Indie Retro News is taking a short break

As many of you know I have been writing on my site Indie Retro News for many many years, and I feel now is the time to take a short break away and enjoy the lovely weather with loved ones. So don't be too concerned if you don't see any gaming news appearing over the weekend, as hopefully I'll be back later on Monday. Oh and I'd also like to say a huge thank you to all of my readers who keep coming back, so look forward to next week, as once more i'll be trying my utmost to bring you the latest in Indie and Retro gaming news. So see you soon Amiga, Atari, Amstrad, C64, ZX Spectrum gamers, you're all awesome!

Miky's Land - An endless run and shooter is coming to the Amiga

Thanks to a heads up by our good friend Per-Ola Eriksson, we've just learnt of a new game that is in development for the Amiga, that features a lot of running, a lot of jumping and yes even a bit of shooting thrown in for good measure. Titled as ' Miky's Land ' this new game engine on the Amiga is being developed by Michael Gibs, and is a mix of Mario and Wonderboy In Monster Lair, except it looks as if you wont be able to stop to take a breather.

Project Paula - A full on Synthwave/Cyberpunk Amiga tribute album goes FREE!

The sun is shining and it's roasting hot outside with an almost glorious summer feeling, so to make this day even better, we are pleased to announce Project Paula has launched their latest album 'Project Paula - A synthwave/cyberpunk tribute to the Amiga years' completely free via Bandcamp. Featuring incredible remixes such as Apydia, Flashback, Speedball 2, Shadow of the Beast, Jim Power, Hybris, Lotus III, Battle Squadron, Turrican 3, One Step Beyond and Dune, this is one album you'll not want to miss!

Nogalious - Action RPG first game image teased for an in dev multi platform retrogame

Just moments ago Joseman via the CPCwiki forums linked a brand new game that is in development for the Amstrad, MSX, ZX Spectrum, C64 and even the PC. Known so far as Nogalious, this latest game is being developed by  LuegoL3go Studios is going to be an action RPG, that may well have a sequel. Although not much is known about the game so far, with very spare details, shown below is the very first game screenshot!

Skool Daze - Childhood retro gaming classic coming to the Atari 8-bit

Skool Daze was released in 1984 for the ZX Spectrum and C64, created by David Reidy and Helen Reidy with the ZX Spectrum version voted the 4th best game of all time in a special issue of Your Sinclair magazine in 2004. It was the only game of its time that gave you the true 8-bit experience of being at school, with all the lines and detention that came with the bad side of being a naughty kid. Now for the first time ever, after already appearing on the ZX, C64, Amstrad(Port), PC(Remake) and Mobile, this classic game is going to appear on the Atari 8-bit with development by Mariusz Wojcieszek and José Pereira!

Wolf3D - A SuperCPU release of Wolfenstein 3D on the C64/128!

In 1992 many of us had the pleasure of playing id Software's incredible first person shooter ' Wolfenstein 3D ' for MS-DOS. It was the second major release after Commander Keen and featured a unique 3D game engine with multiple enemy types such as Nazi soldiers and dogs, and multiple weapon types to defend yourself with such as guns and knifes. It is a game that is still loved to this day and it's why it came as a shocking surprise to us, to see a port of Wolfenstein 3D (based on the original ID software source code release) has been made available on the C64/128 - Requiring a SuperCPU v2 and 16MB RAM.

The Darkside Detective - Spooky Doorway's Paranormal adventure coming July 27th!

If you were a fan of the classic Sierra styled games and love a creepy tale or two mixed up with a ghostly presence, then you'll be pleased to learn that Spooky Doorway have announced their paranormal point and click adventure detective game, 'The Darkside Detective', will be released on Steam July 27th. Classed as a micro adventure in a distinct visual art style loaded up with plenty of charm, this game will be coming to a PC and MAC near you and consists of a series of humorous bite-size investigations into the occult and the extraordinary

Skool Daze - A retro childhood classic remade could be coming to Mobile and Tablets this week! [UPDATE]

A fantastic news story has just reached our inbox as Alternative Software's upcoming Skool Daze remake may be released this week on mobile and tablets. It's incredible to think that Skool Daze was first released way back in 1984 for the ZX Spectrum and C64 created by David Reidy. It was the only game of its time, that gave you the experience of being at school, while also being an unruly child trying to steal a report card from the headmaster's safe before your parents end up seeing it.

H.E.R.O II - Original C64 action classic overhauled gets a very early preview!

Sometime back we mentioned the work in progress enhancement of the original C64 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. Now titled as ' H.E.R.O II ', with updates by the same developer Retrofan who is behind the upcoming Bombjack remaster. Has felt that the original was lacking in the graphics department as it looked and played hardly any better than the Atari 2600 version. As such also thanks to maltes they have decided to make it look so much better as an overhaul, that is now previewed in this early version released by Excess.

Uwol Quest For Money - The Mojon Twins ZX Spectrum homebrew in dev for Atari Jaguar

In 2009 The Mojon Twins with publishing rights by Ubhres Productions released the homebrew platformer of ' Uwol, Quest For Money ' for the ZX Spectrum with a much higher quality port for the Sega Genesis as well as a later version for the MSX2 by Imanok. Well just recently that same game has resurfaced but this time for the Atari Jaguar as a new port which is currently at an early stage of development.