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NintendonlyMember Since 26 Mar 2009
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16 November 2017 - 11:42 AM
04 November 2017 - 01:54 PM
I'm guessing I'm a little older than you and my use of "homebrew" is broader than what you may be used to. In the early days of collecting, a homebrew was simply any game that was released that didn't come from a commercial publisher. On the Atari 2600, for example, there are homebrews that were created by developers who used to work for the big game publishers or maybe even had some of their old work that was finished but never released. It was officially licensed in the sense that they owned the rights, just not by Atari or the original publisher they worked for. Here's a wiki page that explains what a homebrew is and it definitely can be original work or licensed work.
I think what you're really talking about is a "hack" which often involves taking assets from another game and reworking them in some way. In any event, "official" is up for debate as Nintendo didn't manufacture these carts and the only thing that is really licensed is the code. As I've mentioned multiple times, there are a lot of games that have been licensed by the rights holders on not just the NES, but the SNES and many other platforms. What is official or not is in the eye of the collector.
Is Turrican for Sega Genesis a homebrew? It was published by a commercial publisher but not licensed by Sega.
04 November 2017 - 01:49 PM
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03 November 2017 - 05:41 PM
Count for what?