List of Dreamcast homebrew games

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Many games have been independently developed for the Dreamcast by homebrew 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 homebrew games are unlicensed by Sega.

The Dreamcast's homebrew games are written on regular compact discs (CD) 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 homebrew games in 2001 were three emulated and enhanced PlayStation games developed by Bleemcast!.

Unlike homebrew communities for other consoles, the Dreamcast homebrew developers are organized in development teams, such as RedSpotGames.[1]

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

List[edit]

Game Publisher Developer Genre Year
Age of the Beast TBA Senile Team Beat 'em up TBA
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
Redux 2 [6] Hucast Games Hucast Games Shoot 'em up TBA
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
Cool Herders GOAT Store Harmless Lion LLC. Party 2006
Donk! Samurai Duck! GOAT Store Cryptic Allusion Platformer TBA
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 2016
Fast Striker NG.DEV.TEAM NG.DEV.TEAM Shoot 'em up 2010
Feet of Fury GOAT Store GOAT Store Rhythm 2003
Frog Feast OlderGames OlderGames Action 2007
Fruit'Y [8] Dragon Box Retroguru Puzzle 2015
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
Hypertension: Harmony of Darkness [11] GOAT Store TDGMods/Istope Softworks Horror/Shooter 2016
Inhabitants GOAT Store S&F Software Puzzle 2005
IRiDES: Master of Blocks GOAT Store Madpeet Puzzle 2009
Jump'n Blob [12] 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 [13] KTX Software Development KTX Software Development Puzzle/Adventure 2016
Maqiupai GOAT Store JMD Puzzle 2005
NEO XYX NG.DEV.TEAM NG.DEV.TEAM Shoot 'em up 2014
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 [14] TBA 2D Retroperspectives Platformer TBA
Rush Rush Rally Racing RedSpotGames Senile Team Racing 2009
Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs - The Game [15] Watermelon Co. Team Saber Rider Run 'n Gun/Shoot 'em up 2016
Sations [16] MintCookie Games MintCookie Games Third-person shooter 2017
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
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 2016
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnholt, Ray (May 12, 2011). "Keeping the Dream Alive: The Men Behind Dreamcast Homebrew". Gamasutra. p. 1. Archived from the original on March 20, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ http://fusion.net/story/195213/sega-dreamcast-new-games-2015/
  3. ^ http://alicedreams.com/tournament/
  4. ^ http://www.seganerds.com/2015/01/06/hucast-games-announces-2d-platformer-alices-moms-rescue-for-dreamcast/
  5. ^ http://retrogamingmagazine.com/2014/12/09/new-game-ameba-new-visual-novel-sega-dreamcast/
  6. ^ http://www.siliconera.com/2015/05/20/hucast-announces-shmup-sequel-redux-2-for-dreamcast-shares-first-screens/
  7. ^ http://www.seganerds.com/2014/06/04/elysian-shadows-team-comments-on-watermelon-publishing-deal/
  8. ^ http://retrogamingmagazine.com/2015/10/03/sega-dreamcast-receives-new-puzzle-game-fruity-not-a-bejeweled-clone/
  9. ^ https://hucastgames.wordpress.com/2014/09/14/ghost-blade-will-be-ready-in-2015/
  10. ^ http://www.dreamcast-scene.com/news/third-new-jumpnrun-in-a-row-gianas-return-v1-0-available/
  11. ^ http://www.indiedb.com/games/hypertension-harmony-of-darkness
  12. ^ http://www.dreamcast-scene.com/news/jumpn-blob-fullversion-has-been-released-incl-dreamcast-version/
  13. ^ http://www.trickyleona.com
  14. ^ http://retrogamingmagazine.com/2013/12/03/reblobed-yet-another-dreamcast-title-coming/
  15. ^ http://www.siliconera.com/2015/09/07/dreamcast-version-of-saber-rider-and-the-star-sheriffs-added-to-kickstarter-rewards/
  16. ^ https://www.facebook.com/groups/626552634126395/permalink/966945660087089/
  17. ^ http://2d-rp.de/saviour.php
  18. ^ http://www.sqrxz.de/sqrxz/
  19. ^ http://www.dreamcast-scene.com/news/sqrxz-2-released-new-freeware-jumpnrun-for-dreamcast/
  20. ^ http://www.dreamcast-scene.com/news/sqrxz-3-released/
  21. ^ http://www.retroguru.com/sqrxz4/
  22. ^ http://www.dreamcast-scene.com/news/slave-revealed-for-dreamcasts-15th-anniversary/
  23. ^ http://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2016/03/new-xenocider-footage-released.html
  24. ^ "The Dreamcast Junkyard: New Dreamcast Game Zia and the Goddesses of Magic Announced". www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-05-07.