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A Fan Made a New SEGA GENESIS Game Using a Windows 95 PC

A Fan Made a New SEGA GENESIS Game Using a Windows 95 PC

The 16-bit era of gaming wrapped over twenty years ago, but that hasn’t stopped one fan from achieving his dream of creating his own game for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. Game developer Matt Phillips successfully crowd-funded Tanglewood, a game intended to be an authentic Sega title in the vein of The Lion King and Another World. Phillips was recently profiled on BBC News, where he demonstrated his level of commitment to that authenticity. Phillips developed Tanglewood using a Mega Drive development kit and a Windows 95 PC–neither of which proved to be very reliable tools.

As mentioned in the video, Phillips is making this game available on actual cartridges in addition to a digital release, so it should be able to play on Mega Drives and Genesis machines even though Sega wasn’t able to officially give their blessing to the project. This was a labor of love for Phillips, but he jokingly indicated that it may have cost him his sanity.

The premise of Tanglewood puts players into the role of Nymn, a young creature who is separated from the rest of his family after the sun goes down. It’s a platform title that chronicles Nymn’s quest to survive the terrors that come out at night and reunite with his family. Phillips has posted a few demo videos of the game on his YouTube channel, including the below preview.

According to Phillips, Tanglewood is still on target to be released later this year. You can find more information about it at the game’s official site.

Are you excited about the opportunity to play a new Sega Genesis game? Let us know what you think about Tanglewood in the comment section below!

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