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CPHD News 11



Chers amis, chers clients,
Voici les dernières informations en direct du Cortex.
« Le Cortex., membre du jury du
Game à Niaque au Toulouse Game Show
les 29 et 30 novembre derniers »

Eh oui, Le Cortex. est encore sur les routes.
La réalité du business des artisans du jeux vidéos,
c'est aussi de participer aux manifestations qui
font vivre le média et le secteur...
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Dear friends and customers,
here is the latest news live from Cortex.
Le Cortex., was a panel member at the French
video game design competition 'Game à Niaque'
in the Toulouse Game Show on November 29 and 30.

And yes, Le Cortex. is on the road again.
The business reality of video game designers also
involves participating in special events...
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CPHD News 10



Chers amis, chers clients,
Voici les dernières informations en direct du Cortex.
« It’s alive ! » (en VO)
Ça y est, c’est fait : le prototype fonctionnel
tourne (enfin !) sur NÉO-GÉO.

Nous en sommes plutôt fiers, même si, compte tenu
des péripéties et des retards du projet CPHD, c’est
une réussite douloureuse....
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Dear friends and customers,
here is the latest news live from Cortex.
That's it, it's done: the functional prototype
and running (finally!) On NEO-GEO.

We're quite proud of, despite the ups and downs
and delays the DWTC project is a painful success.
Read more



CPHD News 7



Chers amis, chers clients,
Voici les dernières informations en direct du Cortex.
Y’a le caméléon qu’a buggé !
La chaîne de flashage étant opérationnelle,
les premières cartes ont été... flashées...
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Dear friends and customers,
here is the latest news live from Cortex.
The chameleon's bugged!
The flashing process is now operational,
so the first cards have been... flashed...
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CPHD News 6



Chers amis, chers clients,
Le Cortex. fait sa bonne action, et vous aussi ! Retour sur la dernière édition hebdomadaire du célèbre Humble Weekly du Humble Store. Vous connaissez probablement ...
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Dear friends and customers,
here is the latest news live from Cortex.
Cortex. It does its good deed, and so do you! Recall the last weekly edition of the famous Humble Weekly of Humble Store...
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CPHD News 5



Chers amis, chers clients,
Voici les dernières informations en direct du Cortex.
Retour des premiers tests de flashage : 215 km/h selon
les gendarmes, et un CPU grillé.
Le programmeur fonctionne. Le nouveau BIOS est finalisé
et le matériel permettant de flasher les...
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Dear friends and customers,
here is the latest news live from Cortex.
Return of the first flashing tests: 215 km / h
according to the gendarmes, and a blown CPU.
The Programmer is working...
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CPHD News 4



Chers amis, chers clients,
Voici les dernières informations en direct du Cortex.
« Il paraît qu’en l’an 2000, il n’y aura plus un fil »
(lire à voix haute)
Ce n’est pas tout à fait exact, vous le savez bien.
Chez le Cortex., c’est pareil...
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Dear friends and customers,
Here is the latest news live from Cortex.
"It looks like there won't be a wire
anywhere in the year 2000."
That’s not quite true, as you well know.
At Cortex, it's the same.
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CPHD News 3



Chers amis, chers clients,
Voici les dernières informations en direct du Cortex.
La carte électronique de CPHD est fonctionnelle...
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Dear friends and customers,
This is the latest news live from Cortex.
The CPHD smart card is functional...
Read more


CPHD News 2



An official family photograph of the prototypes!

Card in action

The first Prototype

Some memory chips

A Virtual Box

A Concrete Box

Compatibility with original MVS cartridge

Compatibility with original AES cartridge

Compatibility with original Le Cortex cartridge :)


CPHD News 1



Bonjour,
Attentifs aux questions et aux réactions de la
communauté Neo-Geo sur les canaux habituels...
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Hello,
Having received all the questions and reactions
from the Neo-Geo community through the normal means...
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CPHD is live on Steam now!!!



Here is the new trailer made for the Steam's release.


Important News


Here are the latest developments of the project
"Crouching Pony, Hidden Dragon" (CPHD for short).

When the chips aren’t strong it all goes wrong…

As we explained previously, we discovered a
problem with one of the electronic components
of the AES and MVS cards during hardware tests
in February and March.
A long search was required to isolate the root
cause of the issue but we are now very close to
a completely stable solution. We ended up needing
to modify the layout of each of the four circuit
boards and also switch to a different set of
soldering tools.
The precision required for soldering Surface-Mounted
Components (SMCs) requires the use of computer-controled
machinery which is very expensive to rent and even to
program. We must therefore be absolutely certain of the
result before we resume the production of the cards.
Given our size and resources we are having to do all
this work ourselves, which takes time. We are really
sorry about these further delays, but be certain that
we’re doing everything we can to finish production as
soon as possible and to get these cartridges to you.
Thank you for all for being so patient and for the
confidence you’ve placed in us: with your help the
first brand-new batch of NEO-GEO cartridges in 10
years should soon be rolling off the production line!

CPHD: full steam ahead!

In the meantime CPHD will see new life on a
different platform: Valve’s Steam.
Allow us to explain. During our most recent set
of playtests in October 2013, organized in collaboration
with NEKO (our publishing partner for PC Games/Consoles),
a member of Valve was able to try the game. He was so
impressed that he immediately asked us to bring CPHD to PC.
We agreed to this on two conditions:
• The first was that it should be the same game in all
respects, without any modification,
• The second was to wait until we had shipped the NEO-GEO
to the fans who have believe in us from the beginning.
These negotiations all took place before Christmas 2013,
before we started running into production problems, so we
had every reason to believe we’d be shipping the cartridges
long before July 2014. We thus agreed to a July 14th release
date for the PC version, and Valve agreed to provide us
with front-page visibility during the launch week.
Fast-forward to the present day and, despite the production
problems, we have decided to go ahead with the Steam release:
a studio of our size just can’t afford to miss such an
opportunity in terms of visibility, especially since the game
has been validated without passing through Greenlight.
See you soon for more news,

The Ninja Pony Team



Interview by Pix'n Love





2014 starts well, Pix'n Love devotes
a 8 pages to CPHD in its latest issue

Pix'n Love #24


Happy New Year





To celebrate this new year, we are releasing
a playable demo of CPHD featuring "The Mercant".

Click here to Download the demo

Interview by Premiere



Click here to read the article

A new article on the Premiere.fr Website
about CPHD.


An Extra life for the Pony


Last saturday at 1:35 PM on Nolife,
an episode of Extra Life have been
entirely dedicated to the Ninja Pony
universe! You can watch the TV show here:

Click here to see the show


The promotional period is over!


Our shop have been updated with a new
price for the Collector edition.
The regular edition of CPHD and
Combo vinyl/CD game OST are now available.


Last day for the special offer!!


Last chance for Neo-Geo Collectors to buy
the limited edition CPHD pack at standard
edition prices! This is an offer too good
to refuse!
Enter the world of Ninja Pony.

Limited Edition pack includes
- 1 Kit MVS / AES
- 1 Hard Box
- 1 Cover AES Japanese
- 1 Cover MVS Japanese
- 1 Cover AES US
- 1 Cover MVS US
- 1 Instruction manual
- 1 Collector Box
- 1 Art Book
- 1 Poster
- 3 Post cards
- 1 Figurine of Pony and Bikini
- 1 Instruction for Diorama
- 1 Combo Vinyl/CD Original Sound Track



Interview LE CORTEX english subtitled



The same interview than previously
but with english subtitled integrated.

New Screenshots



let's start!


Taste the Crabitain


In the Navy...


Time to shop some stuff


Sensei doesn't like Whale's vomit!


Stay away from Mecastaline


Don't plug your fingers into the plug!


How to make a Unicorn


Uppercut


Love boat :)



Interview by the French
online newspaper: Le Monde




"Le Monde is one of the most important and widely
respected newspapers in the world." (Encyclopædia Britannica)


Interview LE CORTEX english subtitled



The same interview than previously
but with english subtitled integrated.


Interview LE CORTEX



An interview of the studio LE CORTEX
about Crouching Pony, Hidden Dragon.


CPHD cutscene Stage 17




After, a pixel make-up session,
The Crabtain and NinjaPony meet each other..

Memory card prototype is out





The prototype is ready to be immersed its resin bath !


Making of pixel art illustration





Hayaku programmer





Its name says it all:
This programmer is definitely the fastest gun in the West!


Memory card project is ready for production!





This Resin molded 32ko memory card will be
available for free for all the early buyers :)
It features a notification led and is batteryless.
It lasts forever!


And then there was Light!





What would be a floating casino without the
sun passing through the windows?


This is polish time for the background





Final work on background.
Trying to make the best of our 16 colors palette!


The poster of the collector edition has arrived





As soon as it arrived it had to be hung up!


Kit AES/MVS update


Because a picture is worth a thousand words:
Here is the concept with images.










The kit "AES/MVS" is composed of 4 PCBs
and 1 new concept cartridge.
Swapping the PCB allow you to change the cartridge's format from AES to MVS and vice versa.
Whatever the NEO-GEO system you have,
you will be able to play the game.



New enemy sprites are out





No more draft sprites for the enemies.

Pony makes a military inspection before letting them enter into the game.


The polymer figurine prototype is out






US cover






Japanese cover






Collector edition






Gameplay Video




Crouching Pony Hidden Dragon is a Shoot-em up / RPG hybrid exclusive for Neo-Geo. Play the adventure alone or with a friend.
Confront hordes of ninjas, shaolins, geishas into intense fights, Collect money to upgrade your weapons and equipment, and finally earn your immortality.

Game Features

- Unique artistic graphic style
- New and innovative gameplay
- Upgradable weapons and equipment
- 23 missions over 7 huge different maps
- 7 epic boss fights
- 61 568 779 shurikens
- 1 bikini

Hardware Specifications

- Kit (MVS/AES)
- 1 576 megabits
- 256 megabits of amazing musics and sounds
- Custom made PCB
- Custom made HardBox


Game Pack


Regular Edition

- 1 Kit MVS / AES
- 1 Hard Box
- 1 Cover AES Japanese
- 1 Cover MVS Japanese
- 1 Cover AES US
- 1 Cover MVS US
- 1 Instruction manual

Bonus Collector Edition

- 1 Collector box
- 1 Artbook
- 1 Poster
- 3 Postcards
- 1 Figurine of Pony and Bikini
- 1 Instruction of how to build your Ninja Pony diorama
- 1 CD with the original Soundtrack


KIT AES/MVS


Fond of retrogaming, we try to preserve the videogame legacy. This is why we decided to design a new kind of cartridge and box to avoid the sacrifice of previous existing ones.
In a concern of equity, we wanted to create a multistandard cartridge so that all Neo-Geo owners can enjoy our games on the medium of their choice without having to buy a second time the same game.



Kit MVS / AES consists of 4 PCB's that you can assemble and disassemble easily with a simple screwdriver.


Heroes



Pony

A one-eyed biped Ninja Pony master of the kick in the butt.



Bikini

A gifted warrior and master of provocative dancing!



Intro movie





Screenshots



Title screen


Guess where is the Pony?


In the Navy...


Float of Fighters


Treasure of the Carribean :)


Click here to go to the shop

Preorder now and receive the Collector Edition
for the same price as the Standard Edition.