A bundle to celebrate the anniversary of the Dreamcast's 9.9.99 launch in the US. Sit back and listen to the sublime Sega-inspired sounds of Christa Lee, read about the console's most cutting-edge games, play minigames that evoke its aesthetic, and escape into a musical VR trance!
All proceeds divided equally between creators, helping cool people to keep making awesome stuff in a post-Dreamcast era.
Frog Pets, mysterious artificial lifeforms in the same genre as Seaman. Leonard Nimoy not included.
Ever wished you could just hang out in the ramen place in Shenmue for a while? Maybe Hanafuda Koi-Koi Ramen could sate that hunger!
Sky Pirates, a pass-and-play multiplayer turn-based naval battler set amid sky oceans and floating islands. Think Skies of Arcadia meets Final Fantasy Tactics on a gorgeous hex grid.
VREZ, nosferathoo's VR tribute to the technodelic REZ. If you've got the necessary hardware, you don't want to miss this.
'Dragons Over Tokyo-to', a track from the Sega-inspired album Welcome to the Fantasy Zone by Christa Lee, formerly known as Vaporwave artist "ショッピングワールドjp
Zoyander Street's Dreamcast Worlds, a book about the history and psychogeography of the Dreamcast told through three of its games.
'Nostalgia for the Taisho Dream' -- retro game critic Vincent Kinian's essay on Sakura Taisen.
'Choices of a Madman' -- essay on Shenmue by Taylor Hidalgo
Adam Wendt at Bandcamp.com:
Christa's love of SEGA is infectious and her talent for taking the musical stylings of a game and making something fresh and new out of them is top notch! Favorite track: Dragons Over Tokyo-to
Kotaku on Dreamcast Worlds
Dreamcast Worlds looks at the shared legacy of a console and its games, and gives its complicated subject-matter the treatment it deserves. It looks at the Dreamcast and its era with fresh eyes, mindful of history but never reducing the Dreamcast to a bullet point or a casualty in the ongoing "console wars" narrative. I can only hope that readers of Dreamcast Worlds will apply a little bit of its generous, considered approach the next time they find themselves discussing the relative merits of our new crop of consoles.
Frog Pets creator Natalie Lawhead's Tetrageddon Games won the IGF Nuovo award in 2015, was included in the curated selection for Fantastic Arcade and Out of Index 2015, nominated for Best Indie Game at E3 and a finalist at the SXSW Interactive Awards.
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