Elden RingIts dazzling world has inspired numerous fan projects and mods. Players are making fan art and the boys are making 3D printed pots, celebrating the hours they’ve spent with Lands Between. And one developer and streamer, Shintendo, is currently breaking the game for the Game Boy, with the goal of it working on “real hardware,” according to YouTube’s first trailer description.
Shintendo is destroying Elden Ring uses GB Studio 3.0, a popular classic game creation engine, with support for Game Boy and Analogue Pocket devices. So far, he’s designed a recognizable early game location – the Anticipation Chapel with its long bridge, and an Erdtree in the background. These locations look cute in 8-bit style, even when the Tarcked player still gets kicked in the ass by Grafted Scion in the first trailer.
Originally shared on Reddit, the project quickly went viral.
“The idea was inspired by my friends, we played a lot of Elden Ring together but we also love doing small video game projects together,” Shintendo told Polygon via chat. Reddit. “We are considering possible uses for GB Studio 3.0 as the topic of the Elden Ring inevitably comes up.”
His first trailer shows off some of the basic player movements, like the dodge scroll, as well as the fight against the fearsome hoodlum. “The most fun part is doing the modeling work,” says Shintendo. “It was gratifying trying to figure out how to represent a great character design like Varre or Ranni in a 16 x 16 drawing.”
His current goal is to try to finish the design of Limgrave by the end of May – a massive map in its own right, albeit only part of the overall game – before deciding, ” whether the rest of the game can be crammed into a Game Boy cartridge,” he said. “The most challenging part is definitely the limitations of the Game Boy and GB Studio 3, the gameplay looks more like Adventure for the 2600 than Elden Ring right now.”
Shintendo is live-streaming his progress on Twitch, as he continues to work on parts of the game at large.
https://www.polygon.com/23053469/elden-ring-game-boy-demake Elden Ring fan is demaking the game for Game Boy