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   Fonzie , 08/10/2018
On the 27th of October 2018, we are having a party in Paris, France. Let’s celebrate SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive's 30th anniversary and the release of PAPRIUM.
We understand this is a long trip but if by any chance you are around at that time, you're of course very welcome. You will receive an email shortly with more details, booking, etc. The event is free but booking is required in advance.


PS: We are working hard to ensure you to receive your games around that time but we can't guarantee it at the moment. You will receive another email shortly to confirm your shipping address.


For the few people still awaiting for their refunds on Paypal, we are still looking for a solution at the moment, thanks for the extra patience.

   lpeters82 , 19/01/2019 - 20:14
Once the government is open, I'm going to report them to the FCC. Those in the US, I suggest that you do the same: 
   lpeters82 , 19/01/2019 - 20:13
Shameful that they are still taking pre-orders on Pier Solar. I placed mine about 2 years ago and haven't received anything. Requested a refund several times too. Still nothing. I wish a bunch of us could get together to hire a lawyer to at least prevent them from stealing from more people.
   davvii , 08/01/2019 - 13:47
demande de remboursement depuis le 28/10/2018, je n'ai meme pas reçu une réponse malgrès mes 4 relances. Honte à vous, je pense que vous allez entrer dans le classement des pires sociétés. Profitez du développement de paprium, je pense que ce sera le dernier jeu que vous développerez.
   Jack-Deejz , 03/01/2019 - 15:54
Ordered Paprium early last year, thought i was late. Next time i'll wait. Still interested in the game though, even after the demo show. But yeah, some news would be great. I'm writing rhymes for nothing here and we all like to hear something from you mate!
   deckardPT , 02/01/2019 - 09:27
It takes 10 to 20 minutes to leave us some kind of message but... nothing. I guess the people at watermelon are just too busy to write a few lines of text for us. That's what we're asking: a few lines of text! Were we robbed? Was this a scam?
   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!

   TaekyungEom , 05/11/2018 - 07:02
Still no answer no reply Refund Please Please Please
   Guts , 07/10/2018 - 05:34
Salut la team, quelques news concernant Paprium ? 1 an sans infos c'est chaud.
   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...
   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!
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