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RedSpotGames (also written as redspotgames and abbreviated as rsg) is a video game publisher, distributor and promoter based in Munich, Germany. Established in 2005, the company is known for releasing new games for the long discontinued Sega Dreamcast video game system, and recently, they have also branched off publishing to digital services such as Xbox Live and WiiWare.
Dreamcast Scene (2002)
Max Scharl, Co-founder of RedSpotGames launched "Dreamcast-Petition", an online initiative petitioning against the discontinuation of Sega Dreamcast software and GD-Rom production. Additionally direct mailing petitions were also organized to motivate 3rd Party developers such as G.Rev and Alfa System to port arcade games to Dreamcast. Border Down and Castle Shikigami 2 ports were a direct result of each petition respectively.
In 2003, the website evolved into "Dreamcast-Scene" and expanded its focus from petitions to include news reporting, downloads, and establishing a public knowledge base.
Feet of Fury (2003)
In 2003, Scharl was involved with GOAT Store Publishing in the development of Feet of Fury. He has also been credited for promotion and marketing for the game in Europe. Scharl also attempted at having Feet of Fury distributed by Big Ben Interactive, who held the distribution rights of Dreamcast games in Europe.
Publishing and distributing Dreamcast games (2005–2009)
The company was formally established in 2005 by Max Scharl along with a couple of friends with private investments. In January 2007, RedSpotGames published their first game for Dreamcast with a port of Neo-Geo game Last Hope. Last Hope was given a modest print run, with 500 units being limited editions (bundled with vinyl style soundtrack CD, double jewel case and hand-written unit numbers). The limited edition sold out in five days after the preorder.
In an interview with RacketBoy Last Hope developers NG.DEV.TEAM stated that they were not satisfied with their publisher and they have published future games independently. However, Redspotgames continue to work with them in distribution and promotion.
In 2008, the publisher released Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles, an extended port of the GP2X game by Yuan Works. Despite positive reviews the game was considered a commercial failure by the publisher.
Dreamcast and Beyond (2009–present)
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Recently, the publisher has expanded their scope by publishing Solar Struggle and Solar Struggle Survival on Xbox Live Indie Games and porting Rush Rush Rally Racing to WiiWare. They announced to start taking part in the development process of the games as well, instead of only publishing them.
Also, in December 2010, RedSpotGames announced continued support for the Sega Dreamcast in the form of 2013 release Sturmwind, developed by Duranik. In February 2011, RedSpotGames partnered with NG:DEV.TEAM again and sold Fast Striker via their online store.
|Last Hope||2007||Dreamcast||Publisher, distributor, promoter|
|Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles||2008||Dreamcast||Publisher, distributor, promoter|
|Dux||2009||Dreamcast||Distributor for Japan|
|Last Hope: Pink Bullets||2009||Dreamcast||Distributor, promoter|
|Rush Rush Rally Racing||2009||Dreamcast||Publisher, distributor, promoter|
|Solar Struggle||2010||Xbox Live Indie Games||Co-producer, publisher, distributor, promoter|
|Solar Struggle Survival||2011||Xbox Live Indie Games||Co-producer, publisher, distributor, promoter|
|Rush Rush Rally Racing||2012||WiiWare||Co-producer, publisher, distributor, promoter|
|Sturmwind||2013||Dreamcast||Publisher, distributor, promoter|
- archive of www.dreamcast-petition.com
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dfThIU9e70 the video shows redspotgames GamesCom booth with Solar Struggle