Another school project arcade game – Starcell XF-1

Shaggy October 5, 2008 3

I’ve stumbled across another homebrew arcade school project and maybe it’s just me but it seems like these are becoming more common lately. This particular project, called Starcell XF-1 is an original game running on original hardware that the students designed and you can see it in the video below. The game was inspired by another arcade shmup, Raiden and it looks like it could easily fit into the style of games you’d find in the early 90’s. It’s pretty good work (I especially like the music used in the video which you can hear by visiting the link below) – I just wonder how many of these students are interested in pursuing careers in the actual arcade industry down the line, I think that there is certainly a lot of room for people to get into the industry.

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  1. elvis October 5, 2008 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    I wish these sorts of subjects were on offer when I was in school.

  2. asasega October 6, 2008 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    I’m speechless
    Brilliant awesome
    The arcade scene needs more people like these
    The music is unbelievable
    I’m very very impressed by this game
    The arcade spirit will never die

  3. Shaggy October 7, 2008 at 12:51 am - Reply

    I’ve got another school project arcade title I’m going to post about shortly that’s pretty cool. I love seeing stuff like this, I just wish that they could be picked up to see further improvements or get a chance int he mainstream.

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