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21
Nov

Crowdfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB Game

Superstar VB homebrewer Martin Kujaczynski has just launched an indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in order to be able to spend the rest of the year finishing up his VB Music Tracker, the respective sound player code, as well as new game called "Bombenleger", that bears a striking resemblence to Bomberman.

Most homebrew games and demos for the Virtual Boy have inferior sound and music due to the lack of proper sound tools. To change that fact I started the development of a music tracker that will allow developers and composers to create high quality music for the Virtual Boy. At the moment the tool is half-finished. If the funding campaign is successful, I will spend the next few weeks working full time on the project to complete it till the end of December.
To raise interest in the campaign I decided to pair it with the development of a small but fun game for the VB. It's similar to a well know game, where you have to make your way through a labyrinth by placing bombs to destroy walls and defeat enemies.


The campaign will run for a week only two weeks and requires €1,200 to be raised. Let's make is a success!

See all the info here.




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speedyink
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 23.11.2018 5:30, Aktualisiert: 24.11.2018 2:17
Very cool! This is much needed!

Backed!

StinkerB06
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 23.11.2018 22:38, Aktualisiert: 23.11.2018 22:38
I totally agree! I wonder why nobody got around to doing this before MK would.

ubersailer
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 24.11.2018 20:09, Aktualisiert: 24.11.2018 20:09
I’m more excited for the game. I paid 150 euros to make the game look much more handsome. You are welcome everybody.

RunnerPack
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 27.11.2018 4:56, Aktualisiert: 27.11.2018 4:56
I want to contribute, but IGG won't accept my CC unless the campaign is in the U.S., and I don't feel comfortable putting my debit card in there.

Would it be possible to PayPal some money to one of the existing contributors, and have him/her back it on my behalf? Or, if you're reading this Martin, could we just buy a copy after you're done, via PayPal? (Which, unfortunately, won't help get the IGG funding...)

speedyink
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 27.11.2018 6:27, Aktualisiert: 27.11.2018 6:29
I wouldn't mind doing that for you, Runnerpack. We can just let MK know to ship the item direct to you instead of me.

8bitmatt
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 29.11.2018 0:26, Aktualisiert: 29.11.2018 0:26
Backed!

Excited for the tracker!

Scooblee
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 29.11.2018 5:01, Aktualisiert: 29.11.2018 5:01
and of today, it's been (over) 100% funded! with five days left, no less :o

StinkerB06
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 29.11.2018 12:40, Aktualisiert: 29.11.2018 12:40
Yay! Earlier, I read RetroRGB's post about the tracker, and it says that it might come by February, unless that's just the Bombenleger game.

deleted
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 06.12.2018 1:17, Aktualisiert: 12.12.2018 21:09
Backed... Can't wait!!

The Stothearted
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 25.12.2018 22:10, Aktualisiert: 25.12.2018 22:10
Any word on this?

StinkerB06
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 28.12.2018 14:45, Aktualisiert: 28.12.2018 14:45
@KommodoreKaplan MK told me last month that all backers get an early-access version of the music tracker by the end of this year. Probably.

Patrik
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 18.01.2019 21:22, Aktualisiert: 18.01.2019 21:28
Anyone heard anything yet? Didn't get any response on indiegogo when I sent a message.

The Stothearted
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 18.01.2019 22:23, Aktualisiert: 19.01.2019 3:22
I imagine Martin is just MIA as usual. He's one of the most elusive people on this site.

Since he apparently backed out on the early access perk, here's to hoping the February deadline hasn't been tossed out the window as well...

The Stothearted
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 09.02.2019 23:26, Aktualisiert: 09.02.2019 23:26
Is this still slated for February?

Patrik
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 10.02.2019 8:37, Aktualisiert: 10.02.2019 8:37
Haven't heard anything either so for now it's 50/50.

The Stothearted
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 01.03.2019 21:40, Aktualisiert: 01.03.2019 21:40
Now that February has come and gone, I'm going to assume that there's little chance of this seeing release any time soon.

StinkerB06
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 06.03.2019 20:02, Aktualisiert: 06.03.2019 20:02
I wonder if he's still developing this project after all.

Patrik
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 10.03.2019 21:17, Aktualisiert: 10.03.2019 21:17
Guessing no one heard anything?

Patrik
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 17.03.2019 21:21, Aktualisiert: 17.03.2019 21:21
Got a response from Martin today. Tracker should hopefully be ready by next week and the game with other perks in 3-4 weeks.

StinkerB06
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 18.03.2019 16:35, Aktualisiert: 18.03.2019 16:35
I know it's going to be exciting as soon as this tracker comes out. Hopefully, but maybe, the songs he played in this video will be released as demo songs that come included with the tracker.

For now until then, I'll just stick to DefleMask if I want to make some VB-style tunes using the PC Engine mode. Although the PC Engine/TurboGrafx16 doesn't have the same soundchip as the VB, they both are comparable.

Scooblee
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 22.03.2019 1:07, Aktualisiert: 22.03.2019 1:07
wow, next week? it's good to hear some kind of word of a release time finally..!! hopefully everything will fall into place for it to actually come out then, heh.

also re: the songs in that video - I wouldn't mind if he released those as demo tracks (the first two are some of my old FamiTracker modules), but tbh I'd rather make some fresh ones that utilize the VSU more, instead of being module-conversions.
anyway yeah gosh that's great news, I can't wait ^^

The Stothearted
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 30.03.2019 22:34, Aktualisiert: 30.03.2019 22:34
Still this week...?

StinkerB06
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 30.03.2019 22:46, Aktualisiert: 30.03.2019 22:46
Honestly, he hasn't released the tracker since the last 6 days. Now that the originally-anticipated March 24th~30th week is coming to an end, the chance of it releasing is going to be more and more unlikely.

Maybe M.K. is still occupied with his personal life, or still needs to fix some bugs before releasing it.

StinkerB06
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 04.05.2019 8:21, Aktualisiert: 04.05.2019 8:21
Don't know what's going on, but there's this thread of the tracker on the chipmusic.org forums.

I left a reply last month, but so far, there's no response back from him.

ubersailer
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 08.05.2019 0:59, Aktualisiert: 08.05.2019 0:59
He contacted me on April 12th regarding getting him pics for the head in a jar perk for the bombenlegger game. I haven't heard from him since.

Patrik
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 08.05.2019 20:56, Aktualisiert: 08.05.2019 20:56
Havn't heard anything since I got that reply a few weeks ago. Tried to message him twice since then.

The Stothearted
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 09.05.2019 0:47, Aktualisiert: 17.05.2019 1:52
I've been waiting for a proper Virtual Boy tracker for over a decade... It'd be nothing short of a tragedy if this thing stayed in indefinite development hell.

czar_h
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 24.05.2019 23:05, Aktualisiert: 24.05.2019 23:05
I trust MK. He has a lot of experience in software development. Like Kevin Mellott with the hardware. (not Kevin Merlot eh )

StinkerB06
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 27.06.2019 15:43, Aktualisiert: 27.06.2019 15:43
Honestly, the campaign has become over a half-year old, and still... no word?? What a shame... Is he still doing lots of more changes and fixes? Someone backed for the tracker perk, but did he/she even get an early-access copy??

I bet it's time to borrow an accurate VSU-VUE emulation core and make a FamiTracker mod around that. And also, don't forget that DefleMask occasionally makes these polls where they decide what system gets added next ;-)

The Stothearted
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 29.06.2019 22:10, Aktualisiert: 29.06.2019 22:10
I'd be less bothered by this if peoples' money wasn't involved. Where is all that going? It's one of those situations where the benefactors' trust lies strictly with the reputation of the creator. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt if he turns up with a reasonable explanation, but it'd take a lot to justify disappearing off the face of the planet and abandoning your crowdfunded project for 6+ months. It's honestly gotten to the point that I worry something might've happened to him.

Patrik
 Re: dfunding for VB Music Tracker and a new VB
Geschrieben am: 06.07.2019 15:03, Aktualisiert: 06.07.2019 15:03
I'm with you on that. I've sent a few messages every now to check in but havn't gotten any reply yet. Seems more like something happened to him, let's just hope he's alright.