“The Next Evolutionary Step in Underwater Adventure Games” as Ecco The Dolphin creator Ed Annunziata describes his Kickstarter project, will feature Creature Cards.
Here’s how those weird and Innovative Game Cards work:
“Creature Cards are real printed cards. Each card represents a specific creature. At first, we will publish about 30 different kinds at different levels of rarity. The cards will be available for sale directly from our website.
Some of the creatures exist today, like killer whales or great white sharks. Some are fictional that will exist 1 million years in the future, like the Sea Dragons.
Each card will have an image of the creature and stats about it like how fast it is, how deep it can go, how rare it is, etc.
Printed on each card will be a unique Creature-Code. When you enter the code into the game, that specific creature is spawned into your environment. Any creature you own, you may control directly. Owning the card means you own the creature.
In a very cool way, the Creature Codes are physical examples of a core concept to the game, that life is ultimately information. Creatures are encoded onto the card. The Creature Codes act just like DNA.
At anytime you may remove the creature from the game, and put it back on the card. When you turn the creature back into a creature code it disappears from the game space and the code is re-enabled.
The cards are totally optional and are NOT required to play the game.”
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Fucking plaaaaay this game <3
Nice play through!!
I never really noticed these when I was younger.
The Big Blue concept images and stills from the game’s prototype…
”Players will experience the ocean like never before. The look and feel of this game will be strikingly beautiful and at the same time mysterious and terrifying. The ocean, especially a million years in the future, is the perfect setting for a unique game play experience.
The Big Blue is a new aquatic action adventure game from the team that created Ecco the Dolphin.”
The Big Blue prototype - Go here to play it!
Well, not quite Ecco, but the same development team AND COMPOSER OMFG SPENCER NILSEN. This looks amazing. Give it some love.
ATTENTION ECCO FANS: A KICKSTARTER YOU WILL WANT TO FUND.
Ed Annunziata has launched the Big Blue Kickstarter! You may remember hearing about this game a few months back. It’s a spiritual sequel to Ecco (because SEGA are being idiots about this and refuse to give Ed the Ecco license) about…
Ecco fans …check this out! Our wait for a new game COULD be over!
Source: nrgeticdave (youtube)
I hope I wasn’t the only one who got nightmares from Ecco the Dolphin’s last stage. I kinda love this remix though ;-;
Article about Ecco creator Ed Annunziata’s struggle to revive the series, his relationship with composer Spencer Nilsen, and a new project he’s working on called The Big Blue, which is planning to launch a Kickstarter in February.
A must-read for all Ecco fans. If we can even get a spiritual sequel without the Ecco license - which The Big Blue looks to be, at least in terms of sublimely weird underwater games - we will have at least some kind of victory.
Perhaps if this “The Big Blue” is a success, then it could spur Sega on to create another Ecco…fingers crossed
I finally have a powerpack that auto converts and handles 50/60hz and 100/240V step down which means my baby is all hooked up.
And I can finally play a cart I’ve been unable to since I bought it a few years ago since it’s got higher end region locking, making the honeybee not handle it.
Admittedly started bawling as soon as I got to:
Also no weird PAL/SECAM borders. So a full screen. Interlacing is so different. Colour rendering is so much better. The sound board handles the noise channels so differently. I’ve never had an MD-I before and wow.