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Title: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on January 01, 2010, 03:59:00 PM
ok guys, ive finished the prototype book, just a few stats for you

There will be approximately 100 pages (depending upon final edit)
76 prototypes have been documented and discussed to varying lenghths
We have 160 photographs on the collectors CD ROM

Now I'm just finalising the last edit, I'll be burning the CD-ROMS this week and producing a special presentation pack for the collectors edition
this will include

1. The Robot City limited edition game in a plastic container
2. A personalised copy of the prototype book for each collector
3. Special CD-ROM in DVD case with 160 images of the various prototypes
 
There finished! Will be shipping limited edition copies in next 7-10 days.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: VideopacBelgium on January 01, 2010, 04:07:51 PM
Great !  ;:)


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: dronspa on January 01, 2010, 04:12:03 PM
Good news!


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: immergruen on January 01, 2010, 06:43:51 PM
Great!


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Seob on January 01, 2010, 07:26:23 PM
Sounds like a very cool release.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: mjb on January 01, 2010, 08:47:46 PM
Sound greats Andy


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Ozyr on January 02, 2010, 09:03:50 AM
Andy.

One bit - just for the records - when did the regular RObot City carts get released, and please post when the special ones do. I would like to document this in the 'release' area of the forum.

Thanks!  ;D


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: glaucus on January 02, 2010, 11:21:31 AM
Andy, I can't wait to get my copy in the mail!!   :)

Thanks for this a release to remember!


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on January 02, 2010, 12:17:31 PM
Andy.

One bit - just for the records - when did the regular RObot City carts get released, and please post when the special ones do. I would like to document this in the 'release' area of the forum.

Thanks!  ;D

Regular carts got posted in early December I think, I've done so much over that month I cant remember yesterday!!


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: list on January 03, 2010, 06:44:09 AM
will there be a listing of whos got them like ccc has


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Rafael on January 03, 2010, 06:55:25 PM
Hi Andy, I usually like to see the product before add it to my car, can you post some pics?


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on January 03, 2010, 08:03:13 PM
OK to answer a couple of questions

1. Yes I'll put a list up at some time.

2. Yes when I have the CD's burned and labels printed I'll post a picture up.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on January 06, 2010, 12:31:26 PM
Here is an attachment for Robot City standard version, sorry for poor quality.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: immergruen on January 06, 2010, 02:46:06 PM
Looks nice. Cool robot.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on January 06, 2010, 06:40:09 PM
You have the prototype discovery king to thank for the art work, I thankyou Mr. Selten!


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Seob on January 06, 2010, 07:51:31 PM
Thx. Andy looks great.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: immergruen on January 13, 2010, 03:21:24 PM
So when will the special edition finally be shipped?  ???


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on January 13, 2010, 03:34:52 PM
End of this week! We have had terrible snow which has meant I've been snowed in for the last 3 days!! (NO WORK TO GO TO, HEAVEN!!!).


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: grgh on January 13, 2010, 05:17:15 PM
Shame my job can be done remotely across the internet  :(
I've been snowed in since about this time last week, and I only got time to finally go out for a walk in it all at 6:30am this morning.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Seob on January 13, 2010, 07:22:09 PM
Just say to your boss, that internet failed as well, due to heavy snow  >:D.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: grgh on January 13, 2010, 09:25:36 PM
How about "the baby dribbled on the router"?  >:D


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: manopac on January 13, 2010, 10:02:18 PM
whatever you say ... don't say it by email :-)


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Seob on January 13, 2010, 10:07:41 PM
whatever you say ... don't say it by email :-)
You are very sharp there manapac.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: steelballs on January 20, 2010, 07:41:46 AM
Who actually did the artwork for this then, because Dronspa gets the credit on the rear side of the front inlay ???


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on January 20, 2010, 09:22:01 AM
Patrick did the artwork but Dronspsa also contributed some artwork and contributions on the DVD so he got a mention just as much as Patrick.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: steelballs on January 20, 2010, 05:44:21 PM
Okay, I thought I had read somewhere a while back on the forum that Patrick had done the artwork, hence the confusion.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on January 20, 2010, 07:47:19 PM
No worries I hope that I have included everyone.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on January 20, 2010, 07:53:54 PM
Started shipping some UK / USA copies today and hopefully Europe in the next day or so with everyone shipped by this weekend.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on January 21, 2010, 11:20:57 AM
This is a message for all the people who wanted to know when we are shipping so that they could pay.

Well... WERE SHIPPING..... So if you still want a copy please send a payment to

ARYALS@HOTMAIL.COM which is my Paypal address..




Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ccc--- on January 22, 2010, 08:07:35 AM
Are the Limited Editions also shipped now?


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on January 22, 2010, 09:56:36 AM
I'm trying to get everything shipped by this weekend, I now have other projects like my Masters degree to finish.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on January 22, 2010, 05:30:11 PM
Just posted first batch of 15 copies of limited edition, hopefully get rest done for Saturday.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: VideopacBelgium on January 27, 2010, 12:38:58 AM
Woahw !!!!
The ROBOT CITY Limited Ed !!!! Marvellous !!!
(http://www.ddrbelgium.eu/ROBOTCITYCOLLECTOR.jpg)


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: immergruen on January 27, 2010, 10:55:20 AM
I wanna have mine, too!


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: grgh on January 27, 2010, 11:16:03 AM
Mine arrived yesterday, cheers Andy  :)


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: list on January 27, 2010, 04:50:33 PM
still waiting for mine  :(


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Seob on January 27, 2010, 09:59:56 PM
Looks great andy. Can't wait when mine arrives. Looks like it was worth the wait.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: VideopacBelgium on January 29, 2010, 09:39:06 PM
Mine arrived today, #29 !


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on January 31, 2010, 06:04:37 PM
Thanks for all the great comments. I have been talking to Patrick and we may release an updated Robot City front cover if anyone wants one thats slightlt larger and maybe with better text alignment. I can promise you now that this wont happen with Night Fighter.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Spiderman on February 02, 2010, 05:58:51 PM
Nothing recieved yet!!!


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: list on February 02, 2010, 07:09:47 PM
recieved today
many thanks ;)


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: mjb on February 02, 2010, 09:06:53 PM
Andy
Received mine on Monday and looks great,
Only one problem,my surname is spelt wrong on the inset for the dvd rom case,is there any chance of getting a replacement with the right spelling.

Thanks Mark


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on February 03, 2010, 09:40:32 AM
Mark,

send me a PM with correct spelling (SORRY!) with your address and I'll get you something printed off.

Andy


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on February 03, 2010, 09:41:05 AM
Nothing recieved yet!!!


Its been sent, so its out there somewhere!


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ccc--- on February 03, 2010, 07:44:14 PM
Andy I still need your address so I can send your parcel. Please send PM.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: glaucus on February 03, 2010, 08:32:22 PM
Hello Andy,

received mine last saturday and thank you very much. My name is spelled correctly.! which is often not the case!! Hopefully will see a release from your side in the future. :) :)



Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Ozyr on February 18, 2010, 06:09:30 AM
Waiting across the pond... I hate this part of buying overseas. The wait (not that it is anyones fault - but the mail system).
 :(


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ccc--- on February 18, 2010, 08:27:25 AM
Also still waiting ... :(


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Rene_G7400 on February 18, 2010, 09:05:01 AM
Me too...


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on February 18, 2010, 09:58:42 AM
Hi guys,

Rene, Dieter - waiting for some fresh labels to be printed, I'll post your games as soon as they arrive, sorry guys!


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Rene_G7400 on February 18, 2010, 01:24:51 PM
No problem.  :)


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: dronspa on February 18, 2010, 09:13:42 PM
Mine is sent?
Thanks Andy!


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Ozyr on February 25, 2010, 03:23:06 PM
If anyone sees a R.C. cartridge floating in the ocean, that is my copy (darn postal system). Regular copy order to be placed soon.

Not Andy's fault - damn postal system. Rare, but it does happen.
 :(    :'(


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on February 25, 2010, 04:31:07 PM
ok, guys!

For those of you that are still waiting

Dieter
Rene
Dronspa

The labels have been printed, I have them, I'm now just assembling the last 10 copies of Robot City, and we have nearly sold them all, HURRAH!



Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: RickO2 on February 25, 2010, 07:45:22 PM
If anyone sees a R.C. cartridge floating in the ocean, that is my copy (darn postal system). Regular copy order to be placed soon.

Not Andy's fault - damn postal system. Rare, but it does happen.
 :(    :'(


I have a bad feeling that my copy of Route 66 is floating next to your copy of R.C.  6 wks and counting.  :(


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: grgh on February 26, 2010, 12:43:37 AM
After my experience with USPS today I can guess where it went missing...


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Rene_G7400 on February 26, 2010, 12:50:10 AM
After my experience with USPS today I can guess where it went missing...

Why, what happened?


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Ozyr on February 26, 2010, 07:40:29 AM
Not a big fan of USPS, but this is the 1st time I've lost something. I've had things show up late, or get returned, which I hope happens, but it is late enough that I doubt this.

Guess it can be hard crossing that ocean....  ???


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Rene_G7400 on February 26, 2010, 09:25:05 AM
I'm waiting nearly 4 weeks for an item from the U.S. , I hope I have more luck in receiving it.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Ozyr on February 26, 2010, 09:43:56 AM
Wonder if something is up with cross sea mail? Three people here having issues, that is odd!?


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: grgh on February 26, 2010, 10:12:50 AM
After my experience with USPS today I can guess where it went missing...

Why, what happened?


This is what I sent my cousin (who sent the package for me):

Quote
USPS must have the worst customer service department in the history of the world, I'd rate them right up there with ebay. The woman couldn't tell me who was delivering the parcel, any contact details, how to claim on the insurance, who to contact for the insurance, or where in the US she was beyond Western US because... wait for it... security reasons!

It gave everyone in the office a good laugh :-) Wish I'd recorded it.

I took a guess on the UK courier it probably ended up with, and got it right! Somehow they marked it as for my next door neighbour, even though she could see it was right on the parcel. It'll be delivered tomorrow.

So POWERLORDS and a BOXED ODYSSEY CONTROLLER should actually turn up today  :)


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: RickO2 on February 26, 2010, 04:48:23 PM
This thread is going off topic but I did want to let you know my copy of Route 66 arrived today so there is still hope for you. 


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: steelballs on February 26, 2010, 05:44:04 PM
I've been waiting around 6 years for a Sega genesis accessory from America, should I just give up?  :D


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Seob on February 26, 2010, 08:14:28 PM
Andy, do the new label fit good?


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Ozyr on February 27, 2010, 03:11:07 AM
This thread is going off topic but I did want to let you know my copy of Route 66 arrived today so there is still hope for you. 

Yes it is off topic. Sorry about that Andy....

I am still glad R.C. is out. Still hope it shows up (one way or another). Look forward to other releases as well. :)


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on February 27, 2010, 10:57:51 AM
Andy, do the new label fit good?

Patrick,

The labels are excellent, as is all your work, many many thanks!

Andy


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: VideopacBelgium on March 03, 2010, 10:28:53 PM
Hi !
"Robot City" is a UK release with Videopac+ style cover and common plastic box (same as UK's Terrahawks, UK's Killer Bees...).
Why "Robot City" hasn't number 70 like European releases?


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: steelballs on March 04, 2010, 07:36:30 AM
This is one of the main reasons I won't be buying these releases, everyone else who has released a game did so as close to the original style as possible with number, front cover and label similar to the original releases - If Robot City had been a homebrew then I wouldn't have had a problem with a completely different look, but that is just my opinion and I'm sure there will be some here who beg to differ! 


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Ozyr on March 04, 2010, 08:25:17 AM
Yup, I differ. Don't really care how it is released, as long as it is. matching the past is just too much for me. It's 2010, not 198x (just my opinion)


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: steelballs on March 04, 2010, 06:18:44 PM
I'd agree with you Ozyr if the videopac was from 2010 but it isn't.................


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: dronspa on March 04, 2010, 09:17:47 PM
Hi Videopacbelgium,

Are the indexcarts for 51 and 52 originals? I thought UK "plus" releases came without indexcart... ?


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on March 04, 2010, 11:08:57 PM
This is one of the main reasons I won't be buying these releases, everyone else who has released a game did so as close to the original style as possible with number, front cover and label similar to the original releases - If Robot City had been a homebrew then I wouldn't have had a problem with a completely different look, but that is just my opinion and I'm sure there will be some here who beg to differ! 

We always stated that the labels would be different. The whole idea behind a new label was to try and fetch something NEW to the videopac rather than being boring and staying with the old styles.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: steelballs on March 05, 2010, 07:25:39 AM
Can't remember ever reading that the labels would be different but like I said I knew some people would beg to differ. Likewise I'm sure that some people will disagree that keeping the labels as original as possible is "boring".


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Ozyr on March 05, 2010, 09:49:02 AM
It boils down to differences in opinions. Sime like the old, some like new, some just don't care about it.

Simply put, you can't please everyone.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ccc--- on March 18, 2010, 03:45:12 PM
Got my Robot City Limited Edition today.

The envelope contained the loose cartridge and the prototype book CD.

Is it normal that the Limited Edition doesn't contain a manual and box inlay?


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on March 18, 2010, 05:06:40 PM
Have a look behind your DVD label the instructions should be in there so they didn't get damaged!


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: VideopacBelgium on March 18, 2010, 08:42:48 PM
Hi Videopacbelgium,

Are the indexcarts for 51 and 52 originals? I thought UK "plus" releases came without indexcart... ?
Hi!
No, indexcarts for 51 and 52 aren't originals. I print new indexcarts for UK's 49, 51, 52 & 53. I never saw originals indexcarts for those UK's VP and Canadian's O2.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ccc--- on March 18, 2010, 08:43:22 PM
Have a look behind your DVD label the instructions should be in there so they didn't get damaged!

Indeed, found it! Thanks.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ccc--- on March 18, 2010, 09:33:47 PM
ok guys, ive finished the prototype book, just a few stats for you

There will be approximately 100 pages (depending upon final edit)
76 prototypes have been documented and discussed to varying lenghths
We have 160 photographs on the collectors CD ROM

Now I'm just finalising the last edit, I'll be burning the CD-ROMS this week and producing a special presentation pack for the collectors edition
this will include

1. The Robot City limited edition game in a plastic container
2. A personalised copy of the prototype book for each collector
3. Special CD-ROM in DVD case with 160 images of the various prototypes
 
There finished! Will be shipping limited edition copies in next 7-10 days.

That first post in this thread sounded to me like there was a "real" prototype book to be shipped with the limited edition (because the CD-ROM is listed as a separate point). I thought there would be a book, plus a CD-ROM with the pictures. Was a book ever planned or was it originally planned to be released on CD?

And the cartridge came loose, not in a "plastic container", but I know that Andy told me he ran out of boxes.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on March 19, 2010, 02:41:22 PM
the book is on the CD-ROM as a PDF file, the printing costs would have massive! Any new bits I do will be released on CD's now.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Ozyr on March 19, 2010, 08:56:52 PM
Not sure why, what, where, but IT IS HERE! My copy of R.C. showed up today, out of the blue! SOmetimes I don't get the post office. Usually when I get something this late, the box is damaged, or the label is torn, or something. But, it was just perfect!?

Well, just glad it finally showed up. Thanks for Andy's patients on this one (and now I can stop bugging him  ;) )

 ;D


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Rene_G7400 on March 19, 2010, 10:34:28 PM
I never saw originals indexcarts for Canadian's O2.

Canadian plastic boxes don't have index cards, but some do have a "Philips Electronics LTD" sticker.


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: Rene_G7400 on March 19, 2010, 10:38:02 PM
Looks like I'm the last one who's still waiting...  :(


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: grgh on March 19, 2010, 10:49:24 PM
I never saw originals indexcarts for Canadian's O2.

Canadian plastic boxes don't have index cards, but some do have a "Philips Electronics LTD" sticker.

As shown here:
http://www.videopac.com/images/canadian09.jpg
http://www.videopac.com/canadian.html


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: dronspa on March 19, 2010, 11:32:26 PM
Looks like I'm the last one who's still waiting...  :(


No, me too. ;)


Title: Re: ROBOT CITY - FINISHED!!!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on March 20, 2010, 12:42:22 PM
All copies of Robot City have been sent out, we have had several people like ozyr who have had to wait. There are only 5 copies of the games left, so if you guys dont hear anything by the end of next week, I'll send off another copy. Can you both (Rene, Dronspa) send me a PM with your address so I can get another copy off to you.