule. This schedule has been produced for every single team member and contains very specific instructions AND deadlines to achieve by the end of August. So far it has been a success!

DCT: Have they hit a wall as of yet?

Frank: Nope, no walls here. We work together closely as a team. If someone ever gets stuck they have me as well as the rest of the team to rely on, even if the other team member has to focus on other responsibilities. We are a very tight-knit group, all with the same goals in mind.

DCT: What portion of the project is working well for them? What isn't?

Frank: Well since the team is segregated into sections, it seems as if all portions seem to be working well for them. I created the team's responsibilities based on their strengths. Again, if they ever get stuck, they have the rest of the team to rely on and me.

DCT: What stage are they at?

Frank: * Our writer is revising the story to improve game play. Him and I spoke for a while and created a plan. We are currently analyzing and attempting to make communication with Marc Laidlaw (writer of Half Life 2) to understand and get a feeling of the gameplay needed. We are trying to achieve 'A gamer in the shoes of a hero', we want the gamer to feel as if he or she is a part of this world without the need of endless cut scenes. * I, as well as the other programmers are endlessly working and retooling the engine. Getting a stronger understanding of openGL and how to apply it to the Dreamcast architecture. We've renamed the ION engine to the IONICON. We've long completed our use cases and diagrams. We're testing and expanding our research and understanding of the extent at which the Dreamcast architecture can be pushed. I am attempting to create a shader system which mimics higher end shaders, without the hit on the processor; it's a tricky process. * Our game designer is also working along side with me. We've reworked the user interface again to allow for less complication and it just to be easier on the eyes. Our control layouts are complete (they have been for quite some time). Our game designer is working along side our writer as well to see what kind middle-ground we can create that has a strong story, but a story that doesn't take over the overall game play. Again, we are using Half Life 2 as an example, and on top of that, Zelda: Ocarina of Time. * Our artists are creating the creatures for the world as well as revising some of the main characters to fit more holistically. Soon one of our artists will be moving to environmental design to create the world. * Our musician is working hard in producing sequenced music for the theme, hero and villian songs. These songs are best understood as reoccurring 'themes', like Star Wars, everyone knows the 'Imperal' theme or the 'Rebel' theme. The sequenced music will then be used on the Dreamcast's Yamaha chip. If we can somehow improve our engine's CPU usage, we would like to use AAC or MP3, but that is still under debate if we can even do so. * We've recently created a public relations section which will allow us to keep updated on all of our outlets, including updating our webpage and constructing the acutal TAHI subsite.

DCT: Will there be a demo within the next four months?

Frank: I am attempting to achieve at least a tech demo to show everyone the ability of what the IONICON engine can produce on the Dreamcast platform. Since this is new research we will allow a download to be placed on our site as well as survey. We want to make sure that this engine works on as many Dreamcast systems as we can. In the mentioned survey we will have multiple questions which include playability, average framerates and other questions as well as a box for any anomalous issues which may occur.

DCT: Who will publish the game?

Frank: Well, frankly, we haven't thought of that stage yet. So if anyone has any suggestions that they would like to share with us regarding this, that would be great. Send any information to flima@ReticonEntertainment.org or bcaecar@ReticonEntertainment.org We have been so focused on the actual creation of the game, we have not put any thought into publishers just as of yet. We DO plan on picking up a publisher though, we have to make sure that the publisher is just right, both fiscally and legally.

DCT: Do you have any plans for distribution i.e. play-asia.com?

Frank: Yes, we do. Again, relating back to question 7. We have not looked into this completely yet. Are largest concern is legality. Dealing with the Dreamcast, which is developed by SEGA, leaves kind of a gray area for us as a team because, it is discontinued hardware (abandonware in some cases), however SEGA may still have rights in some way for the production of software on that platform. We've been carefully looking into this subject to make sure we can cover our ends just in case something DOES come up from SEGA. So going back to question 8. We do plan on distributing the software, we just need to be careful and plan out how to do so, just to be safe.

_________________
-Impulse


Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:36 pm
Profile
Metallic
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:37 am
Posts: 808
Location: Europe
Blog: View Blog (4)
Post Re: Tahi - The Arocean War (9-9-09)
Hmm, if it takes so much time (about 2 years) to create a demo so how much time it will take to create a full game ?!...

Quote:
We want to make sure that this engine works on as many Dreamcast systems as we can.

What ?

_________________
Order Fast Striker, GunLord and NEO XYX for Dreamcast at http://www.ngdevdirect.com
Order 2d/3d Shoot 'em up Sturmwind http://www.redspotgames.com/shop
Order Dux 1.0, Redux incl. Dux 1.5 and The Ghost Blade at http://hucast.com/index.php


Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:11 pm
Profile
minority

Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:23 am
Posts: 66
Location: westminster, CO
Post Re: Tahi - The Arocean War (9-9-09)
it sounds like this game is gonna push the dreamcast to its limits. this will be interesting what the dreamcast can really achieve in terms of graphics and gameplay. who knows maybey this game will put the dreamcast up to par with the original xbox

_________________
Sega Dreamcast "its thinking"


Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:22 pm
Profile YIM
Resident Evil
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 4:35 am
Posts: 2076
Location: On the run from Chuck Norris
Post Re: Tahi - The Arocean War (9-9-09)
I'm keen to see where this game goes but it does seem like an awful lot of time and not much return on that time, without even any ingame engine footage to show people after nearly 2 years it makes me more than a teeny bit skeptical. However I will keep hoping a little longer


Pro

_________________
Guild Card: Odin #10973
Ultrapro; Oldskooling since 1990. Long Live DREAMCAST!!
Image
Check out my youtube channel!http://www.youtube.com/user/Antonyv1982?feature=mhee


Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:41 am
Profile YIM WWW
Agent Provocateur
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:50 pm
Posts: 2779
Post Re: Tahi - The Arocean War (9-9-09)
wehaven't heard anything from AOTB for over 2 years as well, & yet they also say its still coming out so...

_________________
We are SEGA generation.

dreamcast collection
vids

PAL/EU complete
NTSC/US complete
310 JAP games to go


Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:04 am
Profile
Resident Evil
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 4:35 am
Posts: 2076
Location: On the run from Chuck Norris
Post Re: Tahi - The Arocean War (9-9-09)
hold on what the hell is AOTB??

_________________
Guild Card: Odin #10973
Ultrapro; Oldskooling since 1990. Long Live DREAMCAST!!
Image
Check out my youtube channel!http://www.youtube.com/user/Antonyv1982?feature=mhee


Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:06 am
Profile YIM WWW
Agent Provocateur
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:50 pm
Posts: 2779
Post Re: Tahi - The Arocean War (9-9-09)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olvRxLD- ... re=related

_________________
We are SEGA generation.

dreamcast collection
vids

PAL/EU complete
NTSC/US complete
310 JAP games to go


Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:11 am
Profile
Resident Evil
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 4:35 am
Posts: 2076
Location: On the run from Chuck Norris
Post Re: Tahi - The Arocean War (9-9-09)
awesome! So Mazo what the hell is that Hellgate video on your youtube channel and is it actually worth getting? Fill me in here, how many more unreleased dc games have been released? I only have Half Life and Propeller Arena!! I WANT MORE!!! lol

Pro

_________________
Guild Card: Odin #10973
Ultrapro; Oldskooling since 1990. Long Live DREAMCAST!!
Image
Check out my youtube channel!http://www.youtube.com/user/Antonyv1982?feature=mhee


Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:24 am
Profile YIM WWW
Agent Provocateur
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:50 pm
Posts: 2779
Post Re: Tahi - The Arocean War (9-9-09)
5 or so atm (I believe)
-Half life
-Prop Arena
-Flintstones
-PBA Bowling
-Hellgate (which is something of a hybrid between a racer & FPS imo)

and Geist Force coming soon (hopefully)

_________________
We are SEGA generation.

dreamcast collection
vids

PAL/EU complete
NTSC/US complete
310 JAP games to go


Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:56 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 747 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 ... 75  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
© 2014 dreamcast-talk.com
Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group.
Designed by Vjacheslav Trushkin