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Combine the looks of retro C64-inspired graphics with the flair of the 80ies. Add an awesome chiptune / synthwave soundtrack on top. Mix all that with solid exploration and fighting mechanics and you might even get near the awesome-levels of “Narita Boy”!
This 2D adventure looks like a perfect mixture between Swords and Sworcery, Hyper Light Drifter and Another World. The game is currently in a kickstarter campaign and I have zero doubt it will get the money required.
But don’t take my words – I just let the trailer speak for itself:
As you can easily see the trailer shows a high level of detail, craftsmanship and retro-inspired humor. The website has a ton of information about the game already, so be sure to check it out!Blubber Busters
Combine the hand-drawn colorful visuals of Beat Buddy or Awesomenauts solid platforming mechanics and yout get “Blubber Busters” – a game where you play a team of rather odd medics on their venture to fight sickness and disease spread inside “Space Whales”. Why? Well, because why the heck not?
WIth the story being as crazy as it sounds the whole background is merely an excuse to shoot, riddle and platform your way through various colorful and action-packed levels. The game unfortunately didn’t make it through its kickstarter campaign but the ingame trailer looks more than healthy (heh) and promising. The devs still seem to update the blog on their official website, so keeping a close eye on this game might be worth it!A hat in time
Anyone fortunate enough to play through the wonderful late 90s era of platformer adventure gaming will quickly realize where this adorable indie title draws it’s inspiration from, the obvious culprits being the likes of Bugs Bunny: Lost in time and Banjo Kazooie. Substantiating these comparisons is Grant Kirkhope, the legendary composer for Banjo Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country among others, credited as a guest composer. Colorful worlds, casual gameplay with buds, HATS, what more could a 90s kid want from a game?
A hat in time is set to release in 2017. Prepare your butts for varied nostalgia-fueled gameplay, hilarious characters, upgrades, collectibles, and best of all: couch co-op (also online). I am SO ready for this.EVERSPACE
Everspace is a 6DOF space shooter with beautiful visuals. The action is intense, but with care given so the speed, ship, and projectiles are not lost during the fights. The game runs with a roguelike progression system and will include a permadeath mode for the hardcore in the full release.
Stories: The Path of Destinies
Stories is a choose-your-own-adventure book disguised as an action RPG with simplistic top-down combat. The colorful environments and interesting character designs make the repetitive journey a pleasing experience.
The narration shines as the story unfolds, giving you a craving to play more just to hear the consequences of your choices.
Once you hit max level the repetition can get straining as there is no quick skip button for the parts you have already heard. This annoyance means the game is best played in small chunks, enjoying one potential story at a time, instead of trying to hear it all in one session.
You die, you learn, you improve, and you grow faster as you head to make another “good” choice. What could possible go wrong this time?