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New demo available

The Official Legend of Syro Pre-Alpha demo is now available! It’s Windows only, but should work on any machine with Windows XP and above.

Well, the pre-alpha demo for ‘The Legend of Syro’ is finally complete. As most of you probably already know, I’ve been working on a standalone Shining style game using gamemaker. Although the main game still has a long way to go yet, I finally have enough of the engine coded to be able to provide you with a standalone pre-alpha demo.

This demo has it’s own very lighthearted story, 2 battles, cutscenes, and pretty much everything else that you would expect to be in a shining game. Consider it a 2-3 hour long ‘Thank You’ game to everyone who has supported me here on SFC.

Even at this early stage the game has plenty of features and is very polished. Make sure you pop over to Shining Force Central and leave some feedback!

Download: The Legend of Syro Pre-Alpha demo

New updates to the project are posted to SFC pretty frequently. You can also view the project page here at The Shining Source.


Source: Shining Force Central – The Legend of Syro: Official Pre-Alpha Demo!

The Legend of Syro – Battle cutscene preview

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Chaos wizard98 has posted some more videos for their project, The Legend of Syro. The video below shows the new battle cutscenes in action. I think you’ll agree that they look fantastic!

The battle cut-scenes now support any frame limit as well as whatever animation speed you want to give it. This way you can really animate every aspect of the cutscene at the speed you want. I also fixed an issue caused by button spam and added 2 scripts which take care of drawing the right character and animation for the battle cutscene. Crit and Block scripts have also been added.

Be sure to drop by the topic at SFC and give some feedback.

Read more: Shining Force Central – The Legend of Syro (Fan Game)

Mega Force – Final release now available!

Good news everyone – Aura4 has released the complete version of his Shining Force fan game, “Mega Force“!

You might remember Aura4 as the developer behind the Shining Force 2 Remake (along with its source code).

Mega Force is written using the XNA framework, which means you’ll need Windows as well as the XNA runtime installed before you can play.

The final release contains the following:

  • 10 battles
  • 6 playable characters
  • 6 different types of enemies
  • A complete story

Go try it out!

Download Mega Force

The Legend of Syro

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Chaos wizard98 has been hard at work building a new Shining Force fangame, “The Legend of Syro”. There are some very big plans for the story, and the game engine is progressing at a good pace.

If the video above has piqued your interested (and it should!) then you can try out the demo below. Be sure to head over to SFC and leave some feedback!

Download the demo


Read more: Shining Force Central: The Legend of Syro (Fan Game).

Harmonia Tactics – Demo 1.4.3 Released

It looks like Christmas is coming early for Shining fans! The team behind Harmonia Tactics (previously known as Tales of Harmonia) have released a new demo, and it’s packed full of features!

As you can see from the trailer, things have come a long way since the old ASCII interface! The download is available for Windows and Linux systems, so try it out now!

Download the demo


Read more: Release Notes: Harmonia Tactics Engine Demo v1.4.3.

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