Posted on 2024 February 23 [ Permalink ]
Manufacturing In Progress: First Cartridges Assembled
The very first cartridges have just been flashed …
… assembled …
… and labeled by poly.play.
Posted on 2024 February 19 [ Permalink ]
Gold Master Created And Submitted To Poly.Play!
We added the final touches, performed the final tests and created the final builds: Sam's Journey on the NES has just been submitted to poly.play for reproduction!
Sam's Journey NES Gold Master
The very first cartridge to contain the finalized game
Shipping of the Standard Edition is expected to start this month. The Ultimate Edition will follow closely as soon as the big boxes arrive from the manufactory.
Posted on 2024 January 31 [ Permalink ]
Finalized Boxes Arrived!
The boxes for the Standard Edition of Sam's Journey on the NES just arrived at poly.play - and they look great!
Sam's Journey NES Standard Edition Boxes
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The boxes came in a huge package that got delivered to the doorsteps at poly.play's.
Sebastian from poly.play is checking the quality of the print …
… the folds …
… and the edges. All good!
And the boxes for the Ultimate Edition are on their way as well.
We're now aiming at a release in the course of February. Fingers crossed! And thanks for your patience!
Posted on 2023 December 24 [ Permalink ]
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
It's also Sam's 6th birthday on the C64 – and he will celebrate his inception on the NES very soon!
Sam sends Season's Greeting from the NES
A huge thanks to all retro-gaming fans who pre-ordered our game! The unexpected delay of an important shipment may have spoiled our intended December release, but we will do our best to get it done and sent out to you as soon as possible.
Posted on 2023 November 29 [ Permalink ]
Shipment Stuck At Customs
We are currently awaiting a very important shipment from overseas that's been stuck at German customs for a month now.
Both the sender and the receipient opened tickets, and the carrier has begun its research.
Unfortunately, this incident delays our production schedule. We'll keep you posted.
Posted on 2023 November 27 [ Permalink ]
Costume Cards Arrived!
Next piece to the puzzle:
The Sam's Journey costume cards just arrived at poly.play!
And we're in luck: a full set of seven cards fits perfectly in the dust sleeve along with the game cartridge without things getting too tight.
Posted on 2023 November 10 [ Permalink ]
Cartridge Labels Arrived!
The cartridge labels for Sam's Journey arrived at poly.play!
Posted on 2023 November 05 [ Permalink ]
Double Gold Medal For Sam In Italian Zzap! Magazine
The Italian Zzap! magazine published an extensive review of Sam's Journey on the NES as well as the C64 - and both versions were awarded a Zzap! Gold Medal!
Cover Of Zzap! Italy Magazine, Issue #10/95
From the NES review:
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Il platformer assoluto del C64 si conferma un capolavoro anche su NES. – Zzap! Italy
The absolute platformer on the C64 is confirmed as a masterpiece on the NES as well. – Zzap! Italy (translated)
Award: Zzap! Gold Medal
From the C64 review:
Se fosse uscito ai tempi d’oro, probabilmente lo ricorderemmo come il Mario del C64. – Zzap! Italy
If it had come out in its heyday, we would probably remember it as the Mario of the C64. – Zzap! Italy (translated)
Award: Zzap! Gold Medal
The full reviews start at page 36 in issue #10/95 of the magazine.
Posted on 2023 October 24 [ Permalink ]
Sam's Journey Review In Debug Magazine
Sam's Journey on the NES received its first review in a printed magazine! The British indie gaming guide Debug took a closer look at our game.
Cover Of Debug Magazine, Issue #3
From the review:
With fluid gameplay, a vast amount of levels and delightful jingles to accompany you, Sam’s Journey is an absolute must for platform fans and one of the best indie games I have played this year. – Marc Jowett, Team Debug
The full review can be found on page 75 in issue #3 of the magazine.
Debug focuses on indie gaming. Not only do they present the newest titles; they also talk to game designers and give you insights into the development process.
Posted on 2023 September 18 [ Permalink ]
Circuit Boards Arrived!
Safe, sound, and earlier than expected:
The circuit boards for Sam's Journey on the NES just arrived at poly.play!
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