Dueling Pianos: Turrican by Kordian Więcek
What a nice surprise in the morning: Kordians fantastic Turrican-arragemenent got released as an album by Chris Huelsbeck, congratulations!
"Chris Huelsbeck Productions just released Dueling Pianos: Turrican by Kordian Więcek, check it out here.
“Check out this new suite of Turrican piano arrangements for 2 players / 2 full instruments (also known as Dueling Pianos) created by Kordian Więcek, who is an accomplished piano lecturer (instrumental pedagogy) and musical educator!
He had the idea in 2014 to arrange “The Great Bath” for 2 pianos played by 2 students and adapt the piece for their skills. The result was an independent and varied version of the work. Having a lot of fun arranging, the “Opening” was written 2 months later, which consists of all 3 Main Themes of Turrican, with the theme of the second title forming the main motif.
The remainder of the album - which was designed in the style of program music - was created in 2 weeks during the autumn break and was completed in October 2014.
The work musically reproduces the gaming experience that one can live through in a video game.
The world premiere took place on March 21, 2015 in Siegburg."
Lukasz has finished his Super Metroidican levelpack and it is looking and sounding awesome!
All hope lies on Robert to save the world and upload it to the T2002-Levelbase!
Edit: Super Metroidican is now available in the levelbase!
Best get it using T-Starter, but first get T2002 here -> T2002-all-included.zip!
Turrican 2 PC as AGA-Amiga Port
Someone really is porting the Turrican 2 MS-DOS-Version to AGA-Amigas!
Although noone likes the main sprite, technically very impressive! And there even is a demo available.
Edit: He´s even working on an option to switch the sprite, wow ;)!
"I've shared my work in progress conversion of MS-DOS Turrican 2 in the zone. This is basically the same as the Turrican 2 we know and love, but with more colours. This is a project I started initially to learn Amiga ASM, although much of it is written in C in the end. I also wanted to create an AGA game - something I couldn't do in AMOS back in the 90s.
Read more @eab:
The inofficial Mega Drive Pixel book preorder
Looks like a nice pixel-art-book, including Mega Turrican and an interview with Factor-5-member Andreas Escher about his experiance with 16bit programming.
Vulcano - A Turrican SHMUP
Original Idea: A Turrican SHMUP, by Steevtee:
"A playthrough of the first stage of my WIP Shmup 'Vulcano', expanding on the 3 scrolling shoot 'em up stages from Turrican II."
No release date or demo yet:
"I do not know when I will finish it, it's an ongoing passion project. No demo yet either, but I'll let you know when I have one!"
Lukasz is working on a follow up to his T2002-Metroidican-Levelpacks:
And currently he´s got the coronavirus, get well soon, Lukasz!
Here some fresh and crispy preview images for you!
In case you have missed the Turrican Anthology by Stricly Limited Games or can´t wait until it gets delivered, there now is a cheaper alternative, Turrican Flashback.
And also features better controls and a rewind-feature.
Merry Christmas to you all!
Stay safe! :)
30 Years of Turrican - Announcement
Today! 20:00 CEST:
Factor 5's #Turrican is finally back after 30 years of dormancy! #gamescom2020
#Turrican30th The pre-order will be announced during @gamescom
ONL - then immediately go live at our store.
Opening Night Live
Amiga Remix Update
New tracks released @ amigaremix.com!
This time including a nice cover auf Turrican II (The Final Fight) by Lolo from GP.
The Future of Turrican - 30 years of Turrican
In the german podcast "Spieleveteranen", Chris Hülsbeck, Holger Schmidt, Julian Eggebrecht and Thomas Engel announced, that now that Turrican is having his 30. anniversary, this year at the digital version of the Gamescom, they´ll most probably reveal something related to the future of Turrican!
They won´t tell more at the moment, but Chris stated that it will be something beautiful.
Thanks to Bernd and The Nate for the tips!
Jump to 1:38 for the announcement.
Ultracore Release for PS4 and Switch
Ultracore is coming for PS4 and Switch, official release date 23.06.2020!
Turrican Bartop Arcade
pArker has build an impressive good looking Turrican Bartop Arcade, have a look at https://www.datistics.de/tag/bartop/ for a complete tutorial (german only, sorry).
What a wonderful design!
Lukasz T2002-Levelpack updates
And a little older (20.03.2020) but didn´t post as news yet: Lukasz updated most of his T2002-Levelpacks! Best use T-Starter to update all your levelpacks!
Amiga Remix Update
New tracks released @ amigaremix.com!
This time including a nice cover auf Turrican3 / Scrapyard by Dr. Future!
Bonus: Check out this cool piano cover of The Great Bath by LightSide:
And finally a real Turrican-like-game: X-Zero, for the Pico-8 virtual console! It´s free, playable in your browser/PC/Raspberry! Lowres pixel-art and a catchy chiptune.
More info on Pico-8: https://www.lexaloffle.com/pico-8.php (also check out Voxatron, also from lexaloffle!)
Somehow Turrican on LSD: Quite unusual twinstick-shooter with handdrawn levels, from germany, available on Steam.
More info: http://daiichidash.com/
Already from 2017 but new to me: The author claims it´s like Turrican or Megaman. With Tits (no, really ;).
"Broken core is a PC Windows indie videogame developed by Oscar Celestini. It's a new game with retrogame taste. Do you loved Turrican or Megaman? Add tits and that's it! Playing the Story mode you'll see lots of illustrations between stages. "
Free demo: here
More info: https://oscarcelestini.itch.io/broken-core
Check out Cryogear, a retro themed Metroidvania with some rough similarities to Turrican. Available for Xbox One, Steam and Nintendo Switch.
More info: https://www.polarityflow.com/cryogear/.
One Man & His Machine (Manfred Trenz Documentary Profile)
Nice overview of Manfred Trenz career.
For those who want to know even more, don´t forget to visit the fabulous Manfred Trenz Fanpage. ;)
thx @ Retro Etro
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