Lust for Darkness - kickstarter campaign for occult and fetish: final week!

And now for what is the most ahem... 'interesting' game I've had to cover for Indie Retro News. Lust for Darkness is an upcoming game from the Polish team Play Way. The themes however are definitely on the mature side, being a first person horror adventure with elementh style of occult, and fetish.

Magical Tower Adventure - MSX port from a ZX Spectrum dungeon crawler!

Once again it's time to give a shout out to the MSXdev’17 competition as once more a new entry has appeared and this one is entry number 9 as 'Magical Tower Adventure', coded by Timmy. Now if you have heard of this game before that's probably because it was also coded by the same person and appeared on the ZX Spectrum as a homebrew in 2016. This latest release is an MSX port of the ZX Spectrum dungeon crawler but with a lot of the code rewritten for all to enjoy!

Visitor Center - A FPS as a "cover" of the first-person interiors from Jurassic Park on the SNES

Don't get me wrong I do like playing the latest Doom or Shadow Warrior, but in all honesty I prefer playing the much older types, the original Wolfenstein 3D or in fact the original Doom released back in the early 90's. So it stands to reason why I just had to mention progrium's first person retro inspired game ' Visitor Center ', which is not only available for the PC and MAC but it's a lovingly crafted "cover" of the first-person interiors from Jurassic Park on the SNES.

Lunar Lander - Atari's 1979 classic finally given justice on the C64

While everyone is busy playing golf on Jupiter, Mars and Neptune, it's quite easy to forget that we were not always so fortunate, and couldn't always visit the far reaches of the solar system so easily. Back in the 1960s men had to risk their lives to land rudimentary landing craft just to be able to land on the moon and play golf outside of Earth. This game relives those pioneering steps of mankind as you struggle with the forces of gravity, limited fuel and the lethal rocky mountains of the moon just as they did.  Classic Atari arcade game Lunar Lander has some notoriously dodgy ports made for it on the C64, but finally the game has been given the justice it deserves. A really nice attempt, particularly as it's the vary first attempt at programming a C64 game by Michael Cassera of Defiance Studios.

Rod-Land - If you've never played this game, you really should!

Of all the games given The.Company.PL treatment, which means you can easily play this game on a PC and sometimes with a trainer, has to be the fantastic 1990's Arcade Platformer 'Rod-Land'; a game you can pick up and play today and enjoy just as much as you did all those years ago. Now it wasn't always an Arcade game as any Amiga owner would tell you, as this lovely Anime based game also came out on the Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, C64, NES, and even the Game Boy, with the Amiga version ranked rather highly indeed!

Sqrxz Anthology Compilation - There's lots of Sqrxzing going on in this Amiga/PC package

Right from the word go we've been featuring pretty much all of the Amiga releases of Retroguru's run and jump platformer called Sqrxz; a challenging game series which put you in control of a lovable Rabbit and featured plenty of platforming fun as you move blocks about, avoiding enemies and collecting food, ice marbles or even shiny rings, such as in Sqrxz 3, in which you had to free your girlfriend kidnapped by the evil Yve. This rather lovely gaming series as the Amiga versions, Sqrxz, Sqrxz 2: Two Seconds Until Death, Sqrxz 3: Adventure For Love and Sqrxz 4: Cold Cash has been packaged up via TheCompany.PL and can be played on the PC

Mushroom Heroes - Puzzle platformer inspired by classics like Lost Vikings!

Ask any Amiga or SNES owner if they've ever played the 90's game The Lost Vikings, and they'd probably tell you about the tale of three separate Vikings each with varying abilities, that had to work together to finish multiple puzzling levels to find their way back home. It was a rather fun game for its time that also appeared on other systems. And it is that game that is also an inspiration behind this game ' Mushroom Heroes ', which is not only available for the PC but Android and iOS too!

Circuit Dude - Tile-based puzzler with 100 levels of fun via Steam!

Jonathan Holmes (crait) recently gave us a shout to tell us that his challenging but fun top-down, tile based puzzler of ' Circuit Dude ' is on Steam and might be worth your time to give it a go and put your brain and skills to the test. Featuring 100 levels of crazy circuit chips and buttons and over 12 hours of gameplay, you must help Circuit Dude build his ultimate secret invention by plugging in chips, pushing blocks, stepping on switches, rotating walls and so much more!

Giana-Sisters 30th Anniversary Preview - A glorious C64 celebration of Giana Sisters

We've certainly heard a lot about that famous platformer the Great Giana Sisters from 1987, especially as it came back to the Amiga as a Giana Special Edition by Reimagine Games and then of course the Great Giana-Sisters Construction-Set, whereby you can create your own levels. But this latest release as Giana-Sisters 30th Anniversary Preview on the C64 by The-Seven-A-Three, is something of a special breed and one you might be interested in checking out!

Super Hydorah - Locomalito's fabulous Shoot em up is coming via Steam today!

Awesome news as Locomalito, the same designer behind such games as the fantastic Ghouls 'n Ghosts style game of Maldita Castilla, and the ZX Spectrum look alike Platformer of l'Abbaye des Morts will be releasing his most anticipated game of ' Super Hydorah ' via Steam today! A game I've been looking forward has also been in development by Gryzor87, published by Abylight, and will feature high quality graphics while giving us nostalgic memories of an era of golden gaming; basically the best bits of other classic games while bringing it bang up to scratch for both retro and modern gamers alike.