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Monday, March 12, 2007
Beast Invaders 3Shmup-Dev Autofire 2007 Compo results are out.

Warning: strong language.
Team Fremont Live is hosting an interview with Roger Post (Shoot the Core). [21:00 - 30:00, 100 MB direct download link]

Studio SiestA (Soldier Force, AirRade Air) announces a new shooter, tentatively titled Vallstray no Kisen. (translated as Vallstray's Shining Whirlwind, thanks pixelizr!)

Planet Freeplay has a new interview with Brad Borne, developer of the classic flash Fancy Pants Adventures game. [direct link to interview]

Steve also informs that Hurrican (a Turrican remake) will be out pretty soon, with only some minor bugs to squash delaying it's release.

A playable ten level demo of Super Obliteration can be downloaded here.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 3/11/2007 07:28:00 PM:  
Actually, it's "Vallstray no Kisen", or "Vallstray's Shining Whirlwind".

"Vallstray the Great" and "Star Fire" are just sub-titles.

Actually, I don't know if it's "Kisen" or "Sasen" or "Zasen". The furigana is too small. My bet is on "Kisen", though.

Anyway, has anyone else noticed that Soldier Force seems to have disappeared from their site?
Blogger Tim said at 3/11/2007 08:34:00 PM:  
Yeah, I don't know what up with the missing Soldier Force page as well. It's not even available on Himeya Shop anymore.

Copyright infringement?
Anonymous Anonymous said at 3/11/2007 08:56:00 PM:  
From what I see in doujin shops, companies don't seem to mind much with regards to the use of their characters and franchises, but in this case, I think we could all say that SF was a little too close to the original.

Maybe Husdon just got a little flustered when they saw a doujin work that could rival even their own offerings. ^_^
Anonymous Anonymous said at 3/11/2007 09:08:00 PM:  
P.S. The "ki" in their "kisen" can be interpreted as "shining", "radiant", or "brilliant". Which sounds more poetic? Take your pick. =P

P.S.2. "Kisen" looks like it's a made-up word, or some really, really, really deep Japanese word. It doesn't show up in my dictionaries. The individual Kanji 「輝飆」do show up, though.

So there you have it, my useless trivia for the day. =P
Blogger Tim said at 3/11/2007 09:25:00 PM:  
not useless to me. ;)

thanks again!
Anonymous Anonymous said at 3/12/2007 04:03:00 AM:  
Joakim's new game looks gorgeous from what I can see. Where'd you find the image? I don't see it anywhere on his site.

And Gish 2! Hell yes.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 3/12/2007 11:34:00 AM:  
Yeah, Joakim's new game looks great ! I hope it will be less boring than Noitu Love... Because it had potential !!!