Runn 'N Gunn - A cool looking C64 action platformer gets an alpha video tease

If you're looking for even more great C64 news then you've come to the right place, as trawling through our twitter feeds, we've come across another video update for Carleton Handley's upcoming Action Platformer of Runn 'N Gunn; a game previously mentioned by Per Ola and Saberman and featured on Indie Retro News, that looks to have great background detail, smooth scrolling and rather nice sprite animation.

Agent Blue - A new ZX Spectrum game by José Silva, Jaime Grilo and IK

We turn our attention to the ZX Spectrum now for some retro gaming goodness, as if you love playing Arcade games whereby rescuing hostages is the aim of the game, then you might like playing ' Agent Blue' developed by José Silva, Jaime Grilo and IK (Artur); a typical arcade game for the Spectrum 48K (no music) / 128K (with AY music) made using AGDX (a modified version of Arcade Game Designer 4.7) and AGDMusicizer II.

Dungeon Crawler Jam 2021 - Make a first person grid based dungeon crawler game in just 7 days (March 31st 2021)

Realms of Genthar (WIP Dungeon Crawler Screenshot)

Something slightly different for the start of this weeks retro heads up, as if you are a huge fan of Dungeon Crawlers, especially games such as Eye of the Beholder or Lands of Lore or want to create a new Dungeon Crawler, then as March 31st 2021 at 11:00 PM to April 7th 2021 at 11:00 PM a new competition is taking place called the "Dungeon Crawler Jam 2021"; a game development challenge to make a first person grid based dungeon crawler game in just 7 days.

La Culotte de Zelda - An adaptation of the Zelda classic for the Amstrad CPC Plus

I thought to myself today it's been some time since we had any Zelda style games on Indie Retro News, but thankfully I came across one that doesn't only look like a Zelda game, but it could be the next best thing for any Amstrad Plus owner. Titled as 'La Culotte de Zelda' and created by Zisquier, with graphics by BDCIron, this is going to be an adaptation of "The Legends of Zelda" which came out on the NES, but also nods to "Link To The past" and "Link's Awakening".

BriXen - CPC GAMEDEV CONTEST 2020 WINNER Demo - Full version via Double Sided Games coming soon!

If you remember games such as Arkanoid; an arcade game first developed by Taito in 1986, with the bat like device scrolling from side to side at the bottom of the screen, bouncing an orb back and forth and smashing blocks for a high score. Then you might like this rather unique Amstrad demo. As in 'BriXen' a CPC GAMEDEV CONTEST 2020 WINNER by Crazy Piri, you must bounce a coloured orb around the screen hitting the same coloured blocks to finally be able to collect all the treasure to win the level.

S.P.R.E.R.O - A C64 H.E.R.O game created using only sprites for the Only Sprites Compo

Sometime back we mentioned the classic game of H.E.R.O, which was first released way back in the 1980's for the Atari 800/2600, ColecoVision, C64, C128, and Sinclair ZX Spectrum, was not only being overhauled for the C64 but was also coming to modern systems as an inspired game called 'Bobby Bombastic'. Well if you've given up waiting for those games but still want some H.E.R.O platforming fun, you might want to play Oziphantom's(Protovision) latest offering of S.P.R.E.R.O; a C64 game created using only sprites for the Only Sprites Compo

Free Mars - Turn based free strategy PC game about colonizing Mars

For those of you who love playing the 1991 hit strategy game of Civilization will be interested in this piece of news, as Daniel Blake has let us know through Facebook, that you can download the latest version of Free Mars by arikande; a turn based strategy game about colonizing Mars, which is also heavily inspired by that classic game Civilization intermixed with the Mars scenario which can be found via Civilization 2.

Nixy the Glade Sprite - A fabulous ZX Spectrum game is coming soon to the C64

In May of 2018 Scotty of Indie Retro News did a big review of the ZX Spectrum game Nixy The Glade Sprite, in which he said " It was a very fun and addictive game that casual and advanced players should try especially with its beautifully crafted visuals". So why is this game getting a mention yet again on IRN? Well it seems as if the C64 is about to get in on the entertainment, as Bubble Soft Games has announced Nixy The Glade Sprite will soon be available for the Commodore64 as a digital download and also on Cartridge.