The Shadow Over Hawksmill - A dark C64 Cthulhu inspired game live stream tonight!

The last post of today and one I think you'll agree is well worth mentioning, as thanks to a heads up from our good friend HayesMaker64. We've been told 'The Shadow over Hawksmill' is not only available for digital download as from today if you've pre-ordered the game, but there will be a live stream this evening from HayesMaker64 showing exclusive footage for many who haven't yet pre-ordered this Cthulhu based horror from Icon64 through Psytronik Software.

TREASURE HUNT JAM - (illustrated) text adventure game creation jam

Something slightly different for this end of the week retro heads up, as we've been contacted by Chris Ainsley that as from February 6th, he will launch the TREASURE HUNT JAM; a brand new creation contest to develop an old-school treasure hunt text adventure game with no graphics and minimal text, all judged by an all-star judging panel such as Scott Adams, Tim Gilberts, John Wilson, Mark Hardisty, Stefan Vogt, Blerkotron and Julia Minamata.

IntelliVania - Castlevania on the Intellivision and it's coming this year!

As many of you are aware by now Matthew Kiehl is not only bringing the classic game of Prince of Persia to the Intellivision, but also Mega Man 2 and one of my favourite games of all time on the NES, with Castlevania. In fact it is Castlevania(IntelliVania) which is back in the news, as thanks to a heads up in our twitter feed from Liqmatrix, we've been told the game not only has a trailer, but much better screenshots inclusive of boxed edition details and a 2020 release date!

Yan's World - A very special Virtualboy and PC homebrew project is coming!

Something of a special treat for Virtual Boy owners, as not only is this the first feature on Indie Retro News for the 32-bit table-top portable video game console, but as of today we've found out that People Please will be releasing a first of its kind game to the Virtual Boy and PC called Yan's World. As in the words of the developer "For the last few years, we have been working on a passion project, one that is the first of its kind, a Virtual Boy homebrew project, coming in 2021, and in PC version as well ".

The Gateway - Cola Powered Gamer takes a look at classic First Person Shooters!

Welcome to The Gateway by Cola Powered Gamer! The Gateway is a new series of articles from myself, that presents the best games to start you in the said genre. This time the games covered will be, FPS or First-Person Shooters such as Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein 3D and even Quake!

Katabatia - C64 rogue-like announced 8+ years ago gets a release!

If you like C64 games and fancy something different compared to our usual announcements for this well loved retro computer, then you'll be pleased to know malcontent has finally released his awesome looking rogue-like game of ' Katabatia '; a C64 game that was originally started for the very first 16k cart compo, and now be downloaded either via the main forums or via Genesis Project's +4D release with an inclusive trainer.

Ghosts'n DJs - Ghosts 'n Goblins inspired game coming to Steam Feb 6th!

Ghosts n' Goblins is getting another feature for this week, as we've been told through Twitter, that Dr. Kucho! Games will be releasing their GNG inspired game of ' Ghosts 'n DJs ' as of Feb 6th on Steam for PC and MAC. This game according to the creators as an inspiration of the 1985 hit classic, is a pixel-art run and gun side-scrolling action platformer set in a parallel universe in which the music scene is being dominated by fake artists and DJ’s.

Jump! - Amiga version of Yoomp! gets its first footage teaser!

The Amiga scene just keeps on giving us the good stuff, as not only do we now know that Jump! is still coming to the Amiga, which is the Amiga AGA/ECS version of a game originally called Yoomp! But as of today a new teaser trailer has been released below. Yoomp! 64 was released last year by RGCD and Psytronik Software on the C64, as port of the fantastic Atari XE/XL game. It featured gaming mechanics in which you need to bounce a ball through many different three-dimensional textured tubes, to collect as many points as you can while trying not to fall off the edge.

Raymaze 2000 - A new Atari 8bit game based on the Taito arcade game Raimais

Don't worry Atari 8bit owners we haven't forgot about you, as early today we found that a new game was released for the Atari called Raymaze 2000! A very enjoyable looking game from VinsCool, NRV, Therealbountybob, Synthpopalooza and MrFish, in which you need move around a maze collecting circular dots while avoiding other enemies on screen with powerups giving you the edge. To coincide with this news, not only can you download it below, but Saberman has shown off the latest gameplay footage.

Who Dares Wins - Retro classic gets an MSX2 remake

Way back in 1985 Alligator Software was supposed to officially release 'Who Dares Wins' for the C64, but according to certain sites this game played very closely to Commando and thus was stopped by Elite (even though apparently some did get their hands on it). But the news of today isn't for the C64, as we've recently been told by @nenefranz, that the Who Dares Wins remake for the MSX2 by Retroforce had been released and can still be downloaded for free!

ZX Spectrum Game of the Year 2019 Indie Retro News special!

The ZX Spectrum game of the year!! What could it be? Read on to find out!

With the festive season over and being well into a new year (though that said, I still have Christmas cake in my cupboard - true story) I'd say it's time we have a look at some of the best releases for the Spectrum in 2019. The year saw the release of some new developers, some returning and also some sequels to previous game releases. A quick browse through the 2019 Speccy library will have you mightily impressed and amazed in equal measure. When you look at some of the quality in releases and how far some can push the Speccy's limits well, we're looking at mindblowing stuff and things we'd never had dreamed of seeing back in its heyday.

Well, let's get down to some games see what we can see. And play. I've compiled a list of my Top 9 ZX Spectrum games for 2019 - there were so many out there to choose from and it was really hard to whittle down and apologies if your favourite game isn't here. It doesn't mean it's not worthy, it's just there has to be limit and if I covered them all my fingers would wear down from my keyboard, and then where would I be? Hospital probably, I hear you say but enough of that; let's take a look.

Kingpin: Reloaded - A Violent FPS classic remastered & enhanced, coming later this year!

One of the finest games I remember from late 1999 that featured so much graphical violence I was surprised I ever got to play it, was the classic first person shooter Kingpin Life of Crime: a controversal game whereby graphic depiction of violence and heavy use of profanity, gained a lot of media attention even with an 18 certifact slapped on the front of the box! For those of you who never got a chance to play this game, will now get that chance and more. As 3D Realms has just announced the Kingpin : Reloaded edition. A remastered and enhanced version of the crime-themed first-person shooter classic!