Sure, the SEGA Dreamcast was not a commercial success during its 1999 – 2001 run, but many are still diehard fans of the game console. One such person stumbled upon a Dreamcast devkit and on it was a tech demo of The Simpsons: Bug Squad game developed for Fox Interactive by Red Lemon Studio around twenty years ago. Since this was only a proof of concept, music and sound effects were not added, but you do get to see a beautiful cel shaded rendition of The Simpsons’ home. Read more for the tech demo and additional information.
The game focuses on a mosquito or other type of winged insect and runs on the “Toon Render” engine. On a related note, another beta of an unreleased game, called Take the Bullet, was found on the devkit hard drive too, also developed by Red Lemon Studios.
- This 2-sided model includes a high-tech bunker and a revolving transmitter tower; When kids bring Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) and her archenemy, Cheetah (Dr Barbara Minerva), to the scene, anything can happen
- A winged Wonder Woman and Cheetah minifigures provide super-hero action, while a Max minifigure is at the control center; High above, the transmitter tower rotates through 360 degrees and up and down
- Kids can fix the Wonder Woman minifigure to the rotating transmitter as she flies around the tower, Max stands at the controls; When the Super-Villain, Cheetah, arrives, it’s time for an epic battle
- Boys and girls aged 8 and up will enjoy exciting, imaginative adventures with this popular LEGO DC Wonder Woman toy; An action-packed gift for all young super heroes
- Measuring 7” (19 cm) high and 6” (17cm) wide, with a radar dish measuring 7” (20cm) across, the LEGO DC Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157) set encourages imaginative play on a large scale
Oh my! Not seen that for 20 years! We had a great coder who had developed an amazing cell shading engine for DC. I knew Fox pretty well, so this was a demo we created and I pitched to them. We were never commissioned, so this was technically never an official title in development. This was a trip down memory lane. The tech was great, developed by a guy call Rich Evans, great coder. Bug Squad concept came from Jamie Grant if I remember. A great art team built the models. The tech was also pitched as a production tool for the show itself,” said Andy Campbell, Red Lemon Studio co-founder.