One man spent 15,000 hours in 5 years to make a DS game BY HIMSELF&#33

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Link5084, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Link5084

    Link5084 Sword & Shield at your service

    Aug 6, 2008
    United States

    From age 20 to 25 Robert Pelloni created a retail-sized NDS game from scratch, pouring 15,000 hours into it over 5 years. It started off being developed for the GBA, then he shifted to the DS when that came out to take advantage of the touchscreen.

    I'd recommended reading some of the interviews he links on the page.
    Like this one:

    All concepts, story, code, sprites, tiles, music, samples,
    fonts, etc. were created entirely from scratch by me-
    and I had to teach myself the skills as I went along.

    The code is straight C, the music is tracked, and the art is all
    completely hand-clicked tiles and sprites- done the right way,
    pixel by pixel, like the classics we all know and love.

    Make sure when you watch the video, the annotations are on. I will definitely buy this when it comes out.
  2. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States

    Wow, just wow.

    And when it comes out, it better get dumped lol
  3. Trulen

    Trulen GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 27, 2007
    United States
    8.4 hours a -day- is a long time to work on a DS game.

    I think we just might all have to buy it.
  4. Holaitsme

    Holaitsme 10/10 would be loyal again

    May 14, 2008
    United States
  5. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

    Nov 9, 2007
    A cold cold place
    Someone has no life
  6. PedroTheLion

    PedroTheLion Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    I think the dude spends too much time reminding us of how long it took him to make the game and patting himself on the back for a job well done and not enough time showing us why we should buy it.

    Look here, it has a forest too! Full of trees, it took me 3 days just to code that tree. Isn't this scenery beautifull?

    No it isn't, it looks quite mediocre actually.

    I don't actually care how many people or how many years it takes to make a game, I just want to know if the game is good and if it's worth buying.
    Is this game good, and if so what makes it good? Now that's what the dude should be telling me.
    Well that's my opinion anyway.
  7. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

    Oct 27, 2007
    I've seen this on DSfanboy a few days or weeks back. Still, it's damn interesting.

    Hopefully, the game will be good, and that 5 years wouldn't be a waste.
  8. mercluke

    mercluke ‮҉

    Dec 2, 2007
    fuck yeah, that looks awesome. believe it or not, i may actually PAY for this when it comes out.
  9. greygoosecat

    greygoosecat Advanced Member

    Jun 16, 2008
    United States
    Yea been tracking that game for a while now. Regardless of how much people say he talks about himself or whatever, I got to give the guy props. Anyways, the game looks interesting enough.
    Still, I'd buy it just for the support. If he dedicated that much time, hell yea I'm impressed. And it's good he's proud of his work.
  10. zeckyD

    zeckyD GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    Burkina Faso
    This guy will easyly find ajob in the videogame's industry [​IMG] ...
  11. DespizingU

    DespizingU GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 17, 2007
    United States
    Shit...I think that game looks better(graphically) than quite a few others that have came out, by paid devs. I will definitely give it a download once/if it gets dumped. And if it's any good then I'll buy it just to support him(like I do with any game that I play and think it deserves to be purchased). And honestly, that kid can gloat all he wants. He taught himself how to make a video his house. And that's probably not a small feat.
  12. CorruptJon

    CorruptJon :)

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    Wow. Dude better get PAID for this lol.
  13. Private|Par

    Private|Par GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 17, 2008
    Thread has been going for ages in the NDS - Homebrew section.

    Definitely going to buy this when it comes out. The guy deserves his 2 cents.
  14. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

    Nov 5, 2005
    Outer Space
    You're a month too late on the "news" bro [​IMG]
  15. Toni Plutonij

    Toni Plutonij *has TrolleyDave & tiny p1ngy on moderating shelf!

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2007
    Depths of Nuclear powerplant
    He is too late, but still....

    I so much like what I see from videos....I hope he gets a good publisher, and gets lots of money for this, I think he deserved it..

    And this "theatrical trailer" is made very good.. I'm still amazed by the games AI, people moving in rows, taking their own seats!!
  16. papyrus

    papyrus GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 17, 2008
    Nipa Hut
    im too late to reply, but i guess he did a great job, gonna download it soon its dump. (impossible for me to buy it from here).
  17. sonicboom510

    sonicboom510 Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    United States
    So much ignorance and irony.
  18. jaxxster

    jaxxster The Heretic

    Oct 31, 2006
    South East London
    old news. there was a topic about that a while ago.
  19. psycoblaster

    psycoblaster Divine

    Jan 26, 2008
    Seoul.. (in Korea)
    you mean you better will dump it.
    I know you have line rider 2, but won't dump it.
  20. pilotwangs

    pilotwangs GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 20, 2008
    I really want this game,looks so awesome.
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