Proudly forgetting decades
of video game history
|Founders||Roel Van Mastbergen|
|Key people||Roel Van Mastbergen,
Liënne ten Kate
|Products||Beats of Rage
Rush Rush Rally Racing
Senile Team is an independent video game developer founded in 2003 and based in Netherlands. The company is best known for Rush Rush Rally Racing, a game they released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sega Dreamcast in 2009.
Senile Team is a Dutch independent video game developer founded in 2003. The company made its debut with a beat 'em up Beats of Rage, an open source video game as a tribute to Sega's Streets of Rage 2 that took 9 months to develop. The game was then modded and ported to several other systems and gained popularity, with more than a million copies downloaded.
Rush Rush Rally Racing started as a project for Sega Dreamcast for a sponsored Lik-Sang Coding Competition in 2006, which was cancelled when the company was forced into bankruptcy. However, the company continued to develop the game until its release on September 9, 2009 (09/09/09) via video game publisher RedSpotGames, in celebration of Dreamcast's 10th anniversary. The game's design was inspired by the team's personal experience with top-down racing games.
In the end, the game received mixed but majorly good reviews. BeefJack.com lauded the gameplay for being challenging, and ultimately fun and rewarding. Good Game called the game challenging and mainly appealing as a retro installment. On the other hand, Die Hard Game Fan called it a "below average game" and while acknowledged decent graphics and good sound, criticized the gameplay, controls, and general appeal.
At the 2010 Gamescom trade show, RedSpotGames and Senile Team announced that Rush Rush Rally Racing will be ported to WiiWare and PSN mini. The port is expected to have new features. The WiiWare version was released April 19, 2012 in the EU where as the PSN version was cancelled.
In 2013, Roel and Jeroen were credited as beta testers for Sturmwind. Senile Team also drew the box art for Dux 1.5. On 9 September 2013 to celebrate the Dreamcast anniversary Senile Team participated in a cross site interview with Age-Media, Dreamcast-Scene and DC Emulation. In the interview the studio reflected on their career starting with Beats of Rage all the way up until Sturmwind.
- Beats of Rage – Sega Dreamcast (2003), ported to various systems
- Rush Rush Rally Racing – Sega Dreamcast (2009), WiiWare (2012)
- Polyko's Super Jelly Bean Quest in the Sketchbook of Illusion – Sega Dreamcast (2012), in co-operation with HotPengu
- Sturmwind – Sega Dreamcast (2013), Credited as Game Testers
- DUX 1.5 - Sega Dreamcast (2014), Roel Van Mastbergen drew box art for Jewel Case Edition
- Age of the Beast - Sega Dreamcast
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