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Fonzie , 04/09/2017
Silence is gold but not always!
We were not very talkative those last months... we were at war! Struggling and battling with our payment processor, Paypal...
... as they locked our funds after over 8 years of business! An independent video game company is apparently not supposed to be that awesome!

Thanks to your trust and love for quality retro games, we received an unprecedented large amount of orders. PayPal decided it was way too suspicious for a Mega Drive/SEGA Genesis game to be that successful. Yes, you heard it right! We are not drug dealers! We are all 16-bit addicted, but nothing to cure about it!

Even if they locked our funds, we continued part of the production on our own savings and it greatly affected our schedule and operations... in order to produce the biggest 16-bits games ever produced, we require a lot more than pocket money!

You know now why the order page was unavailable. No stone was left unturned in seeking to remedy the problem and we finally reached the rights people. We should receive our funds in about a month.

Planned on fall 2017, the release date will so be pushed a bit. PAPRIUM will rise from earth early 2018.

Q. Is my money lost?
A. No, your money is in Paypal's Bank account at the moment.

Q. Are my orders / preorders cancelled?
A. No, we still have your orders / preorders registered, no worries.

Q. Will I get my games?
A. Yes, of course.

Q. Wait is too long, can I get a refund?
A. Yes, anytime, please contact the support, we will refund and cancel your orders / preorders.

For the one that would find the extra wait unacceptable, contact our support for a refund. For the others, a huge thanks, you won't be disappointed! Thank you again!

   SpinDash96 , 24/09/2018 - 23:59
Ola boa noite comprei o game assim que foi anunciado e desde então estou a esperar novidades soube do acontecido mas em momento algum duvidei da responsabilidade de voces mas quero saber como estão as coisas e se Paprium ainda será lançado desde ja obrigado.
Nisedreemz , 06/09/2018 - 07:23
PayPal will freeze an account for 6 months at the most. Where is the disconnect? It has been 1 year. The small amount of information that has been available for literally years is ridiculous. I will probably start contacting companies who sell Pier Solar to see if they will pull it off their site
comport9 , 31/08/2018 - 22:53
Yeah, this is total BS. I commented months ago asking what was going on... no response. So yeah, I want my refund as well. That's like 3 games and a controller...
Hastor , 27/08/2018 - 17:09
The golden silence has turned into tarnished green copper. If you got problems, talk about them, you'll have people that have your back. Staying silent is just brewing anger as it feels like we're being flipped off every day of silence that goes by. If there's big issues, tell us, update us on them!
   davvii , 26/08/2018 - 18:57
bonjour , pouvez vous nous donner des informations sérieuses sur la date de sortie ? un an sans nouvelles est ce normal pour vous ?
Fonzie , 26/04/2017
PAPRIUM! Rule Be ruled, or Die!
PAPRIUM is resurrecting the Sega Mega Drive! April 25 2017 - RedBull say so...
And they are not the only ones. [:wm] founder explains why: "With its 80 MEG, PAPRIUM will be the biggest Mega Drive game ever made and believe, it will rock!". Thanks to the enthusiasm of all the 16-bit fans around the world, things are getting huge!


Oh by the way, the EURO Limited Edition of PAPRIUM is already sold out!!!* don’t miss the USA, Japanese and the Grand Stick III Limited Editions! Of course, the Classic Edition is also still available!
Pre-order details available here: 

Wanna know more?

More articles or interviews here:, DirectMatin, GamingRebellion, NRJGames, Gameblog, Gamekult, Eurogamer, destructoid, gamereactor, IGN, Automaton, Famitsu, Livedoor...

You find an interview or article interesting? Do not hesitate to comment and let them know!



With PAPRIUM, WaterMelon Games is getting back to the original homeland - the land of the rising sun. We do believe that our efforts will finally get results. Will SEGA finally make a good move? Our trailer has been viewed more than 200000 times, help us to continue to spread the word... and lets hope for the best!
View PAPRIUM trailer here: 


makinagenesis, kogami, LINK2LINK, kealy1994, winds, Truck_1_0_1_, Lichtkegel, mft377, ichigobankai, thesegadude, sergio_br2, PreZZ, zredgemz. They won a PAPRIUM golden cartridge! The battle was fierce! Congrats to them! Are you an investor? Check here for some extras: MGF/boards/paprium-inv_23/True-contest--6_25093/ 


For the pleasure of the eyes! The Grand Stick III, Limited PAPRIUM Edition! Pre-order details available here: 

We have way more surprises to come... Stay tuned!

* This do not affect investor's conversio
Neomedia74 , 25/08/2017 - 03:50
I just tried to pre-order a copy, but your shopping cart system is down!
fafadou , 30/05/2017 - 13:16
A dreamcast version will be welcome ^^ What an amazing game ! Thanks for your works.
leandrao0 , 07/05/2017 - 01:33
It Works in new TecToy Genesis? A Lot of people bought the new Genesis in Brazil (like me).
   _Vetea_ , 26/04/2017 - 09:48
Super interview ! :D On attend une interview en français maintenant !! ;)
kenshin_sp , 05/10/2016
Pier Solar SG Research
Hi guys how you´re doing? Hope well I´m kenshin_sp one of the Pier Solar HD devs and guide dev, so after the guide was released we´re thinking about the next books with WM and I keep thinking about a lot of things sitting here drinking in my Bethina´s mug...

You know people complain a lot about the Pier Solar dungeons difficult and even Tim our beloved friend who wrote the guide said a few times that some dungeons (that of course, some were made by Fonzie, dam´you fella) are very difficult to beat, we discuss a lot about it when choosing carefully what put in the guide and what not back on those days, and I remember very clearly to say to the guide team that I want every map of the game to be present in the guide!!! And yes thats a lot of pages (about 446 to be exactly and a dozen of maps in it) and as an experience considering that I was the map compiler of the guide and resource master, I decided to make this entry to break the ice choosing in my opinion what is the most difficult maps in the game to me, so yes this will work as a laboratory for our future works (yes yes some surprises hum?[:/]) so to me as a player they are as follow:

- Definitely the huge Verahansha City, OMG in the guide you have a full map of it with every store and every item location it takes a lot of time and a few white hair on Ben to put it at reasonably state on the guide and to me to make a very detailed guide to every item presented in this place, its one of my favorite places in all the game and definitely the most difficult to do (Fonzie youre a crazy guy)


- Ludon Basement, OMG I hate that light blinking in the HD edition it make my nerves !!!!


- Bethina´s Castle, yes I confess I hate the slippery floors more than anyone and this castle is really a maze without a map and a guide and many prayers to keep yourself alive facing dozens of mad enemies holding weapons!!! Did I said that I´ve beat the slippery god thing and it took me years to get the emblem at the site??? Yes yes life is not fair and I had a trauma since!!!


So guys as a little research now!!! Whats is the most difficult maps to you??? I´ll take note of every opinion and consider this research for the next guides to come (and yes we´re plaining a lot of things here on the land of watermelons[:O]) and who here have played the game using the guide??? What you think about it, did it help you??? Did you like the overall quality of the guide??? Have suggestions for the future works on [:WM]???

Did you think that the trophy things are difficult or easy??? (yes I´ve made every trophy for the HD edition and we have a cool trophy section in the guide). [:murto]

So see ya in the next posts (and yes bet I´ll come back here more often with some posts and news about WM next projects!!!)

All the best to you all folks!



kenshin_sp , 17/12/2016 - 16:40
Guys make a topic to ask question about something, this is the wrong place to comment some things, it´s nothing personal just a little bit of moderation and nothing else :D
uipneu , 11/12/2016 - 16:19
Why is my message erased?
sabin1981 , 08/12/2016 - 10:10
I'm not sure what you mean by "not here", have they left the company? Are there different parts to the dev team? The game itself is great, it really is, but there are some issues that could -need! - to be addressed. Chiefly for me would be the BOOP! sound effect after every sentence in conversations
kenshin_sp , 22/11/2016 - 16:16
@sabin1981 good news: we´re still alive; bad news: people that make the steam game and atualizations aren´t here atm, so no news that I can share about the future atualizatios on steam, but I´ll talk with the boss about that asap!
sabin1981 , 19/11/2016 - 19:40
So, knowing you guys are still alive, is there any chance you'll finally get around to updating the Steam build of the game to tackle the growing amount of feedback on the completely-ignored-and-abandoned Steam forums? Please? Yes? No?
Fonzie , 04/10/2016
The official contest results! Thanks everyone, lets praize our champions!
Very busy at the manufacturing of a new set of development cartridges! But the contest is over and here are the results!

There are some duplicates (two people having same ideas), so when this happened, I've picked the earliest occurrence.

For people having posted on facebook and Won something, please identify yourself in the comments here so you can receive your prize! Prize will take some days to dispatch, thanks for your understanding!


[:fourmi] Special classics mentions to.


Lorenzo Borja

George Filby IV




Paul Wood

[:fish] The tactical entries!

Reward: CHOCOLATE MEDALS + 150 GEMS (just because I can!)



[:captain] The Finalists!

3rd (BRONZE MEDAL + 200 GEMS):
Ben Nahum



Congrats to DougDimmadome! Creative, and refined! Not only he will get his prizes but be certain I got extra surprises planned for him!


Hoh, and one last thing that left me outraged and required a special category.

[:dead] Insane and provocative entry!

Anyone having a spare MD around to help that distressed guy?!

Julien Ruoclebuad

Thanks everyone!
gnark1ll420 , 30/03/2017 - 03:08
Hope I am not too late. So sorry about the late response but I am George Filby IV
strider1911 , 17/03/2017 - 09:08
I'm sorry I'm late! Didn't know results were in :( I'm Ben Nahum, 3rd Prize.
Fonzie , 15/02/2017 - 17:12
Took some time but dispatched GEMS & medals, thanks for your patience. For "Paul Wood" and "George Filby IV", will need further investigation to figure out your nicks!
Buckoshow , 16/11/2016 - 14:54
Seriously ? It's a crappy toilets reference which won the contest ? O__o WTF ? T__T
winds , 09/11/2016 - 00:24
Wow!! 2nd Place! I'm so happy! :D haha. I never thought i'd win this contest but am so glad! Thanks to all the WM crew and also all the winners!
Fonzie , 11/09/2016
ProjectY, Status and Contest!
So much updates within a few days!
[:wm] is on blue drug!
Status of the game!

The game programming is halted since august 2016 and hopefully resume shortly and is mostly related to gameplay tweaks now.

In the meant time, graphical improvements to the game never stopped as nothing is too good for the ultimate beat them all!


Few of the changes/additions:

- One level (a jazz restaurant) was entirely re-done for a club.

- (Previously) another level got also re-done to accommodate more gameplay variety and surely a lot more fun.

- Levels felling a bit short were expended in length.

- We added one new boss and one new enemy to ensure great variety of bosses across the numerous levels.

- We added a new weapon for one enemy, surely refreshing/unseen before for a beat them all!

- Animations and gameplay are fine-tuned down to 16ms precision.

- New intro and outro artworks!


- Numerous additional artworks for goodies, posters and surprises!

- Added Fonzie as the big boss of the game because he said "it's my game, fuck the story"*.

The contest!

Some noted that previous small in-board contests didn't see any winners picked! That's because nobody won! Fonzie was heard to say "You all sux!"*.

So this is time for a real contest! Add captions to the teasing PY gif! May it be angry, funny, sarcastic "or just lame"*!
We will pick the best and the winner gets a signed copy of the game**!

- Go this link: 

- In the "Enter Giphy link or Image URL", copy and paste this link: 

- Then type in your caption text, save and copy the link of your new gif.

- Post the link as a comment on Facebook, here:  

Everyone doing the above gets some extra points but you can also post the caption text as text-only in the comments section at the bottom of this very blog post! You can also do both, that would rox! [:captain]

Contest ends the 28th of September!

Good luck to everyone, stay tuned for more news, next round is for PN, probably Monday, will also be messages posted in the boards soon.

*: It is unclear what was really said. Nobody can't tell for sure.
**: When it releases!

Robyboy , 14/11/2017 - 18:21
Hi guys I know Paprium has been delayed and has taken more time to a release date but I know for sure it's going to be a great game well worth the wait. In the mean time I wanted to say something guys would you be able to try get a Sega mega drive game released its called ( Hardcore ) that be great
Fonzie , 04/10/2016 - 07:38
Hi Guys! Contest is over! So many entries, over a hundred! Now looking for the winners! Thanks!
TheFop , 29/09/2016 - 05:04
Contest caption: “Then the LORD God formed Project Y from the dust of the earth.” –Sega Genesis 2:7 
Luke , 29/09/2016 - 00:23
Another one just for fun: 
huhugenesis , 28/09/2016 - 20:11
Here comes a new challenger : Ready to bite the dust ? 
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