The Rescue Expedition - Upcoming Atari 8bit action platformer accepting pre-orders


Putting aside the Amiga and C64 news now, as thanks to a heads up by a good friend of ours, we've been told Gorgh and Retronics Publishing action packed platformer of ' The Rescue Expedition ', is now ready for pre-orders priced at PLN 149 (EUR 39, USD 49) for a collectors boxed edition. Orders can be placed at the email address zamowienia@retronics.eu or orders@retronics.eu. Until the stock is exhausted as there is a limited run of 100 copies.

Quasarius Rush - New Amiga Shoot em up announced, wip tease!


Inviyya and Geometrical Blast are just two of the Shoot em ups that we previously announced as coming to an Amiga near you at some point in the near future. But now after a heads up by Per Ola, another Amiga game has appeared and is a work in progress, and that's Rafael Lima's ' Quasarius Rush '; a top scrolling shoot em up that has been shown off in this latest footage, giving us an early glimpse at the first level.

MARS - A new C64 game from Sputnik World, a mission to MARS!


C64 owners you might have felt a little bit left out today with all that Amiga and C16/Plus/4 news going on, but worry not! As thanks to a hearty heads up from Psytronik Software, they have announced a brand new game coming to the C64 called 'MARS'. Yes indeed it's time for the C64 to shine, as in this upcoming game from Sputnik World, set 50 years after man first set foot on the moon, you must take a bold new leap to visit that big red planet, the planet MARS!

ALPHARAY - A fabulous shoot em up for the COMMODORE C16 + 64K and the PLUS/4


On the topic of brilliant looking shoot em ups, one such game caught our eye, and that's Stefan Mader's and team ' ALPHARAY ' by Puls4r. This game released recently at the Evoke party, is a stonkly good shoot em up, which was released by the Bauknecht Group for the COMMODORE C16 + 64K and or PLUS/4. It features high quality graphics, smooth frame rates, and a nostalgic scrolling action trip to that of R-Type!

Inviyya - An in-development Amiga Shoot Em Up, and we can't wait!


The Amiga scene has really kicked it up a notch this year, what with the upcoming Black Dawn Rebirth and Tiny Little Slug to name but a few great games we are looking forward to. But one such game is high up on my wishlist, and that's TigerSkunk, Triace and Premium's upcoming Amiga Shoot em up ' Inviyya '. This game of which we have featured many many times since its first announcement in October 2016. Looks to be an incredible game, with not just amazing scrolling graphics, but super action, great sound effects, and a real hark back to days of R-Type or Project-X!

The Scorpion Engine - The next best creation tool for the Amiga?


As most of you are aware, there are different ways to create Amiga games, either through Amos, Blitz Basic, RedPill or through the rather lackluster Backbone. But one such engine is making its presence known, and that's Earok's upcoming Scorpion engine; a nifty piece of software that at some point will allow other users to create great games as 50HZ on A500...Or as in the case of the latest Tales of Gorluth conversion and other footage shown through this year so far, the possibility of creating higher end games with smooth scrolling even on lower end machines.

Heartlight - A charming puzzle game previewed on the Atari XL/XE -VXBE


Fabulous news if  you have an Atari XL/XE with a VXBE graphics card, as moments ago Saberman contacted us to let you guys know that Sebastian „Candle” Bartkowicz, has released an updated preview to the Arcade Puzzle game ' Heartlight '. Yes indeed a game that originally appeared in the first issue of the Atari Tajemnice magazine (in 1991) and then an extensive Amiga and PC edition with over 70 levels. Is currently being developed for the Atari VXBE by Candle and aims to be as good as the Amiga/PC version released all those years ago with many of the features intact.

Blimpgeddon - A ZX Spectrum game by UltraNarwhal is coming to the Amiga


UltraNarwhal is no stranger to Indie Retro News, making ZX Spectrum games such as OCTUKITTY and PTM. But now it looks as if he's turning his attention to the Commodore Amiga. As of the 12th of August he has announced he is now working on the Amiga port of 'Blimpgeddon'; a ZX Spectrum game which was released some time ago as an action platformer, with lots of enemies, traps and cool level designs.

Geometrical Blast - An early shoot em up project from Alain Treesong


The Amiga is doing well for Shoot em up homebrews this year, what with Reshoot R and SkillGrid to name but a few. But now another game has appeared to join this years short list of kick ass blasters. As thanks to a heads up by Saberman, we've been told of an early project announcement for the Amiga game called 'Geometrical Blast'; An upcoming Amiga title developed using Amos, which will hopefully work on a Commodore Amiga 500 (512kp Chip / 512ko fast) and above.

Rollie - Upcoming NES platformer, Kickstarter to launch soon


Thanks to a heads up by our good friends RetroVideoGamer, they've come across a lovely looking platformer for the NES called ' Rollie ' developed by Optovania. This game that has been developed over the course of the last 2 years, is an upcoming platformer that at some point this August, will see its very own kickstarter for the game to be developed into a full product.

Zoinho - Isometric styled ZX Spectrum game previewed


There are a lot of readers on our site that remember and have enjoyed the 1980's Isometric games from Ultimate Play the Game, such as Gunfright, Pentagram and even Knight Lore on systems such as the Amstrad, C64 or ZX Spectrum. So you can see why I just had to mention Ricardo Cala├ža Nunes latest ZX Spectrum game of ' 'Zoinho' ; an Isometric styled game, that is currently available to download as an early alpha preview for the ZX Spectrum 48k and above.

Vic Nibbler - A new game for the Commodore Vic 20!


If you don't have a C64, but a Vic20 with a 3K RAM expansion. Then you might be interested to know, that this week Hewco64 released the arcade maze game ' Vic Nibbler ' for the Commodore Vic 20. This game available to download for free, is a remake of the 1982 Arcade game ' Nibbler ' by Rock-Ola, which in itself was the first notable game to offer scores over 1 billion.