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Retro Pedro  - 18.09.2023 - 17:35
Does someone know this video? good work, I think so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e2perjkl7U&t=959s.
snajper  - 11.09.2023 - 23:16
not that I expected something different...
snajper  - 11.09.2023 - 23:14
his fb: "I have chosen to create and develop exclusively original games, abandoning the Fan Games. I deleted the Turrican project... I regret it for the Turrican fans".
Bernd   - 11.09.2023 - 17:43
Eleventh Pixel Turrican Project is dead ????
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Gunlord Indigogo campaign cancelled
Sadly the Indigogo-Campaign to fund porting Gunlord to PC, 3DS and WiiU was cancelled prematurely after reaching only ~6.000 of the needed 40.000 EUR. Hopefully they´ll give it another try this year, so watch out for it. For the time being it´s still available for the very affordable Dreamcast and NEO-GEO at http://www.gun-lord.com/.
(@NG : DEV . TEAM - hey, please keep me updated ;)

Turrican 2 C64 Maps
After 2 years of powermapping Andi Goller created maps of all Turrican 2 C64 levels!
Get them at Selmiaks page:

Other cool stuff and the Turrican 1 levels are also available there!
Turrican Soundtrack Anthology released
Finally the long awaited, Kickstarter funded, official Turrican Soundtrack Anthology by Chris Huelsbeck was released and shipped!

If you haven´t already got one, you can get it at: http://www.turricansoundtrack.com/.

Holy cow, are those covers cool! One was even done by by original artist Celal Kandemiroglu!
New Turrican Levelpack by Lukasz
As a Christmas Gift for all Turrican fans Lukasz released a new Levelpack "T2002F-Moja Wersja!" (which means "my version").

The new version of T2002 with redesigned and new flight levels, and soundtrack made by Vestron Vulture.

Get it at the Levelbase!

(Sorry for the late update!)

13 Years of Turrican SETA
And again one year! :)
GunSlugs featuring Johnny Rumble
OrangePixels new Android/iPhone-Game GunSlugs features the Character Jonny Rumble, known from the Turrican clone of the same name (available here for free) :)

More details at orangepixel.net/gunslugs/.

And sorry for the lack of updates and thanks for the emails, still no free time to publish all the stuff.
Merry Christmas
Another year, another try, once again I wish you merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Gunlord released
Gunlord for Dreamcast was released at Thursday, 21 June 2012 and is now ready for shipping!

Go order at ngdevdirect.com!

And again, the trailer, just to remind you of the awesomness:

Man in the fighting Suit added to Turrican Soundbase
I just added "Man in the fighting Suit" to the Turrican Soundbase, go listen!

AROS Port of Hurrican
There is a AROS Port of Hurrican in development:

Lands of Genesis available for free!
Amiga AGA-Amiga Game (or playable with WinUAE) "Lands of Genesis", which is quite similar to Turrican 2, is now available for free at amigafuture.de as 464MB-ISO! You need to be registered to see the download-Button.

Game Info:

Thanks to Gzegzolka for the tip!
Not enough Turrican-esque to be a clone, but at least the sounds of the cute indie title RobotRiot may seem a bit ...familiar ;).

More info and free demo at http://retromite.com/, buyable for only $2.99.

Webserver changes
Thursday the webserver got moved and the Turrican SETA had some errors with the newer PHP-version and changed database-credentials. Sorry for that.

Everything should work again now, if I missed something, please leve me a mail at webmaster@nemmelheim.de.
Only 53 hours left for Turrican Soundtrack!
Only 53 hours left to join the Turrican Soundtrack Anthology Kickstarter Project and get the Limited 3-CD-Box for $50!

All pledgers can still vote their favourite top-3-Turrican titles in the comments at Kickstarter.

At the end there will be an online party:
"Finally: Our online party on justin.tv is planned to start on Sunday around 2pm California time (23:00 German time) and you can tune in and use the chat option to participate... we're looking forward to the celebration!".

More at kickstarter.com.

PS: Also have a look at Slayers promising new Shmup "Redux: Dark Matters", at kickstarter.com! :)
Browser Turrican Awesomeness
Robert, webmaster of turricanforever and teacher of Mädcheninformatik at a university, startet to implement a Turrican-Game playable in html5-Browsers.

"Hyper Turrican Mega Leet 5 (abbr. HTML5) is a little experiment of mine to run T2002 levels in the browser. It's programmed in haXe using a game engine I originally implemented for teaching university courses in media computer-science (in German Mädcheninformatik, I think there is no real English translation for that). I also cheat a little by looking at some C++ code of an earlier effort to reimplement T2002 which I never finished. It runs in HTML5, Flash and natively in just about anything but right now I'm mainly interested in checking out if pure browser tech can handle the game. Currently have no idea how far and how fast (or slow) this will go. I'll use this thread as a change log. The current version is always available at http://player.robdangero.us.

Playtest here: http://player.robdangero.us
Comment and motivate there: Forum
(and also sneek a peek at http://robdangero.us, turn on sound! )
The Lost Super-Turrican Level
As stated on factor5.com, to fit on the cartridge several features and a whole level were cut from the final game.

Quote from http://www.factor5.de/secrets_super_turrican.shtml:
"On a final note about Super Turrican, if you look at the Enemy Gallery in the game manual that can be brought up by pushing the home button on the Wii-Remote, there are several nasty critters in there that you won't find in this official retail version of Super Turrican due to memory constraints. We were told to deliver the game in 4 Mbit (512 KByte), the smallest size cartridge available at the time, after finishing it as a 6 MBit title. Not only did we have to cut bits of art in several places, but also a full stage and a feature of the new Beam weapon: Not only could it freeze enemies, but also melt frozen ones, something that the player had to discover in the Ice World and that led into a stage set on a Robot Transport hurtling through the clouds. But it wouldn't fit - and thus, somewhere, on a forgotten floppy disk, there still might exist the original Super Turrican - Director's Cut."

Thanks to Robert for the tip and see original discussion/request here:

Also, added to game facts:
Super Turrican
Bitjam Turrican Podcast is out!
"Episode #151 - Turrican Special The classic "Turrican" games brought nonstop action to all gaming systems of the 80's and 90's (including the C64, Amiga, Atari ST and PC, as well as the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo). The beautiful synthesizer soundtracks for the series were created by Chris Huelsbeck, arguably one of today's most popular game music composers in the world. His music certainly played a major role in shaping "Turrican" into a digital legend over the years. Chris has recently announced plans to bring the cosmic warrior back from retirement, with the production of a "Soundtrack Anthology" - an epic limited edition box set of no less than four CDs, which will feature almost every melody from the saga in newly arranged and recorded versions! More information on this box set, which will only be available until June 3rd, 2012, can be found at www.turricansoundtrack.com.

Almost two decades after the last "Turrican" title was released, BitJam pays tribute to these games and their wonderful music with a dedicated podcast episode. Featured tracks include remixes by Chris himself, as well as a selection of fan arrangements, handpicked by Huelsbeck and the co-producers of his "Turrican Soundtrack Anthology". Mixing by Vincenzo, logo #151 by H2O, compiled by Chris Huelsbeck, Jan Zottmann & Thomas Böcker. Thank you to Bobic for his help!

01. Chris Huelsbeck - Turrican Anthology Teaser Demo
02. Chris Huelsbeck - Mega Turrican 'Second Floor' - Level 1
03. Mastertronic - Turrican 1 Amiga Intro Remake
04. Dreamtime - Turrican 2 Main Title (Dosk Mix)
05. Peter W - Turrican II (Concerto For Laser And Enemies Enhanced Mix)
06. Rafael Dyll - Turrican 2 - The Final Challenge
07. Fabian Del Priore and Jan Zottmann - Super Turrican 2 "Submerged' - Level 3
08. Mordi - The Great Bath (of the Seven Seas)
09. duesenberg - Turrican 3 (reloaded)
10. Fabian Del Priore and Jan Zottmann (featuring Henning Nugel) - Super Turrican 'Steam and Pressure' - Level 2
11. Char7ie - Turrican 2 - The Explorer
12. Scaredsim, Wild_Cat - Mega Turrican 'Turrimann' OC ReMix
13. Mastertronic - Super Turrican II Wormland Remix
14. Chris Huelsbeck - Turrican 3 'Freedom' - Credits
Total playtime: 50:30min."

In german:

"In den 1980er und 1990er Jahren brachten die Spiele der Turrican-Reihe pausenlose Action auf alle möglichen Computer- und Videospielsysteme (einschließlich dem C64, Amiga, Atari ST und PC, sowie dem Sega Mega Drive, Super Nintendo und Game Boy). Die herrlichen Synthesizer-Soundtracks dieser Spiele wurden von Chris Hülsbeck komponiert, einem der beliebtesten Spielemusikkomponisten der Welt. Seine Musik hat einen wichtigen Teil dazu beigetragen, damit Turrican über all die Jahre hinweg zu einer digitalen Legende wurde. Erst kürzlich hat Chris angekündigt, den kosmischen Krieger aus dem Winterschlaf zurückholen zu wollen - in Form der "Turrican Soundtrack Anthology", einer umfassenden, limitierten CD-Box mit nicht weniger als vier Silberscheiben! So gut wie jede Melodie aus der Turrican-Saga wird darauf in neu arrangierten, überarbeiteten Versionen zu hören sein. Weitere Informationen zu diesem Box-Set, welches nur noch bis zum 03. Juni 2012 vorbestellbar ist, sind unter www.turricansoundtrack.com zu finden.

Knapp zwei Jahrzehnte, nachdem der letzte Turrican-Titel veröffentlicht wurde, erinnert man sich beim Demoszene-Portal BitFellas an diese Spiele und ihre Musik in Form eines Podcasts. Der BitJam Podcast #151: Turrican Special wurde von Chris Hülsbeck selbst in Zusammenarbeit mit Jan Zottmann (Produzent von Immortal 4) und Thomas Böcker (Initiator der Symphonic-Konzerte) zusammengestellt. Er beinhaltet die beliebtesten Turrican-Remixe der drei Musikspezialisten, darunter auch eine wunderschöne Neuauflage des bekannten "The Great Bath"-Themas aus Turrican 2 im Piraten-Stil, sowie hervorragende Synthie-Covers von Mastertronic und viele andere hochinteressante Klangvarianten. Von Chris Hülsbeck selbst stammt nicht nur der Turrican Anthology Teaser, sondern auch die Musik aus dem Level 1-2 aus Mega Turrican, sowie der Turrican 3 "Freedom" Song vom seinem ersten Turrican-Album. Außerdem richtet der Soundmagier zu Beginn ein paar Worte an die BitJam-Hörer und seine Fans. Jan Zottmann und Fabian del Priore (u.a. Giana Sisters DS, Cultures 2) zeichen sich hingegen für zwei bislang unveröffentlichte Lieder verantwortlich, die in diesem Podcast zum ersten Mal der Öffentlichkeit präsentiert werden.

Der BitJam Podcast #151: Turrican Special ist kostenlos im MP3-Format erhältlich. Ein CUE-Sheet zum Erstellen der passenden Audio-CD existiert ebenfalls."

Link: http://www.bitfellas.org/page.php?100
Turrican Lego Animation
At brickshelf.com someone called "Hoppe" created a Turrican-Sprite animation (!) out of Legos.
Turrican Soundtrack Anthology by Chris Huelsbeck - huge success
1,561 Backers pledged $124,729 of the $75,000 goal and still 21 days to go!

Until 3. of June you can join in and spend $25 for the album as MP3-Download or $50 for a CD-Box. Various other specials (including concert tickets and vinyl-records) at kickstarter.com.
Chris Hülsbecks Turrican Podcast on BitJam
Quote from http://www.bitfellas.org/:
"Am kommenden Sonntag, den 13.05.2012, verwandeln die Jungs von BitFellas.org den Muttertag zum Turrican-Tag. Dann wird der BitJam-Podcast #151 veröffentlicht, der sich voll und ganz der Musik aus der Welt der Turrican-Spiele widmet.

Chris Hülsbeck selbst hat diesen gemeinsam mit Jan Zottmann (Produzent der Turrican Soundtrack Anthology und Immortal 4 CDs) und Thomas Böcker (Initiator der "Symphonic"-Konzerte) zusammengestellt. Die Playlist umfasst dabei nicht nur Remixe der Musik aus den Spielen der Turrican-Reihe von Chris Hülsbeck selbst, sondern auch zwei bislang unveröfffentlichte Titel, die von Jan Zottmann und Fabian del Priore komponiert wurden. Weiterhin haben Chris, Jan und Thomas ihre persönlichen Highlights aus der Remix-Szene ausgewählt, die von BitFellas-Soundspezialist und Demoszene-Musiker Vincenzo zusammengemischt wurden. Chris selbst meldet sich im Mix mit einer persönlichen Grußbotschaft an seine Fans zu Wort.

Der BitJam Podcast #151: Turrican Special wird im Laufe des kommenden Sonntags zum kostenlosen Download im MP3-Format erhältlich sein."

Short in english:
Podcast about Turrican Music and remixes compiled by Chris Hülsbeck, Jan Zottmann (producer of the Turrican Soundtrack Anthology and Immortal CDs) and Thomas Böcker (Initiator of the "Symphonic"-Conzerts). Including two unreleased tracks composed by Jan Zottmann and Fabian del Priore, available for free today at http://www.bitfellas.org/!
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