Summoning Signals - indie game coming out in 2020

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Re: Summoning Signals - indie game coming out in 2020

Post#31 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:22 pm

I really enjoyed the demo. A very French touch feeling to the whole thing. Great work!

I'm interested in your Lua setup. I can see the scripts when looking at the disc image through a hex editor. How do you package it all up? I'd like to make a Lua game for Dreamcast.

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Re: Summoning Signals - indie game coming out in 2020

Post#32 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:57 pm

A release is still planed in 2020 ? ^^
Anyway the game looks great. We'll see.

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Re: Summoning Signals - indie game coming out in 2020

Post#33 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:47 pm

Time to bump this thread and put some information out here.

So Summoning Signals was intended to release in "Winter 2020" as claimed by the developer and the publisher, RetroSurge Games. The original Twitter account, @12dbsoft, was changed to @Bertholet_ sometime in January, and on Patreon, the 12dbsoft account made a final post on January 6, indicating the end of 12dbsoft.

Given that it's now March, I'm fairly certain that both of 12dbsoft's titles, Reaperi Cycle and Summoning Signals, aren't likely to release soon, if at all. To quote the developer...
I'm also trying to focus less on computer/technology-driven projects and more on writing and using pen and paper for sketching idea that might just never end up in a projet. Not every idea need to become a video game prototype.

Summoning Signals initally debuted as an alpha before a more fleshed out demo came along in October 2020. But Summoning Signals began development following an announcement in August 2019 that Reaperi Cycle would likely never be completed. This makes two games that are unfortunately not going to be complete, with only demos existing (i.e. "The Hideout" and the Summoning Signals demo, both on

At this point, Bertholet has created and kickstarted two separate projects, one called Zinequest and a TTRPG called Tales Of The Glass Gnomes. Not much can be said for now on the future of the games.

I hope for nothing but good things with the dev's future endeavors. Game development is hard, and as we're aware, some projects won't always make it beyond the drawing board. That we even had an opportunity to see what this man was dreaming up is an indication that he has creative chops. Maybe one day, we'll see the full story of Reaperi Cyclo or Summoning Signals, and we can hail it among the greats like LOL Lack Of Love, or Seaman. For now, it is a charming showcase, like Take The Bullet or Innocent Tears.

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Re: Summoning Signals - indie game coming out in 2020

Post#34 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:24 pm

thats a shame. the game had promise and was very creative. hope the developer finds peace of mind. mental health affects everyone.

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Post#35 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:29 am

That's a shame - what was showcased was very interesting but at least we got a demo. Lots of projects don't even get as far as this and from the human side realising creative ideas can be very difficult. Life gets in the way, work and responsibilities. Anyone who commits their free time to any DC endeavour should be applauded and we have some folks at DC Talk who deserve a great deal of thanks for all they've done.

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Re: Summoning Signals - indie game coming out in 2020

Post#36 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:59 am

Hello everyone.

It is true that, for now, development has stopped for both project. It's not so much of a surprise for Reaperi Cycle. As for Summoning Signals, I have to say that releasing the demo burned me quite a bit and that I hoped to reach a larger audience.

I still love the project and can see myself continuing it at some point. Perhaps will smaller goals. The demo is not perfect but I'm proud of what I've done. My main frustrations with the project were the choppy audio and some memory issues (that were mostly fixed IIRC).

Thank you for your support.

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Re: Summoning Signals - indie game coming out in 2020

Post#37 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:28 am

A big shame to stop this project.
For me the audience started to be bigger, i'had seen some Facebook articles about the game, some videos on YouTube...
Hope you'll continue one day, why not as you said with smaller goals.

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Re: Summoning Signals - indie game coming out in 2020

Post#38 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:06 pm

Didn't know about this, and looks very cool, downloading, thank you!!

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