>> Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The new version of Frog Feast has just been released on Atari Jaguar and publisher Chaos89.com organised a cover art contest to get a fresh cover. Oldergames is also planning a re-release of the other CD-i titles as well including a re-run of Plunderball and Jack Sprite: The Crimson Ghost. RW Bivins explains: "I've been meaning to do another run of our old CD-i titles but with my current schedule (very time heavy) and our preparations for CGE (launching 10 new products) it was pushed back. I have been in discussions with Devin Shockwell over sponsoring a fan art contest for the new editions of our CD-i titles which I plan to put in motion within the next two months."
Interesting was the rise of the Special Edition of Frog Feast, as you can see here: Do you know what this is about? If you think this is about some enhanced features, you're wrong!
It seems like the original additions to the Frog Feast CD-i game are now transferred in all new other versions of Frog Feast. Charles even puts the individual number in the intro screen of the game, which makes every copy unique. Also our inspiration of a credits screen has evolved in the newer Frog Feast games including the just released Atari Jaguar version. Unfortunately I was only able to grab a low-res screenshot for you. It seems like Oldergames is not in charge for the new Frog Feast game: The Chaos89.com logo prides on front and replaced the Oldergames logo. I guess this is because the cartridge release? The Jaguar version also features a different soundtrack, which also sounds very good!
Unfortunately we have to wait until Oldergames has the time to organize the re-run of their CD-i stock and how the homebrew scene will be asked to participate in this. As always with CD-i news, this will take months and months but eventually: It will happen. Some other CD-i projects will take another 'months and months' like Topxicemu's CD-i Repair Guide...
So according to Oldergames we'll see the re-release of some CD-i games which is very good news. Soon people will be able to buy these prototypes again. I won't start about the IP again, but I'll leave you with the comments of Oldergames about this issue: "We are simply making our money back to support the costs of purchasing the prototypes. Consider the expenses. I will not deny that we had made some mistakes in the past, partly due to our inexperience in certain areas of IP law but we are far from a piracy group. How does oldergames get the rights to release these games? IP buyouts, contracts, licensing fee's, cold-calling, reversed write-offs, developing in-house, financing homebrew projects, bulk and advance payments.... you know... the usual."
Meanwhile, read everything about Frog Feast CD-i here:
The Release Info,
Info about a possible sequel,
The Source Code.