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. Nearly half of the list of more than 60 titles are games released since 2015.[2] 2017 had the highest number of new Dreamcast releases since 2004 in Japan.


Released titles[edit]

Game Publisher Developer Genre Year
2D House of Terror[3] 2D Retroperspectives 2D Retroperspectives Action 2013
4x4 Jam JoshProd Invictus Games Racing 2017
Alice Dreams Tournament[4] Alice Team Alice Team Action 2017
Alice's Mom's Rescue[5] Hucast Games Orion Games Platformer 2015
Another World HD JoshProd Delphine Action 2018
Armed Seven[6] JoshProd Astro Port Action 2019
Bang Bang Busters JoshProd Visco Action 2018
Battle Crust JoshProd Picorinne Soft Shoot 'em up 2018
Beats of Rage Senile Team Senile Team Beat 'em up 2004
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
Captain Tomaday[6] JoshProd Visco Shoot 'em up 2019
Cave Story[7] DCEmulation Daisuke Amaya Metroidvania 2013
Cool Herders GOAT Store Harmless Lion LLC. Party 2006
Counter-Strike Valve First-person shooter 2008
Crafti[8] DCEmulation gameblabla Survival 2017
Dreamcastnoid: 128-bit Wars Matranet SEGASaturno Arcade 2017
DUX Hucast Games KTX Software Dev. Shoot 'em up 2009
DUX 1.5 Hucast Games KTX Software Dev. Shoot 'em up 2013
Elansar & Philia Hucast Games Orion Games Point-and-click adventure 2015
Epitech Collection[9] Epitech Epitech Miscellaneous/Compilation 2002
Escape 2042: The Truth Defenders[10] Orion Orion Games Puzzle/Adventure 2017
Fade to Black JoshProd Delphine Action-adventure 2018
Fast Striker NG.DEV.TEAM NG.DEV.TEAM Shoot 'em up 2010
Feet of Fury GOAT Store GOAT Store Rhythm 2003
Finding Teddy[6] JoshProd Storybird Adventure 2019
Flashback: The Quest for Identity JoshProd Delphine Action 2017
Frog Feast OlderGames OlderGames Action 2007
Fruit'Y[11] Dragon Box Retroguru Puzzle 2015
FX Unit Yuki: The Henshin Engine[6] JoshProd Saru Studio Platformer 2019
Ganryu JoshProd Visco Action 2017
Ghost Blade[12] Hucast Games Hucast Games Shoot 'em up 2015
Giana's Return[13] Giana's Return Team Giana's Return Team Platformer 2011
Gunlord NG.DEV.TEAM NG.DEV.TEAM Run 'n Gun 2012
Hanky Alien[14] DCEmulation ant51 Shoot 'em up 2016
Hermes[15] Dragon Box Retroguru Platformer 2017
Inhabitants GOAT Store S&F Software Puzzle 2005
IRiDES: Master of Blocks GOAT Store Madpeet Puzzle 2009
James & Watch: Arm[16] Retro Gaming Roundup Ben Lancaster Puzzle 2015
James & Watch: Tooth Cracker[16] Retro Gaming Roundup Ben Lancaster Puzzle 2015
Jump'n Blob[17] 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[18] KTX Software Development KTX Software Development Puzzle/Adventure 2016
Magic Pockets[6] JoshProd Bitmap Brothers Platformer 2019
Maqiupai GOAT Store JMD Puzzle 2005
Matterrun[19] Fuseki Games Fuseki Games Shoot 'em up 2017
Neverball[20] DCEmu DCEmu Puzzle 2009
Orion's Puzzle Collection[21] Orion Orion Games Puzzle 2016
Pier Solar and the Great Architects WaterMelon Co. Watermelon Co. Role-playing 2015
Powder[22] Jeff Lait Role-playing 2015
Primitive Nightmare[23] Fuseki Games Fuseki Games Shoot 'em up 2010
Redux: Dark Matters Hucast Games KTX Software Development Shoot 'em up 2014
Rush Rush Rally Racing RedSpotGames Senile Team Racing 2009
Rush Rush Rally Reloaded Senile Team Senile Team Racing 2017
SQRXZ[24] Retroguru Retroguru Platformer 2010
SQRXZ 2[25] Retroguru Retroguru Platformer 2010
SQRXZ 3[26] Retroguru Retroguru Platformer 2011
SQRXZ 4[27] Retroguru Retroguru Platformer 2014
Street Fighter VS Mortal Kombat Captain Dreamcast Captain Dreamcast Fighting 2012
Sturmwind RedSpotGames Duranik Shoot 'em up 2013
The Escapee JoshProd Invictus Games Adventure 2018
Tyrian[28] Shoot 'em up 2008
Volgarr the Viking Crazy Viking Studios Crazy Viking Studios Platformer 2015
Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles RedSpotGames Yuan Works Puzzle 2008
Xump[29] Retroguru Retroguru Puzzle/Platformer 2013
Zia and the Goddesses of Power[30] Orion Orion Games Role-playing 2016

Announced titles[edit]

Game Publisher Developer Genre Estimated release
Arcade Racing Legends[31] PixelHeart PixelHeart Racing December 2019
Intrepid Izzy[32] TBA Senile Team Platformer TBA
Midsummer[33] TBA Duranik Action TBA
Okinawa Rush[34] TBA Steven Miller Action TBA
Reaperi Cycle[35] TBA Retro Surge Role-playing/Puzzle TBA
Rizzo Island[36] TBA Dreameater Games 3D Platformer Q1 2020
Satazius JoshProd JoshProd Shoot 'em up Q4 2019
Shadow Gangs[37] TBA Jack Beat 'em up TBA
Veredict Guilty Clash[38] JoshProd StoryBird Fighting 2019/2020
Non Casual Encounter AKA Encuentro no Casual[39] Matranet SEGASaturno Visual Novel-Adventure 2020/2021

Abandoned projects[edit]

Game Developer Genre
AMEBA[40] Retro Sumus Adventure
BeatTendency[41] KeiDash Rhythm
Donk! Samurai Duck! Cryptic Allusion Platformer
Elysian Shadows[42] Elysian Shadows Team Role-playing
Hypertension: Harmony of Darkness[43] TDGMods/Istope Softworks Horror/Shooter
Reblobed[44] 2D Retroperspectives Platformer
Redux 2[45] Hucast Games Shoot 'em up
Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs - The Game[46] Team Saber Rider Run 'n gun/Shoot 'em up
Saviour[47] 2D Retroperspectives Role-playing
Scourge TGDMods/Istope Softworks Action
SLaVE[48] Jay Townsend/Istope Softworks First-person shooter
Sydney Hunter & The Caverns of Death CollectorVision Puzzle platformer
Xeno Crisis[49] Bitmap Bureau Shooter
Xenocider[50] Retro Sumus Third-person shooter


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  3. ^ 2D HoT (in French)
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  5. ^ "Hucast Games announces 2D platformer Alice's Mom's Rescue for Dreamcast". 6 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e The Dreamcast Junkyard
  7. ^ Retro Collect
  8. ^ Crafti
  9. ^ Epitech Collection
  10. ^ TDJ 2017
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  14. ^ Hanky Alien
  15. ^ "Hermes - Retroguru - Retro Game Development". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  16. ^ a b Retro Gaming Roundup
  17. ^ "Jump'n Blob – fullversion has been released (incl. Dreamcast version) - Dreamcast-Scene". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  18. ^ "LEONA's Tricky Adventures". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  19. ^ Matterrun
  20. ^ Neverball
  21. ^ Orion
  22. ^ Powder
  23. ^ Fuseki Games
  24. ^ "Sqrxz (Remake) – Sqrxz by Retroguru – Mindblasting frustration deluxe!". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  25. ^ "SQRXZ 2 released – New Freeware Jump'n'Run for Dreamcast! - Dreamcast-Scene". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  26. ^ "Sqrxz 3 Released - Dreamcast-Scene". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  27. ^ "Sqrxz 4 - Retroguru - Retro Game Development". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  28. ^ Tyrian
  29. ^ Xump
  30. ^ "The Dreamcast Junkyard: New Dreamcast Game Zia and the Goddesses of Magic Announced". Retrieved 2016-05-07.
  31. ^ Kickstarter
  32. ^ Intrepid Izzy
  33. ^ Midsummer (in French)
  34. ^ Okinawa Rush
  35. ^ Retro Surge
  36. ^ Dreameater Games
  37. ^ Shadow Gangs
  38. ^ Dreamcast News (in French)
  39. ^ Dreamcast Talk
  40. ^ "New Game: Ameba is a New Visual Novel for Sega Dreamcast - Retro Gaming Magazine". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  41. ^ BeatTendency
  42. ^ "Elysian Shadows Team comments on Watermelon publishing deal". 5 June 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  43. ^ "Hypertension: Harmony of Darkness Windows, Mac, Linux game". Indie DB. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  44. ^ "Reblobed, Yet Another Dreamcast Title Coming - Retro Gaming Magazine". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  45. ^ "Hucast Announces Shmup Sequel Redux 2 For Dreamcast, Shares First Screens - Siliconera". 20 May 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  46. ^ "Dreamcast Version Of Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs Added To Kickstarter Rewards - Siliconera". 7 September 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  47. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-08-26. Retrieved 2015-12-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  48. ^ "Celebrate Dreamcast's 15th Anniversary with SLaVE - Dreamcast-Scene". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  49. ^ Bitmap Bureau
  50. ^ "New Xenocider Footage Released". Retrieved 1 January 2018.

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