Tag Archives: Retrogaming

Mothmen 1966. Drawn to it Like a Moth to the Flame.

8 Aug

mothman 1966It’s rare to find hyper-fiction in any form these days, and Mothmen 1966 is such a game where it honours the tradition. This type of narrative is used in role playing video games in varying capacities. Sometimes, it’s just your traditional choose-your-own-adventure type scenario and other times, you can’t reach the end unless you follow that set path. In the games I’ve played, if you miss an important bit, it’s usually game over.

This game by novelist Nico Saraintaris and artist Fernando Martinez Ruppel, is a ‘Pixel Pulp’ more than the aforementioned style. And the defining details are in the 8 bit graphic design. It ranges from still images to a few frames of animated bliss. But as for whether you can beat the game, it means taking the time to read the many scrolling text pages, solve some puzzles–which includes card games (namely Solitaire) along the way–and surviving.

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Just How Intense is It? Climbing Tokoyo: The Tower of Perpetuity

3 Jun

TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity PosterNow Available on Steam
Disclaimer: A review copy was supplied.

“Just one more run” 

Surprisingly addictive, Tokoyo: The Tower of Perpetuity is a new action platformer from Playism, the publishers of Tasomachi: behind the Twilight (which I’ve reviewed previously), the La-Mulana series, and the recent Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth.

A simple-looking pixel-art platforming game, Tokoyo has you frantically collecting upgrades and managing your skills to climb floor-by-floor up a mysterious tower. The story is simple and doesn’t get in the way of the action. Each of the playable characters has a different reason for being trapped in a mysterious tower full of traps and monsters, but the only way to get out is to reach the top.

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Turbo Overkill is (Almost) Ready to Blast Off!

22 Apr

Turbo OverkillEarly Access Now Available on Steam

Fans of fast paced cyberpunk themed first person shooters can get to look at Turbo Overkill for the PC today. This video game has been in steady development during the pandemic and players can now get to see how it’ll work for the PC.

This game published by Apogee Entertainment (better known for Max Payne, Rise of the Triad, Duke Nukem3D, Wolfenstein 3D, Prey, and more) is a delicious mix of retro and modern graphics, and it looks wild!  Developer Trigger Happy Interactive is handling farming out the work to port it to other systems like the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Those are expected to release later this year.

But for now, PC users can take this game for a spin on Steam. Turbo Overkill enters Early Access with eight dense, multi-layered stages, plus secret arenas, multiple difficulty settings, tons of character upgrades, and unlockable content. Five to eight hours of gameplay await even the most diehard shooter veterans, with more stages, abilities, guns, challenges, and quality-of-life features set for the coming months.

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Kitsune Zero and Tails Release Schedule!

6 Apr
Kitsune Tails on Steam
Kitsune Tails developer Kitsune Games, in collaboration with MidBoss™, today announces Kitsune Zero, a prequel to the platformer styled after beloved classics which features diverse relationships and is steeped in Japanese mythology. Kitsune Zero will release as paid DLC that fully transforms Super Bernie World, the electoral activism platformer downloaded by more than 300,000 voters at the ballot box.
Additionally, Kitsune Games today reveal Kitsune Tails’ story of lesbian romance and giant jumping boots will leap to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One in 2023 alongside the previously announced Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Steam and itch.io versions for PC and Linux.

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Mighty Goose To Lay A Free DLC!

31 Mar

Mighty Goose 2022 03 30 22 009Blastmode
Playism

Mighty Goose, the over the top, run-and-gun, titled goose game, will have, during April’s holiday, an Easter egg of sorts. It’s a free DLC that’ll hatch Tuesday, April 19.

It should be noted that it’s playable after players have finished the main story. It’ll continue in the antics, and will take to the high seas for where this quack goes: This underwater adventure will be available for the Nintendo Switch, Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux; PlayStation 4 and 5; and Game Pass for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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