Ten years ago in 2006, we started work on an adaptation of Cool Herders for the Nintendo DS. The press release garnered some interest, including mentions on numerous gaming sites. The project did not make it to completion. But we got very close.
On the ten year anniversary (more or less) I am pleased to release the 90% fully playable beta for Cool Herders through this site. I'm asking just $10 which will be shared amongst the development team, who all worked very hard.
To make it worth your while, I've thrown a few goodies in there:
-Final working beta for hardware. Fully playable, although there are some minor cosmetic issues, and network play is a little slow and sometimes unstable.
-Patched beta to work correctly with DS emulators - nearly all of which display the same texture offset bug. Same notes as above.
-Early copy of the manual, which will at least tell you how to play, even though it's mis-formatted for letter-size sheets!
-Patched copy of the DeSmuME emulator which runs the hardware version correctly! (Note: Windows version only).
-PDF which was distributed around to publishers about the game!
-1600x1200 Wallpaper of Chrys the sheep!
-Post Mortem document describing what happened!
-Original animated pencil sketch of the menu layout! (As animated GIF)
-New unused title concept!
You get all this for your download, and the right to brag of being one of the first to FINALLY play this game! All I ask in return is that you refrain from sharing it on download sites for at least six months (until July 2017!) Send people here instead and we'll get the devs a little something for it!
PLEASE NOTE: this is a beta, which means it is unfinished. In particular you may experience some bugs, and it has not been through Nintendo lotcheck so may not meet formal release standards. Network play is slow and sometimes falls out of sync (although it is pretty playable). Story mode is 100% as is solo 'battle' mode, which is just the local version of network multiplayer, but testing has been minimal. There is no intention to finish it nor to fix any bugs you may discover. Do not buy if that will be an issue. If you want to see what you're getting, search Youtube. I've put up some playthrough videos (with ~-~SPOILERS~-~).
YOU MUST HAVE A WAY TO LOAD YOUR OWN SOFTWARE ONTO A NINTENDO DS, OR HAVE A WORKING NINTENDO DS EMULATOR, IN ORDER TO USE THIS. I CAN NOT HELP WITH FLASH CARDS. No refunds for failing to read this!
If you enjoy it, post on Twitter with a hashtag #coolherders - thanks!
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