'Disco Elysium' homebrew GameBoy demake released

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Disco Elysium, the detective RPG game from indie studio ZA/UM, has received a GameBoy edition. Yes, you read that right: Disco Elysium is playable on the original GameBoy; at least the first part. This demake "port" was developed by Colin Brannan using GB Studio, complete with the retro aesthetic.

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You can try it out now online or download the ROM to play on an actual GameBoy or a device that supports ROMs. I tried it on the Anbernic RG350P and it's perfectly playable, although somewhat lacking in sound.

If you're wondering whether it'll receive a C&D from Studio ZA/UM, then rest assured that it's not likely the case. The demake actually received the thumbs up from the company which actually shared the news in a press release, writing that "we think this 90s throwback is pretty cool!"

:arrow: SOURCE: GBAtemp Inbox
:download: Disco Elysium GameBoy ROM
 

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They are obviously non-official ports made by modders, aren't they?
Well you think the original developers would make a worst playing version of their game on hardware that couldn't support the original idea? Probably not... Well... there is street fighter 2 and mortal kombat on gameboy... and Ninja turtles tournament fighters on nes. But those games are cursed so probably not many talk about it. :ninja:

Best to think of demake as everything being more simplified. Simple graphics, music and gameplay, no fancy over the top stuff that makes the game unique or impressive. :P
 
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i heard a lot of "REMAKE", but never heard of DEMAKE, what is a "demake"?

A demake is basically the port of a game to an obviously inferior (classic) platform compared to the initial release platform.
This is normally done on purpose. There are demakes of Mega Man 7 and 8 out there (not really made FOR the NES, but with NES asthetics), which could be considered true to the good old style of Mega Man (that even Capcom themselves brought back with MM9 and MM10) rather than the SNES and PSX style.
 
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dragon quest 11 had a demake in it didn't it? switching from the 3d version to 2d, very cool idea.

anyway, I don't like how the guy didn't bother to add an apostrophe in the text:
"Hello Im..."
 
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