List of Dreamcast homebrew games

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Many games have been independently developed for the Dreamcast by Independent developers. Most of these games were commercially released long after the end of the console's official life span (2001), and especially after the last official release (2007). Consequently, these games are unlicensed by Sega.

The Dreamcast's unlicenced games are written on regular compact discs (CD) using the Mil-CD loop hole rather than GD-ROMs. This is partly because the GD-ROM format is no longer marketed by Sega, nor did it ever have a commercially available blank counterpart. Games are released on standard CD or DVD covers, or more recently, styled as a retail Dreamcast title. All are region-free. Some of the earlier homebrew games have been developed using the BSD-based KallistiOS development library.

The games are various - some have Genesis-style 16-bit graphics, whereas others look more like Dreamcast-era games. The 16-bit games usually have also been released as homebrew for the Neo Geo AES console, and others may also have had releases for PC, mobile, or as downloadable indie titles for newer consoles. The first commercial unlicenced games in 2001 were three emulated and enhanced PlayStation games developed by Bleemcast!.

Unlike homebrew communities for other consoles, the Dreamcast development scene is organized in development teams, such as the now-defunct RedSpotGames.[1] or HUCAST Games.

There has recently been an increasing number of games being developed. Just over half of the list of 40+ titles are games released since 2015 or still under development.[2] 2015 had the highest number of new Dreamcast releases since 2004 in Japan.


Game Publisher Developer Genre Year
4x4 Jam JoshProd Invictus Games Racing 2017
Alice Dreams Tournament [3] Alice Team Alice Team Action 2016
Alice's Mom's Rescue [4] Hucast Games Orion Games Platformer 2015
AMEBA[5] TBA Retro Sumus Adventure TBA
Another World HD JoshProd Delphine Software International Action 2018
Redux 2 [6] Hucast Games Hucast Games Shoot 'em up TBA
Bang Bang Busters JoshProd Visco Action 2018
Bleemcast! for Gran Turismo 2 Bleem! Bleem! Racing 2001
Bleemcast! for Metal Gear Solid Bleem! Bleem! Action/Adventure 2001
Bleemcast! for Tekken 3 Bleem! Bleem! Fighting 2001
Breakers JoshProd Visco Fighting 2017
Battle Crust JoshProd Picorinne Soft Shoot 'em up 2018
Cool Herders GOAT Store Harmless Lion LLC. Party 2006
Donk! Samurai Duck! GOAT Store Cryptic Allusion Platformer TBA
Dreamcastnoid Matranet SEGASaturno Arcade 2017
DUX / DUX 1.5 Hucast Games KTX Software Dev. Shoot 'em up 2009
Elansar & Philia Hucast Games Orion Games Point-and-click adventure 2015
Elysian Shadows [7] Watermelon Co. Elysian Shadows Team Role-playing TBA
Fast Striker NG.DEV.TEAM NG.DEV.TEAM Shoot 'em up 2010
Feet of Fury GOAT Store GOAT Store Rhythm 2003
Flashback: The Quest for Identity JoshProd Delphine Software International Action 2017
Finding Teddy JoshProd Storybird Adventure 2018
Frog Feast OlderGames OlderGames Action 2007
Fruit'Y [8] Dragon Box Retroguru Puzzle 2015
Ganryu JoshProd Visco Action 2017
Ghost Blade [9] Hucast Games Hucast Games Shoot 'em up 2015
Giana's Return [10] Giana's Return Team Giana's Return Team Platformer 2011
Gunlord NG.DEV.TEAM NG.DEV.TEAM Run 'n Gun 2012
Hermes [11] Dragon Box Retroguru Platformer 2017
Hypertension: Harmony of Darkness [12] GOAT Store TDGMods/Istope Softworks Horror/Shooter TBA
Inhabitants GOAT Store S&F Software Puzzle 2005
IRiDES: Master of Blocks GOAT Store Madpeet Puzzle 2009
Jump'n Blob [13] 2D-RP 2D-RP Platformer 2011
Last Hope RedSpotGames(First Run) /
NG.DEV.TEAM (Second Run)
NG.DEV.TEAM Shoot 'em up 2007
Last Hope: Pink Bullets NG.DEV.TEAM NG.DEV.TEAM Shoot 'em up 2009
Leona's Tricky Adventures [14] KTX Software Development KTX Software Development Puzzle/Adventure 2016
Maqiupai GOAT Store JMD Puzzle 2005
Pier Solar and the Great Architects WaterMelon Co. Watermelon Co. Role-playing 2015
Redux: Dark Matters Hucast Games KTX Software Development Shoot 'em up 2014
Reblobed [15] TBA 2D Retroperspectives Platformer TBA
Rush Rush Rally Racing RedSpotGames Senile Team Racing 2009
Rush Rush Rally Reloaded Senile Team Senile Team Racing 2017
Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs - The Game [16] Watermelon Co. Team Saber Rider Run 'n Gun/Shoot 'em up TBA
Saviour [17] TBA 2D Retroperspectives Role-playing TBA
Scourge GOAT Store TGDMods/Istope Softworks Action TBA
SQRXZ [18] Retroguru Retroguru Platformer 2010
SQRXZ 2 [19] Retroguru Retroguru Platformer 2010
SQRXZ 3 [20] Retroguru Retroguru Platformer 2011
SQRXZ 4 [21] Retroguru Retroguru Platformer 2014
Street Fighter VS Mortal Kombat Captain Dreamcast Captain Dreamcast Fighting TBA
Sydney Hunter & The Caverns of Death CollectorVision CollectorVision Puzzle platformer TBA
Sturmwind RedSpotGames Duranik Shoot 'em up 2013
SLaVE [22] GOAT Store Jay Townsend/Istope Softworks First-person shooter TBA
Volgarr the Viking Crazy Viking Studios Crazy Viking Studios Platformer 2015
Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles RedSpotGames Yuan Works Puzzle 2008
Xenocider [23] TBA Retro Sumus Third-person shooter TBA
Zia and the Goddesses of Power [24] TBA Orion Games Role-playing 2016
Henshin Engine TBA Henshin Engine Team Platformer 2017
The Escapee JoshProd Invictus Games Adventure 2018


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  2. ^ Matthews, David. "Fifteen years after its death, the SEGA Dreamcast is still going strong". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Alice Dreams - Jeu indépendant sur Dreamcast". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Hucast Games announces 2D platformer Alice's Mom's Rescue for Dreamcast". 6 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "New Game: Ameba is a New Visual Novel for Sega Dreamcast - Retro Gaming Magazine". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Hucast Announces Shmup Sequel Redux 2 For Dreamcast, Shares First Screens - Siliconera". 20 May 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Elysian Shadows Team comments on Watermelon publishing deal". 5 June 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Sega Dreamcast Receives New Puzzle Game- Fruit'Y, not a Bejeweled Clone - Retro Gaming Magazine". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-24. Retrieved 2015-01-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Third new Jump'n'Run in a row – Giana's Return v1.0 available! - Dreamcast-Scene". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Hermes - Retroguru - Retro Game Development". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Hypertension: Harmony of Darkness Windows, Mac, Linux game". Indie DB. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Jump'n Blob – fullversion has been released (incl. Dreamcast version) - Dreamcast-Scene". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  14. ^ "LEONA's Tricky Adventures". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Reblobed, Yet Another Dreamcast Title Coming - Retro Gaming Magazine". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Dreamcast Version Of Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs Added To Kickstarter Rewards - Siliconera". 7 September 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-08-26. Retrieved 2015-12-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ "Sqrxz (Remake) – Sqrxz by Retroguru – Mindblasting frustration deluxe!". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  19. ^ "SQRXZ 2 released – New Freeware Jump'n'Run for Dreamcast! - Dreamcast-Scene". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Sqrxz 3 Released - Dreamcast-Scene". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Sqrxz 4 - Retroguru - Retro Game Development". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  22. ^ "Celebrate Dreamcast's 15th Anniversary with SLaVE - Dreamcast-Scene". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  23. ^ "New Xenocider Footage Released". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  24. ^ "The Dreamcast Junkyard: New Dreamcast Game Zia and the Goddesses of Magic Announced". Retrieved 2016-05-07.

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