What Remains - A new NES game surfaces from iodinedynamics


The NES scene has certainly been busy this month, with cool games announced such as Micro Mages and NEScape! But now another game is set to take center stage, as we've just come across a tweet from @remwhat, that they have released the final version of What Remains; an 8-bit interactive fiction and adventure video game for the #NES about environmental issues, the manipulation of public opinion, and whistleblowing.

Venganza - Text based adventure game by Physical Dreams launched for the MSX


Text Based Adventure games are back in fashion it seems, especially with the latest games mentioned such as Excalibur: Sword of Kings and Microfair Madness to name but a few. But now we turn our attention to another text based adventure game that's worth a look in, as according to msx.org, Physical Dreams have launched their commercial MSX game of ' Venganza'; which is a Spanish based game available in cartridge format with an English version due soon!

Vegetables Deluxe - An upcoming colourful overhaul to a fabulous C64 Match 3 game


Double Sided Games didn't just announce Winterdane; a first-person rogue type RPG, with randomly generated levels looking like a rather cool dungeon crawler. But they also announced an upcoming game called ' Vegetables Deluxe ', which yes is also coming to the C64. Now if you've heard of this game before, that's because it was previously released as Vegetables, and now thanks to richmondmike, it's getting a rather lovely graphical and UI overhaul!

Winterdane - Double Sided Games announces a new C64 Rogue Dungeon Crawler!


Double Sided Games has been the highlight of the retro community these last few months, as not only did they announce that Black Dawn Rebirth was coming to the Amiga, but they also announced that as of the 1st of July they will be releasing Realms of Quest V for the Vic-20. Well they've not finished with us yet, because as of this afternoon they have just told us that a new game called Winterdane, will be coming to the C64 with team work by @saulc12 and @jclonningdal.

WinUAE 4.2.1 - A small bug fix release for a great Amiga emulator


Just as I was going to bed I got a nice heads up from Vincent GR, that Toni Wilen had released a new Amiga Emulator update of ' WinUAE 4.2.1'. Now for those of you who do want to know... This isn't a big feature update compared to the previous announcement of 4.2.0, but does feature a number of bug fixes such as graphics corruption and Picasso IV and uaegfx YUV (video) overlay, which makes this a recommend version to one of the best Amiga emulators available!

Sc0tb0t - Play as a plucky little robot and stop the Loch Ness Monster! (ZX Spectrum)


A rather late hour ZX Spectrum game has just been announced, as we've just been informed by Andy Green who did the amazing art work above, that Dougie Mcg has released his new ZX Spectrum title called' Sc0tb0t '. Now if you love games with plenty to do through a mutlitude of levels, then you'll be pleased to learn Sc0tb0t not only features 27 fantastic levels, but a generous supply of lives, and plenty of unique moving enemies to keep you busy!

The Predator appears on the Atari XL/XE as a Tech Demo!


It's incredible to think one of the greatest movies of all time 'Predator' was viewed on our screens all those years ago in 1987, with multiple retro gaming ports of the same movie appearing on both the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron and even the ZX Spectrum. Well one such system sadly didn't get a look in, the Atari XL/XE, but thankfully Gonzo was able to show what it would look like on that system as he had created a Predator Preview Tech Demo.

Goldrake - C64 Shoot em up based on a 1970's anime/cartoon


The C64 scene hasn't finished with us yet, as moments ago we were contacted by Saberman, that the C64 game based on the 1970's Manga UFO Robo Grendizer called ' Goldrake ', has recently been released by The Hokuto Force. This game classed as a shoot em up and developed using SEUCK, is inspired by a classic cartoon and features graphics and music by VG VOX.

Zelda Fan Game - Scorpion Engine testing on the Commodore Amiga


We've featured many Zelda fan games over the years from Zelda Parallel Worlds to Beyond Hyrule to name but a few, but unlike those games however this one is slightly special. As thanks to Earok, he has announced the first showing of the Scorpion Engine for the Commodore Amiga; a new engine as a remake of the tiny part of the open source Zelda fan game "Return of the Hylian" (by Vincent Jouillat).

Percy Penguin - A very early Christmas present for ZX Spectrum owners?


If you just can't wait for Christmas and fancy playing a Christmas themed game, or atleast a beta version of a Christmas themed game, then you might be interested to know John Davies has released an early beta version of his ZX Spectrum game ' Percy Penguin '. Classed as a Jet Set Willy cloned platformer, except with a playable Penguin, you must collect all the gifts in every level before the time runs out and it's Christmas day.

RGCD officially killing it with 4 new C64 cartridges announced!


Not happy with continually supporting the Commodore 64 game dev scene with the phenomenal 16KB Cart compo -James Monkman of RGCD announced 4 brand new cartridges.  Following 2 official announcements for Retaliate DX and Grid Pix on the RGCD blog page, I spoke to James, who confirmed that the next C64 cart release will be Kobo64 - an interesting 16KB multiscrolling shoot em up in the vein of Hunters Moon and Survivor.  Followed by Retaliate and Grid Pix as well as a new version of Psytronik's Argus - finally getting a cart release featuring on cart saving.

The Curse of Illmoore Bay - A cartoony platformer aiming for a Genesis/Mega Drive success!


If you don't have a NES but a Sega Genesis or Sega Mega Drive and wondering when it's your time to shine, then worry not! As thanks to a heads up in our Indie Retro News Facebook group, we've been told Second Dimension R&T, LLC will be bringing their action platformer of ' The Curse of Illmoore Bay ', to those retro Sega consoles if it is a Kickstarter success!