Retrogamer Magazine with Turrican Soundtrack CD
Issue 200 of the english magazine "Retrogamer" included a full "Turrican Ultimate Collection"-Soundtrack (and a nice non-Turrican-pixelart-poster), as well as a full page interview with Chris about all included songs.
It´s a collection of several Chris Huelbecks Kickstarter Soundtracks, track list is:
https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/retro-gamer-print-back-issues/ (edit: definitly sold out, I asked myfavouritemagazines.co.uk: "I am sorry we no longer have this issue in stock and none in our office to send you the only thing I can think of trying will be ebay.")
Thanks to pArker for the tip!
Digital Illusions HARDCORE release after 25 years!
25 years ago, DICE/Digital Illusions developed a Turrican-esque game Sega Megadrive named "Hardcore", which was sadly never released and considered lost forever.
Now, seemingly out of nowhere, it has been finished by "Strictly Limited Games" and will be available for Playstation 4 and Vita!
More Info here:
Thanks to ScHlAuChi and Arne Döring for the Tip! Also congratulations to ScHlAuChi!
Gunlord X coming to Nintendo Switch
At Factor 5´s Gamescom 2018 booth, NG:DEV.team has shown an early demo of a Gunlord-port for the Nintendo Switch, named "Gunlord X".
Thanks to Bernd & Elsweyr for the tip!
Retro Klub - Turrican
Nice, extensive Turrican History overview by "Retro Klub".
Thanks to Carlo for the tip!
A Tribute to Chris Hülsbeck
A few days ago, on March 2nd, Chris Huelsbeck had his 50 Birthday, happy Birthday Chris and thanks for all the music! :)
To celebrate this, the collective known as "German Remix Group" released a Tribute CD full of Huelsbeck remixes.
Turrican 2 ⋅ The Final Challenge (Dr.Future Remix)
Jim Power in Mutant Planet ⋅ Level 3: Mutant's Forest (CZ-Tunes Remix)
Danger Freak (SigmaZeven Remix)
Dreamy Bells ⋅ subtune 1 (Snake-TMF Remix)
Turrican 2 ⋅ The Great Bath (Mitch van Hayden Opus Remix)
Turrican 1 ⋅ Outpost (Dr.Future Concert Hall Remix)
The Great Giana Sisters (CZ-Tunes Halloween Remix)
Turrican 2 ⋅ The Wall (Dr.Future Remix)
Bad Cat (SigmaZeven Remix)
Turrican Medley (SunSpire Remix)
X-Out - Loader (Mitch van Hayden Club House Remix)
Spherical ⋅ subtune 1 (Snake-TMF Remix)
Hard'n'Heavy ⋅ Highscore (CZ-Tunes Remix)
The Great Giana Sisters (SigmaZeven Remix)
Gem'X (Mitch van Hayden Celtic HipHop Remix)
Turrican 1 ⋅ Victory (Dr.Future Remix)
X-Out ⋅ Main Theme (CZ-Tunes Remix)
Turrican 2 ⋅ Secret Dungeons (Tronimal Remix)
BONUSTRACK: Chris Huelsbeck SID-Medley (by SigmaZeven)
Get it for free at https://www.germanremixgroup.de/
Jochen Heizmann (which I already knew as a composer from the Amiga Immortal CDs) is working on a Jump and Run called Tiny Thor.
It features graphics by pixel-god Henk Nieborg (Lionheart!) and music by Chris Huelsbeck!
"Tiny Thor is a classic Jump'n'Run that cleverly combines elements of action, puzzles and skill. The unique hammer-throwing action spellbinds players right from the start and acquires special superhuman abilities and upgrades as the game progresses."
Tiny Thor was created for Ludum Dare #28 in December 2013. A post-compo version with more versions followed for mobile platforms. Two years later Asylum Square revised the main character of the game and decided to do a brand new, much bigger game based around Tiny Thor.
Amiga Joker Returns
There was a special edition of legendary german gaming magazine "Amiga Joker" released in 2017, which featured an interview with Factor 5 about achievements, piracy and comeback plans.
Master Boot Record / VirtuaVerse
I just found a little easteregg in Theta Division´s trailer for their cyberpunk-adventure game "VirtuaVerse", does this remind you of something? :)
The musician is "Master Boot Record", who also made damn fine synth-metal remix of the Turrican title (and quite a lot of other cool stuff).
Super Turrican - Directors Cut
Quite a little sensation, afters years we´re able to play a never before released directors cut of Super Turrican!
"What if one of the greatest run'n'gun games of all time was never released in its original developed form? In 1993, Factor 5 finished developing the complete Super Turrican for SNES, a 6Mbit title. Unfortunately the game had to be cut down by 33% to 4Mbits. 24 Years later, Super Turrican: Directors Cut is here - on the Super Nt. We're thrilled to preserve this piece of Super Nintendo history and include Super Turrican - Directors Cut digitally on each system. As a bonus, we've also included the original Super Turrican 2."
The directors cut includes a whole new level, a boss and a new use for the freeze beam. This version was once thought for the Wii´s virtual console but Nintento refused to publish it because it wasn´t commercially available previously.
It´s included on every "Analogue Super NT" console, even with a faux (the game is included in the console, not on a cartridge) Superturrican package Currently sold out, but they´re accepting preorders.
See the official (and very original) trailer here: https://vimeo.com/238547326
From finnish studio Housemarque, who even brought us Stardust on the Amiga or Resogun on the PS4, comes a quite Turrican-esque PS4 game named Matterfall.
With modern graphics, in 2,5d and chippy soundtrack by Ari Pulkkinen.
Last chance for Turrican - Orchestral Selections + New Amiga Album
Only 1.000$ of 85.000$ missing, 35 hours to go until Sunday, 18. June 2017 21:00 CEST.
Chris Huelsbeck wrote:
Factor 5 Turrican 2007 Prototype
Matthias Worch, Ex-Factor 5, now Design Director at Hangar 13, posted some cool concept art of a Turrican Prototype by Factor 5 on Twitter, including a cover art!
Many talented people worked on it, for example @SeppoHelava, @corystrader and (of course!) @Chris_Huelsbeck. It would have been awesome.
We had a prototype that played well and luckily, some awesome concept art (all by Cory Straders) survives. So here we go with concept art!
Here's the poster for our new version of Turrican, with Bren McGuire and The Machine. (And yes, there would have been a Fist miniboss!)
Took two stabs at it: one in 04 that never got past concept, and one in 07 that got far enough into prepro to have various playable protos.
And four more Turrican gameplay concepts and environments. I loved the art style and gameplay, which was modernized arcade fun."
And Julian Eggebrecht of Factor 5 tweeted:
I wonder if we´ll at least see a video of it before it is lost forever...come on Julian! :)
Turrican - Orchestral Selections + New Amiga Album
A new Kickstarter by Chris Huelsbeck: Turrican - Orchestral Selections + New Amiga Album. The Idea of a virtual Turrican 4 Amiga-Soundtrack still sounds fabulous to me, go help fund it! :)
Die Amiga Story in german Television
ZDF-Info will release a video about our favourite computer (sorry, C64) on 27.04.2017, 10:00 (or live 20:15).
It seems to be a shortened, german version of FROM BEDROOMS TO BILLIONS: THE AMIGA YEARS and includes an interview with Factor 5´s Julian Eggebrecht.
DEFNDRS of the Universe by DEX
Dex, who brought us T4 Funeral, a Turrican-clone with complete new graphics, catchy music and levels (based on the T2002-Engine) in 2004 released his first album on bandcamp. It´s Synthwave/Outrun/Retrowave and retrogaming inspired, so have a look and buy it if you like it!
(ghosh I´d really like to play some of these with this music...)
I just added RSS-Feeds for the Turrican SETA news and (shoutbox-)comments (see left/bottom menu), please let me know if they work well with your newsreader.
Symphonic Selections Video Game Music
The Landesjugendorchester Sachsen will be performing Symphonic Selections in Leipzig and Dresden, with hits from composters like Nobuo Uematsu, Chris Hülsbeck and Jonne Valtonen.
The concert in Leipzig will be at 22.04. at Kunstkraftwerk, in Dresden at 23.04 at the HfM-Konzertsaal / Wettiner Platz. Tickets are available at Reservix.
Orchestral Selections / Virtual Turrican 4 Soundtrack
Chris Hülsbeck plans another Turrican-Soundtrack-Project, Orchestral Selections.
What indeed excites me much is the announced kickstarter stretch-goal: He would create a virtual Turrican 4 soundtrack on his original Amiga-TFMX-Editor, just as a real Turrican 4 would have sounded back then.
Watch out for it on kickstarter or his homepage, http://www.huelsbeck.com/.
Thanks @ Bernd!
Video Game Music in Concert
Jonne Valtonen: Fanfare for the Common 8-bit Hero
Alternate link: http://www.br.de/mediathek/
thx @ parker
Factor 5 is back in business!
Julian Eggebrecht stated that Factor 5 is in existence again!
...seit wenigen Tagen ist beim Kölner Amtsgericht die Factor 5 GmbH wieder in Existenz, das heißt wir haben uns endlich mal unsere gesamten Trademark-Rechte und alle Geschichten konsolidiert und sowas. Und wie ich letztes Jahr glaube ich schon mal erwähnt hatte haben wir auch den gesamten... nicht nur unsere eigenen Spiele alle gekauft, praktisch die Rechte uns zurückgekauft, das was noch woanders war, sondern wir haben auch den gesamten Nachlass von Rainbow Arts und Softgold, den deutschen ..?... aus der THQ-Pleite raus gekauft, das heißt alles was mal bei Rainbow Arts gemacht wurde, jedes Fitzelchen Papier, Spiele, Sourcecode, alles ... und der Plan ist schon früher oder später das Ganze zu vermarkten und deswegen sehe ich zumindest mit nem lachenden Auge in Richtung, ja, jetzt könnte man demnächst auch mal was mit Turrican wieder machen, aber ich kann noch nichts Konkretes sagen.
Roughly: Since a few days Factor 5 is in existance again at the local court of Cologne. They bought all Rainbow-Arts/Softgold-rights and are thinking of making a new Turrican, but he cannot say anything concrete yet.
Source: Spieleveteranen Podcast
Thanks to Bernd for the tip! :)
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