The Game Boy Advance Is Getting Its First Commercial Release In 13 Years (Goodboy Galaxy)

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The Game Boy Advance Is Getting Its First Commercial Release In 13 Years​

Goodboy Galaxy is on Kickstarter now, Switch version also planned

It's been 13 years since the Game Boy Advance last saw a commercial release, but that comes to an end soon as Richard Nicol is bringing Goodboy Galaxy to the console – as well as other platforms, such as Switch and Steam.

This platform adventure game stars Maxwell, a space-age pup, who "explores unfamiliar worlds, makes strange new friends and contends with mysterious forces". Goodboy Galaxy will feature "jam-packed levels with multiple routes, 50 different characters to befriend, secret areas and hideaways to be discovered as well as a wide array of beasties to blast".

There's a demo available now, if you want to give it a spin. Nicol has already gotten the game in front of some pretty influential developers, including Supercell creative director Paul Chambers, who had this to say:

Super crazy what you have done… seriously, well done - it’s a proper love note to classics and I feel it.

Adam Vian of SFB Games (Snipperclips) adds:

It’s so polished! Everything feels great. Real charming too, I love all the characters.

The Kickstarter funding target is £18,000, of which over £3,000 has been pledged at the time of writing. Funding options include a digital version for the GBA (£18) which you can play via emulation or on a flash cart, or a downloadable version for Switch / Steam (also £18). There's also a boxed GBA cart, which comes complete with manual and stickers, all supplied by First Press Games. This will cost you £44.

We have to admit, Goodboy Galaxy certainly looks polished.

Source: Nintendo Life

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I’m wondering, how does licensing work these days for new games on old consoles? Especially for physical cartridge versions? Do devs still have to pay royalties and fees to Nintendo?
I don't think so. If they were adding the Nintendo Seal Of Approval to the box and cart they would have to pay something.


Looks fantastic!

I'm not a huge fan of Kickstarter (still waiting on some projects from 2013, ugh) but I went ahead and backed for a Physical Switch Copy + a physical GBA copy as an add-on.
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