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Pier Solar and the Great Architects
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Pier Solar Release September 30th, 2014
Release date: Q2 2014
Pier Solar coming to PC

We heard you! You asked for it, and after 2 years, 3 prints, and 8 versions of Pier Solar for the SEGA Mega Drive and SEGA Genesis - we are pleased to announce we have been hard at work on releasing Pier Solar in HD for PC, Mac, Linux.

WaterMelon ran a successful Kickstarter campaign raising over 231.000 dollars for the development of Pier Solar HD to the newer platforms.

About the story

Being a turn-based RPG with state-of-the-art aesthetics, Pier Solar is a story-based RPG about the journey of three young heroes from the town of Reja. In this prospered and peaceful town there live three best friends: Hoston, Alina and Edessot. Young and curious, they want to go on a herb-seeking quest to help cure Hoston's father's mysterious illness. Little do they know ... it will be the beginning of their lifetime journey where they will learn the true meaning of friendship and the thrill of adventure.

This journey will demand their courage and wisdom to solve a long-lost mystery while they face the forces of destruction dispatched by an evil man who is trying to change the world for his own good. Through this escapade, they will be reborn as great heroes to protect the universe from a mistaken purpose..

What makes Pier Solar so special?

Pier Solar was originally designed and developed for the SEGA Mega Drive and SEGA Genesis. Yes, you read that right!! It was actually the only newly developed game for SEGA's 16-bit system in the new millennium. It's not a port, fan translation, or a copy of any other game. Pier Solar is a 100% brand new, entirely original,16-bit RPG.

We'll get right in to what we think makes Pier Solar so special:
  • A 100% Original RPG! Pier Solar was developed from the ground up. An original world, storyline, soundtrack, characters, enemies, and battle style. No ports, translations or copying from any other game - it's all fresh! The first original 16-bit RPG to do this in over a decade!

  • A Massive World to Explore! Pier Solar has 50+ hours of gameplay, over 300 locations, nearly 500 unique treasure chests, and over 800 NPCs!

  • Director's cut! Pier Solar expands what was the biggest 16-bit RPG Ever! We released Pier Solar on a custom 64MEG cartridge (the average SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis game size is 12MEG), making it the biggest 16-bit RPG ever! This allowed us to push the 16-bit medium to a precedent setting level, with state-of-the-art aesthetics and things like full-screen cut scenes, background scaling and 3D modes. But Pier Solar HD is more than just a port, the game is getting a Director's cut, and includes an expanded story with new locations and challenges, that couldn't fit on its original Sega Genesis/Mega Drive release.

  • Epic Battle Tactics! We developed an innovative battle system that puts you in control of up to five characters and includes in-depth strategic moves such as counter-attacks and a special strategy called Gather, which stores energy to unleash even more powerful moves and spells!

  • Translated in 6 Languages! Pier Solar is translated in 6 languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German.

  • An Original Soundtrack! A beautiful soundtrack written just for Pier Solar that embodies everything great about a classic retro soundtrack!

  • There Are Surprises! We also packed-in many other surprises and secrets like hidden areas and mini-games!

Pier Solar truly is a love letter to the rich, imaginative 16-bit RPGs of a bygone era. We crafted Pier Solar in the same light - with an authentic adventure, that resonates deeply about life, death, love, family, and friendship. Remember the wonder you felt when immersed into your favorite retro RPG? Pier Solar captures that same wonder.

What the media says about Pier Solar

“...this is a game I'll be keeping on my radar. I love the style, the aesthetics, and the classic
JRPG feel.”


“ promising title to play next December.”
- Destructoid

“Pier Solar bears the distinct honour of being a Sega Mega Drive game”
- Eurogamer

“WaterMelon’s attention to detail is staggering…a community-based development team with a
track record of integrity and a proving capacity to deliver on promises made”


“With a lengthy script, impressive graphics, and a top-notch soundtrack, those that still hold the
flame for SEGA’s console will have something new to be nostalgic over.


“The game itself, which comes on a high-density, 64 Meg cartridge, is a well-crafted love letter
to the turn-based, role playing games of a bygone era. It’s evocative of the 16-bit classics
Phantasy Star II and The Secret of Mana, both in scope and design. Pier Solar also sports an
enhanced CD soundtrack that truly takes the overall experience to another level.”


“90% GOLD Award…the best RPG of Sega’s 16 bit…well developed [and] well written.”
- Games Tribune

In a nutshell

Pier Solar is a product of passion, done by individuals who love video games in it's most pure essence. It's made by players for players. Our team has absolute commitment to the quality of the game as well as the experience of the players.
Popular Discussions View All (4)
Apr 4, 2014 @ 3:51pm
Switching between HD and original...
Sep 23, 2014 @ 10:09pm
Release date?
Apr 1, 2014 @ 7:38pm
Was this a SEGA MegaDrive indie game?!
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Jh0ySKW Oct 5, 2014 @ 10:00pm 
Voted!! RPG <3
chui4all  [author] Sep 23, 2014 @ 10:06am 
quinno87 Sep 23, 2014 @ 5:19am 
qué ganas!
Sonic Warrior Sep 18, 2014 @ 2:01am 
People have been bragging about this game since March 25, 2014. So when the heck is it coming out! O_O
Fishman465 Sep 10, 2014 @ 11:26pm 
woot greenlit!
chronomew40 Aug 31, 2014 @ 2:51pm 
Game release dates get pushed back often, but in truth I'd rather have a polished and good product then one put out in haste.
jayglaze379 Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:42pm 
Watermelon said it was comming out March 2014, and then revised it to June, now its September.... I wouldn't get too excited about anything that comes out of their mouth.
Hrist Valkyrie Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:10am 
Antyk, the game was originally delayed over 3 years; it's not vaporware, Watermelon literally JUST sent out an email the other day to members on their site/owners of the cart. From the email itself:

"Pier Solar
We know everyone has been waiting patiently for the final release dates for Pier Solar on Dreamcast and each of the modern platforms. We're in the absolute final stages of bug testing and submissions/acceptance with Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony.

Pier Solar is almost here and as soon as we get our final acceptance (SO soon!!!!), we will announce the final release dates and you'll be playing Pier Solar HD in no time."
MisterChancey82 Aug 16, 2014 @ 11:38am 
Man I can't wait for this. Why let the xbox version slow the development of all the other versions down?