Recent games that intentionally use a 'pixel art' style that deliberately reminds the player of classic retro games where screen resolutions were lower (and pixels bigger!)
There are retro styled games where the author is just trying to cash in on the nostalgia value.
And then there are games made with love and genuine fondness for Ye Olden Gaming. Adventure Apes and the Mayan Mystery... gotta be the last one.
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I've played this game through, I'm sure I haven't seen all of it, and I'm fairly certain a lot of people missed the point.
It is the quirky little title, Home.
Tagged: 2012, adventure, Benjamin Rivers, horror, Mid-Month Mix-Up, pixel art, Steam, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
I suppose yesterday's hint might have been a bit obscure. Frequent deaths are a staple of platformer, though I would have thought the 'name that looks like spikes' might have given it away.
Today's game is VVVVVV, also known as The Letter V Six Times (at least, its website is)
Tagged: 1001 Games, 2010, demo available, Desura, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, OS X, pixel art, sci-fi, Steam, Terry Cavanagh, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
It's a fairly short hop from New Zealand to Japan where this game seems to be inspired from.
Today we're looking at Oniken, a platformer inspired not just by the gameplay style of NES games but the art and storytelling styles.
Tagged: 2012, Danilo Dias, demo available, Desura, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, Pedro Paiva, pixel art, sci-fi | No repliesContinue reading →
Welcome to Day 10 of our epic odyssey through gaming, and today we're taking a look at an especially quirky-looking top-down shooter called Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony, by Final Form Games.
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I've seen some interesting and quirky back-stories to games over the years. And certainly by the turn of the 1990s, the back-stories got excessively weird. This game is certainly harking back to that.
Tagged: 2011, bullet hell, co-operative play, Desura, Final Form Games, indie, New Beginnings Month, OS X, pixel art, sci-fi, Steam, top-down shooter, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
Today's New Beginning game is definitely a little unusual, not just because I've not played it before and not just because it begins with F. It is Fists of Resistance, by Oxeye Games.
Before we begin...
This game is specifically unusual, because it's not finished, and it was made for charity. Basically, February 2012 saw the 'Humble Bundle Mojam' - Humble Indie Bundle (a group that gets independent game developers today for a pay-what-you-want price for several games) worked with Mojang (Minecraft's developers)
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