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Senile Team launches kickstarter for new Dreamcast title: Intrepid Izzy

...Also coming to PC and PS4

Senile Team probably needs no introduction to many Dreamcast fans out there, but in case you’re not sure who they are: Senile Team is an indie dev studio, probably most famous for its Beats of Rage game and engine – which allowed 100s of scrolling beat ’em up mods to be brought across to the Dreamcast and other platforms. They also developed Rush Rush Rally for the Dreamcast and WiiWare back in 2009.

Now the team is back, with a bigger and (arguably) more substantial Dreamcast title, Intrepid Izzy. But the team needs your help! Which is why they have setup a Kickstarter for the game.

Intrepid Izzy is an old-school platformer, being developed by Senile Team for the Dreamcast, PC and PS4 (no word of Xbox One or Switch support I’m afraid) – combining platforming, beat ’em up and adventure elements to (as Senile Team puts it) “create a unique experience with depth, character and above all, fun!”

I must say, it looks pretty damn fun, even from the early screenshots (gallery below) and videos (above). Some of the game’s features include:

  • Change Izzy’s abilities by collecting different costumes
  • Branching dialogue system
  • Simple, but versatile controls inspired by beat ’em ups: only 4 buttons used (jump, attack, special and look)
  • Fully configurable controls
  • Non-linear progression
  • Huge bosses
  • Magic, science fiction, talking animals, robots, spaceships… everything is possible and anything can happen!

If you want to show your support for Intrepid Izzy and Senile Team, head on over to their Kickstarter page now!

[Source: Senile Team, via Dreamcast Junkyard]

Graham Cookson

I'm the European Editor of SEGA Nerds and co-founder of the original SEGA Nerds website with Chris back in 2004 or 2005 (genuinely can't remember which year it was now!). I've been a SEGA fan pretty much all my gaming life - though I am also SEGA Nerds' resident Microsoft fanboy (well, every site needs one) and since SEGA went third party, I guess it's now ok to admit that I like Nintendo and Sony too :0) I'm also the Content Manager of the big data company, Digital Contact Ltd, in the UK: http://digitalcontact.co.uk/company/team/

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  • Luis

    I love the backgrounds aesthetics but not so fond of the characters, which look a bit “flashy” (as in “Adobe Flash”) to me. Still, very glad to see games for Dreamcast 🙂

  • Hikingguy

    I love when they make games for older systems. I will definitely consider backing the DC version. The game looks great and appears to be very smooth. This is totally not a fair comparison because I am sure there is much higher level of animation and detail in Intrepid Izzy but this reminds me of games like Turtle Tale.
    I wonder if the video is from the DC or PC. It seems pretty smooth.

    • The Kickstarter trailer video was made with footage from the PC version. It runs just as smoothly on Dreamcast though. 60fps, with the same animations and physics. 🙂

      • Hikingguy

        Thanks for following up! It is good to hear that the games will be very similar!

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