Cobalt Beta Delayed; Now for Gameboy

April 1st, 2014, Cobalt

We have some good news and some bad news.

The bad news is, the beta has been slightly delayed. We have decided to move our focus to more realistic goals for the project, and skip platforms are not good for jump-and-run games, such as Windows and Mac. Instead, we proudly announce the good news: Cobalt is now developed for Gameboy! Hit the jump for more info and screenshots!

Here’s a first preview of the new Cobalt title screen:

cobalt_on_gameboy

It took some effort to port our C++ and Lua-based engine “DaisyMoon” to run on the Gameboy’s 4.19 MHz processor, but now all major issues have been sorted out. The game has been adapted to fit into the 8 kbit RAM (although we’ll need to extend it using the cartridge options), and all artwork has been updated for the 2bit color palette (four colors).

The Gameboy has sold over 118 million copies, so the target audience is huge! Gameboy players are also used to twitch games, so Cobalt will fit right in. The game sounds and looks great on the device, just take a look of this cool screenshot!

cobalt_gameboy

Obviously we’ll support the Game Link cable, so you will be able to play Cobalt both cooperatively and head-to-head in action-filled deathmatch games.

Since we basically have to redo the game from scratch, we’re hoping to have a final release date some time early 2015.

Please let us know what you think in the comments!

// The Cobalt Team

UPDATE: Yes, this was an April Fool’s joke. Sadly.

14 Responses to “Cobalt Beta Delayed; Now for Gameboy”

  1. werwerwsx :

    Happy April Fools i’m guessing?

  2. Ben :

    April fools to you too <3

  3. Aspecsi :

    <3 i love it :D

  4. Dish0ut :

    Aw man, awesome! Will there be a Gameboy Advance version?

  5. fdagpigj :

    Damn, I don’t have a GameBoy. Anyone know where I can get one?

  6. Sakke :

    Will you be porting it to SNES?

  7. Crazydudeisrad :

    Will it work on gba emulators?!

  8. spaz :

    Lol! :D

  9. Librus :

    Hah, clever fooling, Oxeye.

    Someone should actually try this, though. You know, for laughs.

  10. ZKtheMAN :

    Don’t port it to Gameboy, port it to GBA. Or DS. Orrrr 3DS.

  11. InfiniteDawn :

    Hey the person that made the Coblat should totally port it to game boy. You could probably just change a few sprites on an old platform shooter to a some sort of viable” Cobalt experience.

    But no, seriously: Please don’t do this. I like Cobalt.

  12. Aidan :

    Darn, I read this today and hoped it was real as I bought an original Gameboy like the one in the picture a few days ago. :(

  13. wallmenis :

    Well I have a WII U and Nintendo will probably upload this kind of Cobalt at the Nintendo E-shop.So I can also play it on my Nintendo devices! :D But…if only the BETA wouldn’t delayed.:(

  14. wallmenis :

    Oh I also have a 3DS.

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