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Old 13 September 2005, 20:04   #1
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New nearly-Psygnosis game is coming...

As mentioned by me a few times on this board in the past, Indigo was a platform game that we (at Psygnosis) took on-board sometime around 1992-1993. It was very close to completion (the ST version was finished) and was unfortunately canned, never to be released. The reasons are largely unknown, I can only speculate about it being around the time of the Sony buyout. I can't remember the reason given to me at the time.

It was a good game, especially some of the later levels that are really well designed, and certainly a lot better from some of the utter tat we released in the years thereafter.

I managed to track down the author, Stephane Belin, who also created Outzone, released by Lanhkor.

He's posted off one of the original Amiga disks to me so that I can make an ADF of it for use in UAE, and hopefully let some people actually play and enjoy the game. I expect it will arrive in a couple of days time.
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Old 13 September 2005, 20:06   #2
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The graphics look slightly reminiscent of Magic pockets.Looks very nice though.
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I thought the same thing about the graphics.

I dont suppose Mark Coleman did the graphics did he?

Im looking forward to playing this whatever.

Good work FromWithin
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I thought the same thing about the graphics.
I dont suppose Mark Coleman did the graphics did he?
Nope, the graphics, coding, and even audio (apart from a couple of music edits by me), was done by Stephane himself. Very impressive work on his part. Have a look at the graphics on Outzone for another example of his style, and a play of the game as it's pretty good.

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Ah ok. His artwork does seem to be very Coleman like IMO.

Which of course can only be a good thing
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Old 14 September 2005, 10:41   #6
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it looks nice.... I am looking forward to it!
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No copy protection on the game I assume?
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Old 14 September 2005, 17:03   #8
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Very nice FromWithin!!! Bring it on Whdload makers
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Old 16 September 2005, 00:57   #9
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That is great.. can't wait..
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Old 16 September 2005, 01:14   #10
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Thanks for keeping the faith.
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Dont suppose you could also enquire for the Atari ST version as well? A lot of people would be thankful. Personally I'm enjoying ST games on the PSP. You can get 30+ disks on Sony's tight-wad free 32Mb card!!!
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Sorry to go OT

Methanoid: Whats ST emulation like on psp? Is it close to 100% accurate yet?
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I doubt that ST is 100% accurate on any platform.
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Hopefully Stephane himself will make an appearance here soon and can answer questions directly...
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Old 17 September 2005, 04:52   #15
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Indigo

Hi everyone

First many thanks to Mike who encouraged me to let go Indigo. It was something in my mind since a few years but I've never really liked to look back.
Anyway, as for the graphics, you're definitely right. Mark Coleman and Dan Malone were my heroes at the time. I was pretty young and I was overly influenced by them . My excuse though is that this incredibly obvious influence appears only in a couple of early levels and in a few monsters. As I was builiding the game, I was also slowly getting my own style. I hope they'll forgive me.

Yes I've got the ST version which is actually completed at 100%. I believe the Amiga version lacks of the ending screen. I have the same problem than with the Amiga though. In order to send a Disk to someone, I have to make a copy first but I can't fire up my old PAL st as I live in the Canada. oops. I plan to order some kind of converter or a multisystem TV.
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Ok, well if before we release the Amiga version, I'm quite sure I can rip the end screen from the ST version so the Amiga version at least has some kind of ending.
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Anyway, as for the graphics, you're definitely right. Mark Coleman and Dan Malone were my heroes at the time. I was pretty young and I was overly influenced by them
Personally I wish more people were influenced by Malone and Coleman but then again, Im biased.
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Hi Sbe, thats great. Are the disks normal AmigaDOS or do they have some form of custom format?
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how could i miss this? great work Mike, i look forward to it

[edit:] had a look at his site: Stephane Belin is a great visual artist, go watch that matte paint landscape!
[edit2:] whops this morning my brain is sluggy, just noticed sbe=Stephane Belin... welcome here and congrats on your works!

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And finally, it arrives!

Why did we never release it? It's very addictive.

I've transferred the disk to ADF format and pointed Stephane to it, leaving it up to him as to what he wants to do with it.

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