Written by redspotgames at 21. December 2010
Today marks not only the 10th anniversary of the world‘s first online RPG on videogame consoles – the well-known Phantasy Star Online by Sonic Team – but also the relaunch of Dreamcast Scene, a dedicated community for all Dreamcast related info. The website features a large library of info on hardware and games that only keeps on growing. Expect to see much more user generated content in the way of reviews, tutorials, interviews, and all sorts of site features.
In the past, the community has reached out to developers like G.Rev to voice the desire for new Dreamcast titles, and the staff have even been invited to the Tokyo offices of Sega of Japan and Milestone Inc. The latter of which would release the final official Dreamcast game ‚Karous‘ in 2008.
Munich-based Dreamcast independent publisher redspotgames have teamed up with Dreamcast Scene to bring the website back to life thanks to their help with public relations and infrastructure services concerning the server. Recently they have revealed ‚Solar Struggle Survival‘ for Xbox LIVE Indie Games and ‚Sturmwind‘ for Sega Dreamcast.
„This has been a project of the heart“, Max Scharl from redspotgames said „and had been accomplished by an international crew from North America, several European countries, and even Pakistan including the community who can participate.“
„We are grateful that we can present an exclusive feature on the first day after relaunch about how to get online with Dreamcast in 2010 and play Phantasy Star Online again“, Chris Radke, site developer of Dreamcast Scene added „hopefully many people find their way back to Pioneer 2 and participate in battles like in the glorious old days.“
Even with such a large Dreamcast database, there is still quite a bit of work to do. „Not all work is done yet, but soon we are going to have all articles back with major updates along with one of the largest download archives for all free and legal Dreamcast software“, Dr. Bilal Zia, Editor of Dreamcast Scene, promised.
Dreamcast Scene can be visited at www.dreamcast-scene.com and is also available at Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=125637697466265), Twitter (www.twitter.com/#!/dreamcastscene) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/dreamcastscene).