Keeping SNES Alive

It's not often you hear about developers working on new SNES games these days, and it's even rarer to hear about one that was fully created in just ten hours.

'Keeping SNES Alive' is a brand new game from developer Dr. Ludos, who recently released another game for the SNES called Yo-Yo Shuriken - which came on a physical cart and everything. This new release was created for the Ludum Dare 46 game jam event and actually features the older Yo-Yo Shuriken game within it. SNESception.

The game itself is very simple, with players having to make a SNES cartridge (which is where that older release comes in) jump from one console to another while trying to keep each console's timer running. You see, each console has a countdown clock, and you'll need to make sure the cartridge successfully lands inside its slot before that countdown ends. Doing so resets the countdown for that machine, and you'll find yourself quickly hopping between each of the four SNES consoles on screen.

Keeping SNES Alive

You can play the game for free online, or you can download the ROM file to play on a SNES emulator or a real console if you own a flash cart. Dr. Ludos says, "All in all, I spent about 10 hours in total making the game (I wish I could have more time, but real life isn't always as you hoped). I spent about 2 additional hours cleaning up and commenting the code, as I hope it'll help and motivate you to start making new SNES games too!"

We don't have much experience with developing games, but being able to publish a fully-working SNES game in ten hours seems pretty impressive to us. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.