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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by MrJBRPG » March 1st, 2019, 2:56 pm

zak wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 1:56 MP
Is this you MrJBRPG? ;)

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Somethings either confirmed or it isn't. I'm excited too but maybe ease off the speculation? It's clearly getting on a few peoples nerves.
I never thought that I would end up causing some nerves from being a total fanatic with overloaded speculation, which is what some fans end up doing. I only intended to keep a cheerful spirit on the thread. I believe it is best for me to take a break from rapid posting since after all, Exa Arcadia has started up in September 2017 with launch titles due for release sometime in 2019 (Tentative Summer 2019) and has received support from various developers, distributors, and operators. We can only feel genuinely excited when Exa Arcadia actually makes confirmed announcements on anything.

Before I end my post, I like to give you a super Vlog from Arcade Heroes about the host and longtime operator's perspective on Exa Arcadia as a viable solution to broaden arcade experiences with an affordable price for generic cabinets and multi-game kits.



Anyways, there is plenty of things you can do to discuss about Exa Arcadia that can be constructive:
  • Browsing and Evaluating Exa Arcadia's website with constructive critiques (I have done that a few posts ago)
  • People developing games for the platform can ask for what features might be suitable for arcade version
  • Asking about upcoming features not shown yet (smartphone app companion, operators)
  • Showing off your Exa Arcadia passion (fan art, souvenirs, recorded gameplay footage)
  • Spreading news about Exa Arcadia to your nearest local arcade business along with press covering arcade games
  • Sharing your experience with any games for Exa Arcadia, if you played them
  • Keeping the community spirit positive about Exa Arcadia
Anyways, time for me to take a break from rapid posting.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by zak » March 1st, 2019, 3:00 pm

I like your enthusiasm :thumbup: :awe: :thumbupright:

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Dache » March 1st, 2019, 3:28 pm

There'll be plenty to talk about once it's out!

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by kopo » March 1st, 2019, 10:10 pm

I like what you' re doing MrJBRPG. Don' t get discouraged by the handfull of "AO elites".

Nothing wrong with being passionate about something.

(either that, or you are trolling :D )

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by nem » March 2nd, 2019, 12:46 pm

Pssh, I'm probably more excited than many others here, since I have LCD cabs just sitting in storage gathering dust. I would love to see uses for them. However, before they announce western distributors, pricing, launch dates, you know, concrete things, I'll temper my excitement.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by MrJBRPG » March 9th, 2019, 2:40 pm

The only latest and noteworthy news related to Exa Arcadia is that Aka & Blue Type R is having a 9-day location test, from March 8 to 17, in various arcade spots within Japan and is found in at least 3 places. Quite a step-up from a single location in Mikado.



If any of you are in Japan and can make to any of these places, feel free to post feedback and impression in the forums. Otherwise, let us all be fortunate that this is one step closer to worldwide release.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by zak » March 9th, 2019, 5:22 pm

It's gonna be great! I just hope that all devs will support 4:3 monitors.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Sepeh » March 9th, 2019, 6:10 pm

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March 9th, 2019, 2:40 MP
The only latest and noteworthy news related to Exa Arcadia is that Aka & Blue Type R is having a 9-day location test, from March 8 to 17, in various arcade spots within Japan and is found in at least 3 places. Quite a step-up from a single location in Mikado.



If any of you are in Japan and can make to any of these places, feel free to post feedback and impression in the forums. Otherwise, let us all be fortunate that this is one step closer to worldwide release.
While you are on it, let your nearest operator know that there is a new arcade system coming up which is like a modern Neo Geo...

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Dache » March 9th, 2019, 6:57 pm

zak wrote:
March 9th, 2019, 5:22 MP
It's gonna be great! I just hope that all devs will support 4:3 monitors.
I think it's a requirement for the platform that all games do.

Although I suppose they could output a 4:3 ratio 31k resolution with letterboxing if they can't make their game work without significant issues when converting from a standard 16:9 viewport. Did you mean you hope devs avoid that? It should be an option IMO as I could imagine problems like I mentioned happening, but devs should have to apply for it, as it'd suck for that practice to become the default. Would be interested to know how that's going to be handled if Shou is willing to talk about it publicly.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by unGDLK » March 10th, 2019, 8:46 am

Shou keeps hinting at Cave related things at the shmups forum.

https://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.p ... &start=270

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by nem » March 10th, 2019, 2:57 pm

Akai Katana Shin Black Label for exA-Arcadia, calling it now.

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Jan » March 10th, 2019, 3:20 pm

that would be fun :)

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Furtin72 » March 10th, 2019, 5:35 pm

After having played Aka to Blue and Super Hydorah till my eyes bleed on my iPad 12.9“, I must confess that I‘m a total sucker for what Shou is aiming for with exA Arcadia! I need those games in a cab! Also his love for the Neo Geo platform and the olde arcade days, is so very heartwarming!!

I‘ll spread the love, thats for sure! :D

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by EOJ » March 11th, 2019, 6:39 am

nem wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 2:57 MP
Akai Katana Shin Black Label for exA-Arcadia, calling it now.
That would be a huge bummer. They've made enough versions of Akai Katana already. Hope it's something more exciting.
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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by zak » March 11th, 2019, 9:35 am

EOJ wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 6:39 am
nem wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 2:57 MP
Akai Katana Shin Black Label for exA-Arcadia, calling it now.
That would be a huge bummer. They've made enough versions of Akai Katana already. Hope it's something more exciting.
If that's a starting point for new CAVE releases, I'm ok with that. Besides AK is awesome ;)

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by Furtin72 » March 16th, 2019, 9:43 pm

Just to get this thread going (and in anticipation of the exA release) I like to speculate that the Cave release might be a modified Dodonpachi Maximum. There I said it. ;)

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by EOJ » March 17th, 2019, 8:27 am

Looks like Aka to Blue R is scheduled for release this June:

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by phillv85 » March 17th, 2019, 12:53 pm

zak wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 9:35 am
EOJ wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 6:39 am
nem wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 2:57 MP
Akai Katana Shin Black Label for exA-Arcadia, calling it now.
That would be a huge bummer. They've made enough versions of Akai Katana already. Hope it's something more exciting.
If that's a starting point for new CAVE releases, I'm ok with that. Besides AK is awesome ;)
Must admit, it took a while for me to warm to AK, but once you have the mechanics down it's up there with the best CAVE has to offer. Far better than Ibara :shifty:

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Re: exA-Arcadia

Post by MrJBRPG » March 22nd, 2019, 11:07 pm

I can understand that EXA Arcadia knows a great deal of people to contact to ensure a great deal of titles for this year and a few more. Consequently, fans like me are eager to spread the word to other developers not yet familiar with the upcoming platform.

I wonder if any of you actually tried to contact game developers behind any games you wish to see on Exa Arcadia?

I have actually have done that to a few games that I believe would be nice for the arcade platform. I was at GDC and there were plenty of booths to actually talk to the developers.

Yet there is no Exa Arcadia at GDC.

I can name a few games and developers that are at GDC and informed them about EXA Arcadia as an easy to develop platform with emphasis on exclusive content and gave them the website link to discover for themselves. That does not mean anything but wishful and quick thinking from this fan.

Developers with games I informed about Exa Arcadia at GDC (No Exa Arcadia machines yet):
(Game) - Developer - (Country)


Samurai Gunn 2 - Teknopants and Double Fine
Mutant Football League - Digital Dreams Entertainment
Spark 2 (working alpha title) - Knightmare Games (they built the game on the arcade cabinet as a prototype)
Neon Abyss - Veewo - China
Pacer - Blinx.tv
Neon Nemesis - Toasty Titan (ctrl.alt.GDC with unique 4 vs 1 dual screen arcade speedrun race game)
Relic Hunters Legends - Rogue Snail
HeadSnatchers - Iceberg Interactive
Zeke's Peak - 56K games (this developer is recreating various dual joystick tilt bar ball games produced by Taito America along with new twists, like Ice Cold Beer)
One step to Eden - Ristaccia (Fast paced grid battle like Megaman battle network)
Next Studio - China



Also before GDC, I contacted the creators of SkyScrappers and they informed me that they heard about it somewhat from the indie game community and asked me if I actually worked for Exa. I replied that I am a passionate fan and praised them for actually making a platform versus game that utilized both horizontal and vertical (Switch exclusive) orientations.


I would not be surprised if anyone else bothered to ask developers about publishing games to Exa Arcadia as wishful requests.


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