Did you know the Dreamcast still receives new titles thanks to fans via homebrew? Years ago fans discovered a workaround to bypass region locks and boot checks. The result is a devoted indie scene of hard-core fans that as of 2016, still develop titles for the Dreamcast. In fact, there are still titles scheduled for release over the next few years.
One developer took their project above and beyond and funded it via Kickstarter. The Alice Team campaigned, funded and developed Alice Dreams Tournament. After several years of hard work, it’s finally complete.
Alice Dreams Tournament is a multiplayer game inspired by Bomberman and Alice in Wonderland. Alice has fallen down the rabbit hole and instead of finding herself in a magical forest full of furry creatures she has ended up in a dystopian metropolis filled with machines and robots. In this new world, Alice enters a tournament created by the Red Queen. The cast of Alice Dreams Tournament features a roster of more than 60 unique colourful characters that can be unlocked. It also features a range of unique game modes including Hide and Seek, Bodyguard Mode and Paint Bomb Mode to differentiate itself from Bomberman.
There’s currently no word on a release date, but the game will be playable at Retro Gaming Connexion during Paris Games Week. Until then, here’s a making of video and several mock-up images of Kickstarter backer rewards.
Michael Vane is a freelance journalist and co-editor of PN2. He’s on Twitter @DrVane