Fox n Forests - A nostalgic trip back to the 16bit platforming era

If you remember growing up playing 16bit platformers, either on the SNES or Sega Megadrive such as Mickey Mouse or even Ghouls 'n Ghosts, then have we got the game for you! This is 'Fox n Forests' developed by Bonus Level Entertainment, a gorgeous looking 16-bit inspired pixelated platformer, where you play as a Furry that can loot, upgrade, hack and slash and even change the very seasons of the game you're playing in! Yes that's right, this game lets you switch seasons to avoid obstacles or even beat enemies! What a lovely game indeed and not only does it have a teaser trailer but it's coming to PC, Linux, Mac (Steam and DRM free), PlayStation, Xbox and NX!

Mahluk Dark demon - A very dark platformer needs your greenlight votes

We get so many platformers it may bore some of you who visit the site, so I feel the best way forward is to mention ones that I personally feel deserve that greenlight thumbs up. This is especially true of ' Mahluk : Dark demon ' which is a rather dark and atmospheric hack and slash platformer that is currently going through a Steam Greenlight campaign. In this game you play as Mahluk a dark glowing eye'd demon, that must stop the forces of darkness and the evil king Kindar, as a quest for redemption!

Indie Retro News smashes 33 MILLION VIEWS!

I just couldn't believe my eyes today but after visiting the stat board to see if we had any new readers from other parts of the world, we had hit a huge milestone of 33 Million Views, that's just over 4 million in a few months from our previous big view count. And what a great few months it has been, with the joining of NovaBug and a special team up with Retro Asylum, one of the best podcasts on the interweb! So once again a huge thank you to all of you that keep coming back and visiting Indie Retro News, you have no idea how much it means to me, that you love this site and want it to continue on into the future! - IRN signing off :)

Maldita Castilla EX - Locomalito's Ghouls 'n Ghosts inspiration announced for Xbox One!

We don't usually feature console exclusives, but this news was just so good we just had to shout about it, as the bloody brilliant retro inspired Ghouls n' Ghosts game ' Maldita Castle ' is coming to the Xbox One as ' Maldita Castilla EX '. Published by Abylight Studios and developed by none other than Locomalito, the same designer behind the epic Shoot 'em up of Hydorah, and the ZX Spectrum look alike Platformer of l'Abbaye des Morts. Has announced the enhanced version of the original game, with brand new game stages, new final bosses and enemies, new illustrated bestiary's with unlockable information about the legends featured in the game, 15 new unlockable achievements and new songs for the original soundtrack and the remastered audio. To coincide with this news, a new trailer has been released!

Hyper Sentinel - Space blasting shoot em up coming to a Kickstarter near you!

In the early 80's right up to the early 90's, Hewson Consultants made games for old retro computers, that showed a reputation for producing high quality titles which continually pushed the boundaries of what the computers were capable of. Games such as the fantastic Uridium, Paradroid, Cybernoid, Exolon, Nebulus and many more were just some of the games they released. Today however thanks to a heads up by Darren Doyle (@VidGameArtistry) a new Kickstarter is to begin on the 1st July, which is presented by none other than Andrew Hewson, as ' Hyper Sentinel ' by Jonathan Port. This is in fact a high quality looking retro styled shoot em up that answers the question, what if Uridium was made on a modern system!

Saint Kotar - Loved Broken Sword? You might like this Adventure horror!

I think it's about time we put those platformers aside and look towards an Adventure game that may excite those who played that fantastic game 'Broken Sword'. Welcome to ' Saint Kotar ' developed by Tanais Games ; a psychological horror and point and click adventure game, with switchable characters that draws its inspiration from the classics such as Broken Sword and even Monkey Island. Furthermore it's also inspired by the works from horror fiction writers such as H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe.

METAGAL - Another retro styled platformer gets a full release

Thanks to a heads up by Alberto Dolci who is one of our readers, he has informed us that the Megaman styled platformer of ' METAGAL ', which was a Steam Greenlight success a little while ago, is available to buy at 20% off for PC through Steam. In this Megaman style action platformer, you play as Meta the android girl, who must rescue her creator ' Dr.Ray ' from the evil dictator General Creeper, who has also turned your sisters into crazed battle droids. Featuring 8 unique levels, 30 enemy types, bosses, weapons collected from bosses, secret items to power up, and controller and keyboard support you can buy it today at just £2.23

Thy Sword - Retro styled action platformer greenlight success

Great news today from the developers GamePhase, as their retro styled pixelated action platformer 'Thy Sword', is now a Steam Greenlight success! Currently available as a demo, with development for the PC,  Thy Sword draws its inspiration from Norse mythology, with a hint of Conan the Barbarian and other great games such as Golden Axe and Moonstone. It also features, as we said before; single or co-op, player vs player, procedurally generated levels, different environments such as forests and mountains, different weapons, spells and enchantments, Loot, lots of enemies and bosses, steam achievements, and unlockable content, all mashed up in lovely pixel art with chip music using the SID from the C64!

AGONY - Amiga classic by Psygnosis gets an unofficial Remake made in UE4

In 1992, Psygnosis with development by Art & Magic, released the gorgeous owl flying shoot em up of AGONY, for the Amiga system. It was a very impressive game for its time using features such as scales of colors done with raster lines, halfbrite graphics mode for the between-level pictures, three layers of parallax scrolling using dual-playfield mode, in-game palette swapping, and continuous flashing of the background palette to simulate additional colors (Wiki). It was such a good game that a creator by the name of Ozan Temelli has done an unofficial UE4 remake for the PC!

3DNes - Amazing Emulator lets you play NES games in 3D!

An incredible end to the day today as Geod has finally released his very special emulator, which allows you to play many NES games completely in 3D! Titled 3DNes, and available for the PC, this Emulator runs smoothly on old computers such as a CoreM 800MHz + Intergrated Card Laptop in FullHD. What's more apart from the true 3D graphics for old flat CRT screen NES games, you can also play in any resolution, with customization graphics and full mono or stereo sound! What a brilliant Emulator, which really shines with a 3D graphical Mario, Castlevania or even Megaman!

30 Years Amstrad Megademo - CPC Scene Demo effort for the Amstrad CPC

It is a shame we missed out on the announced launch, especially as I have an Amstrad CPC and have always followed the Amstrad scene. But during the ReSeT 2016, a collaborative effort of sceners celebrated the Amstrad in style with the 30 Years Amstrad Megademo. This was in celebration of over 30 years of the Amstrad CPC 464 & 6128, which in terms of scene demos is rather rare as the C64 and ZX Spectrum is always ahead of the pack.

The Last Ninja Wastelands & Scoopex : SuTeKH/Epyteor releases two Amstrad music disks!

It has been some months since we have featured any Amstrad CPC tunes that are downloadable for the Amstrad, and that is about to change as of today thanks to SuTeKH/Epyteor. From the creator of Now That's What I Call Chip Tunes, Turrican 2, Kong Strikes Back & Friends, Ghosts'N'Goblins (By Mark Cooksey), Donkey Kong Country (Aquatic Ambience), 9 Lives, and The Secret Of Monkey Island (Title) CPC conversions, has now made available Anty^Scoopex and The Last Ninja (The Wastelands)!

Dad Quest - Hilarious child throwing platformer needs your greenlight votes

When it comes to all those games made by different developers you'd think there wouldn't be anything more to offer in a strange kind of way, but one such game really stood out in a long list of greenlight campaigns and that was ' Dad Quest ' by Excaliburgames and Sundae Month. This is in fact a child throwing platformer for the PC, in which you need to fulfil your Dad's quest to the legendary island. As each Dad dies, its Child will grow up, obtain a Child of their own and will seek to finish what their Dad started; to complete this grand Dadventure. 

ADIÓS A LA CASTA - EPISODE 2 - The Amstrad gets a much improved homebrew sequel tease!

Not long ago, 4mhz released the first chapter of ' Adios a La Casta ' as a homebrew for the Amstrad CPC 6128 and 6128 Plus. It was an enjoyable game that required a 128k based system, that mixed it up with classic platforming fun, while pushing out smooth frame rates and inclusive of a decent soundtrack. But today's news is a bit more eye opening, as the developer has announced Adios a La Casta episode 2, which actually looks a much better game, taking advantage of the full colour range of the Amstrad CPC, unlike the blander pinks and purples of chapter 1. To coincide with this news, a new teaser trailer has been released!

BLOCKY SKIES - Top quality homebrew appears on the Amiga!

Usually when a brand new homebrew game comes out, we are the first to know about it, but ' Blocky Skies ' developed by Enable Software Pty Ltd for the Amiga, took us completely by surprise. A game that was announced via our Commodore Amiga Facebook group as a top down arcade puzzler, stars a rather unusual character that must follow multi directional lines to reach the finish line. Along the way he must collect coins, avoid enemies and try not to go off the path, because if he does, he will fall a very long way!

XYDONIA - High quality shoot 'em up targets a Steam Greenlight success

A great bit of retro inspired news has just appeared in our inbox, and it's none other than the previously mentioned Shoot em up ' XYDONIA ', which is not only going through a Steam Greenlight campaign, but on June 27th the developers will be aiming for a Kickstarter success. If you love side scrolling shoot em ups, and the names R-Type, Project-X, Gradius or Darius give you goosebumps, then XYDONIA developed by Breaking Bytes for the PC is just what the doctor ordered!

CynthCART 64 v2 - Analogue Digitizer for the C64 gets a review!

It has been some time since we've done a full review of a hardware accessory for such systems like the C64, so here we are with a brand new product directly from Shareware Plus, the 'CynthCART 64'. Now you may remember Shareware Plus's 'uCassette' , which enabled users of the C64 to play tapes via your mobile or audio equipment directly into the C64 as MP3 or Wav files. Or the 1541 Diagnostic Cartridge for disk drive diagnostics, but what we have here is completely different. This is in fact an Analogue Digitizer, designed by Paul Slocum, manufactured by Shareware Plus with special thanks to Siem Appelman, that turns your C64 into a standalone analog synthesizer! Yes you too can make music via your C64, and thanks to this short review (I'm not a music artist) you can see what it's like!

Double Bubble - Insanely difficult ZX Spectrum homebrew

Miguetelo has just released his very first ZX Spectrum homebrew game called 'Double Bubble', which was developed using AGD. If you hate frustrating games then look away now, but if you love a challenge even if it means losing all your hair, then this game will do just that. In Double Bubble, the gameplay is very easy to understand, guide your second bubble around a maze like screen, avoid everything that is deadly, reach the exit and it's a level complete. Sound easy though? NO WAY!

Lionheart - One of the best Amiga platformers, PC-Mac playable

Lionheart is one of the nicest looking Platformers ever released on the Amiga, the details and game play are of very high standard, with parallax scrolling and 3D Backgrounds. Even though it was using the old chipset, non AGA, which further makes this an impressive game. This was originally released in 1993 by Thalion Software and art design by Henk Neiborg which had your character traversing the levels, jumping platforms and killing bad guys, thus it was so popular that it received some great reviews in several magazines. As such I'd highly recommend everyone download this game today, because thanks to Gamesnostalgia this game is once again playable, but on more modern systems on both PC and MAC, pre-configured using FS-UAE.

The legend of Daisy : A Diz To The Past - Zaks is still being a pain in another Dizzy fan adventure!

If the other Dizzy game gave you the urge to go on another adventure, then how about 'The legend of Daisy : A Diz To The Past' (Legend of Zelda?), developed by Andrew Goulding (AndyG), which was only just released for the PC as a demo! In this game, just like the last one, Zaks is being a real annoyance, but unlike before, Zaks has stolen all of Dizzy's gathered money and declared himself emperor of a police state. It's down to you, to put a stop to him, which may involve a bit of time travel.

Dizzy & Seymour : The Dark Wizard - Retro character duo in a new Dizzy fan adventure!

Good morning you fine fellows, it's a new a week so what better way to start it off than playing a brand new Dizzy fan game for the PC from Adam Markey (Adz.M), titled ' Dizzy and Seymour - The Dark Wizard '. A rather special release indeed, as this is the first fan game to be made in widescreen, and giving you the ability to play as either the classic Yolkfolk egg ' Dizzy ' or the real world spin off character Seymour. Two classic characters that were a joy to play in their own adventures, way back in the 80's!

The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening DX Hero Mode - Zelda classic just got much harder!

Zelda fans stand up and take notice, as the original hit 1998 classic ' The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX ', which is a remake of the critically acclaimed 1993 game Link's Awakening, that featured colour graphics, compatibility with the Game Boy Printer, and an exclusive colour-based dungeon for the Game Boy Color, has just got much much harder! Yes indeed, you can now play The Legend of Zelda : Links Awakening DX in an all new Hero Mode, which has minor edits to the original level design, enemy placement and much more while also making the game harder and far more challenging thanks to a hack by the_icepenguin!

Hyper Iria - Action Platformer for the SNES gets a full English translation

More cool retro gaming news for you today, as Dynamic-Designs and Matt's Messy Room, have released the full English translation for the 1995 SNES action platformer, ' Hyper Iria ', which originally was available in Japan! According to Romhacking who mentioned the translation, the game is based on the anime prequel to the sci-fi movie Zeiram, and you play as Iria a space travelling bounty hunter who keeps running into the immortal villain Zeiram and must defend herself against many different foes, in sometimes maze like levels!

Uwol Quest For Money - The Mojon Twins ZX Spectrum homebrew coming to the MSX2!

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. It involved a character called Uwol on a quest for more money, in a rather large place called the Storm Palace, hence the game name ' Uwol, Quest For Money '. That same game has once again resurfaced but this time as a port by Imanok for the MSX2, which will be released next Saturday at the Barcelona's #49 MSX RU and distributed by the AAMSX.

New AMIGA 1200 Cases - Exclusive new look at the latest Amiga case design process and key cap announcement!

Oh what a time to be an Amiga owner, as we now have an exclusive look at the A1200 Amiga Case Prototype, that may well be the finished design for those of you who have been eagerly awaiting their very own NEW Amiga case! After a very successful Kickstarter campaign by A1200 NET (Philippe Lang) and with the help of a number of sponsors such as Scoopex, this is the first time in almost 25 years that Amiga cases are being manufactured again! So no longer will you have to retrobright turning a once yellow Amiga into a white one with a lot of effort, as you'll never need to do that again once the A1200 Amiga case is in your hands! In light of this news, we have an exclusive look at the design process, with not just photography, but a description as well - in two parts!

Chiperia Issue #5 - More speaker banging tunes from The Chiperia Project (Amiga).

This week Indie Retro News will be announcing an Amiga exclusive that is sure to be a big hit throughout the Amiga community, but until that time comes, here is another fine Amiga release, 'Chiperia Issue #5 by The Chiperia Project'. Now if you remember our article from last year (link) we featured Chiperia Issue 4, which was a top quality Amiga music disk that had a number of class tunes! This latest release is again an Amiga music disk and again features even more tunes that show off just how good the Amiga can sound!

Football Fever - Footy bonanza on the Amiga CD32 from Amiga Jay!

I'll be straight with you right now, I can't stand football, I never liked it as a kid and I don't like watching it as an adult, even if it is currently Euro 2016. However there were some retro games that I did enjoy playing during my much younger years, and those were Sensible Soccer and Kick Off 2! They were no Fifa's, but playing them on the Amiga was so much fun and just perfect for ball kicking against a friend, without the thuggish behavior of a day out at the local stadium. Today's news though doesn't just give you Sensible Soccer and Kick Off 2, but many other football games which have all been put together on a rather entertaining Amiga CD32 release; ' Football Fever ' by Amiga Jay and team!

R-Type on the NES... Sort of!

Irem's classic space shooter R-Type made it to many systems in the day, over 10 home systems saw a release but one missed out on the joys of blasting the Bydo. The NES never got an official port, so in 1994 a bootleg sprang out of the Chinese brand MagicSeries.Corp with Magic Dragon. Essentially an R-Type clone for the console that saved video gaming. Maybe they shouldn't have bothered...

Ara Fell - Stegosoft Games aims to impress with their JRPG/RPG release!

Usually when it comes to games developed using the RPG Maker software, I tend to avoid them. As most of the time they are extremely poor, quickly made and hope for a quick cash grab through Steam. However that doesn't look to be the case with Stegosoft Games, RPG ' Ara Fell ', which combines the best parts of a JRPG and western RPG, as well as including elements of visual novels and adventure games! Developed in RPG Maker 2003, Ara Fell has all new monster graphics, sprite poses, panoramas, faceset alterations, battle animations and all new tiles.

Gunfright - Another Ultimate Play the Game Atari 8bit port (WIP)

If you were an Ultimate Play the Game fan in the 80's, then this year has gone over the retro scale in awesomeness. First we had the Ultimate Play The Game : Pentagram port for the Atari 8bit, then we had Pentagram ported to the C64, a Knightlore early version on the Amiga and then there was Alien 8, which again was for the C64. But now here we are again with another port, as this time Gunfright from 1985, which appeared on the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and MSX is coming over to the Atari 8bit by mariuszw!

Vampire Killer on the MSX2 gets a Castlevania MSX2 patch

Originally developed in 1986 for the NES, Castlevania by Konami, was a high grade for its time, action platformer, that had you tasked with the defeating of the vampire Dracula. It was a game that also appeared as a graphically impressive fan based game on the ZX Spectrum as Castlevania Spectral Interlude, developed by Sanchez . But today's news isn't so much as a fan based game or even a new game, but a MSX2 patch of the alternative MSX2 version also known as Vampire Killer, which turns the game into Castlevania. They both already share most of the background settings, enemies and music, but this goes much further.

The story of the Commodore Amiga in pixels - Amiga book by Chris Wilkins smashes Kickstarter goal!

Although we did not mention this glorious Kickstarter when it was first announced, we are kinda glad we didn't. Because today, there is a far better announcement to be made, as Chris Wilkins latest book, 'The story of the Commodore Amiga in pixels' has smashed its Kickstarter goal raising £28,958 pledged of a £25,000 goal so far, which puts it at the fastest retro book raising crowd funding campaign we've seen. To be honest this comes as no surprise as not only does it look like one of his best books, but its also by the same person who did ' The Little Book of ZX Spectrum Games ', 'The story of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in pixels ' Vol 1 - 3, ' The story of the Commodore 64 in pixels ' , 'The story of the Oliver Twins' , ' History of Ocean Software ' and ' The Story of U.S Gold'!

Amstard CPC Longplay & Review - "Quack A Jack" by Xyphoe!

Anyone for scrambled ("Terraductile"?!) eggs? Well in this Amstrad longplay you take control of Red Jack the duck trying to escape the palace dungeons whilst stopping the Terraductile eggs hatching and collecting as much loot as possible along the way! "Quack A Jack" is an early Amsoft game, and one of my favourites as a kid! It's long forgotten game well worth checking out for a quick fun blast!

Quod Init Exit IIm - Fart for victory in this brand new arcade platformer for the C64! ( BIG REVIEW )

Quod Init Exit IIm is the sequel to Saimo of Retream & 2011 RGCD  release: Quod Init Exit.  And if you know that game, you'll remember that whatever goes in, must always come out. But not anymore, since all the toilets have been turned into potties and scattered all over Suinio, the previously idyllic world, where our hero Zampo used to roam freely and eat all he wants and relieve himself, you know, wherever. So find the toilets, save the world is the premise. And boy is it fun!

Pietro Brothers - A New ZX Spectrum Game Demo!

So there's these plumbers... these Italian plumbers, who are brothers, and they live in some sort of platform game world in which they are pestered by horribly mutated crabs and tortoises... Not sure that will ever catch on, but it hasn't stopped C M Gonzalez from starting work on a game based around the Pietro Brothers. The game was teased on the World of Spectrum forums earlier today, where the creator said he would try to finish the game, but needs someone to help out with the sound - so if any AY musicians are reading and want to get involved, follow the link below.

Operation KREEP - Colourful frantic multiplayer shooter, available 10th June on Steam!

As many of you well know, I'm a sucker for games that look a bit retro, and when it comes to ' Operation KREEP ' which will be available on Steam for PC as from the 10th June, it has that and much much more! This game is a two-dimensional top-down couch co-op (hot-seat) multiplayer action game and your task? To wipe out an extraterrestrial organism, which is threatening deep space exploration missions! Beware though, there are other members up for the task, who are supposed to be working with you, but the thought of cold hard cash to keep the alien alive, will end up in a fight!

The Mastertronic Archives - The history of Mastertronic budget games needs your help!!!

Only just last month Indie Retro News did a big feature for Player One Book's big Kickstarter crowd funding campaign for ' The Mastertronic Archives - The Ultimate Mastertronic Collector's Guide '. Both a standard volume and enhanced collectors volume were mentioned, detailing the history of the fantastic 8bit budget range such as KANE, Kikstart, Finders Keepers, One Man and his Droid, and many more. Basically if you were a gamer in that era, with an Amstrad, C64 or ZX Spectrum, the Mastertronic range were at the top of their class. But so far with all that said, it still isn't a Kickstarter success, and with 70 hours to go, and only $28,897 pledged of a $33,000 goal, they need your help!

Banshee - An epic shoot em up from the Amiga for your PC & MAC!

If you want to play one of the best Amiga shooters ever released that required the AGA hardware, then you can do no wrong by playing this PC/MAC package of the high quality shoot em up, ' Banshee '.  Originally released by Core Design in 1994 for the Amiga and later the Amiga CD32, this is a high grade blaster that has fantastic animations, visual effects, great graphical design and fab sound effects. In fact, it's so good, that if you ever see an original version in good condition, just BUY IT! To coincide with this teaser info, Gamesnostalgia has unofficially released this game for more modern systems, pre-configured using FS-UAE.

RGDS Podcast interviews Indie Retro News!

Something completely different today and one I was trying to keep a secret until the time was right, but I've been interviewed by the excellent RGDS Podcast about Indie Retro News! Oh yes indeed after many months of discussion about it actually happening, the time is now for you to listen in, about how Indie Retro News came to be, how I became a retro gamer, the systems I've owned including an Amstrad and an Amiga, a bit about my family, some of the writers on Indie Retro News AND hopefully a personal thank you to all of YOU the readers. I was a little bit nervous, but overall it was a great experience and one, I'd happily do again on the RGDS Podcast!

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Thy Sword - Retro styled action platformer needs your Steam Greenlight votes!

The sun is shining and the weather is warm, so rather than be outside enjoying it, i'm here writing about a cool looking pixelated retro inspired action RPG platformer called ' Thy Sword ', which is currently going through a Steam Greenlight campaign. Developed by GamePhase, and for the PC with a demo available, Thy Sword draws its inspiration from Norse mythology. Also according to the developers it also has a hint of Conan the Barbarian and from great games such as Golden Axe and Moonstone.

The Dark - Unique ZX Spectrum shooter gets an improved re-release

If you're thinking this is going to be just another ZX Spectrum platformer, you'd be oh so wrong. Especially as ' The Dark ' by Oleg Origin, is a rather unique ZX Spectrum first person shooter, that has similarities to the retro PC game of Quake. First released in 1997, you play as the warrior Alexander and are on a personal quest to return to your native land, to free his country from an evil dark force, that had cross the border of the land of winds. In a game that has now been re-released as an improved version, you will come across many strange beasts that must be killed with a sharp stab or a bullet from a gun!

WinUAE 3.3.0 Final - The best Amiga Emulator gets a feature packed final with Freesync/Gsnyc!

After many months of beta updates with a ton of fixes and improvements, today is the day that Toni Wilen has released a brand new WinUAE version 3.3.0. Regarded as the BEST version of the Amiga emulator so far for both gaming usage and OS installs, you'll be pleased to know that version 3.3.0 comes feature packed, with features such as : intuitive game port input customization, on the fly input insertion/removal improvements, faster screenshot captures, Nero .nrg CD image support, Freesync/Gsync support and much much more. You'd be crazy not to download this now!

Project AlarCity - Earok teases an in dev shooter for the Amiga!

Just the other day Earok(Erik Hogan), gave a heads up to the Commodore Amiga Facebook group, that he was going to be developing a game for the Amiga. And sure enough today, we have learnt that this Amiga game is going to be an action top down shooter and will be called ' Project AlarCity ', although that may change during development. In light of this news, the creator has posted a ten second engine demo for you to watch!

Deja Vu & Uninvited +1DW [easyflash] - Nostalgia's latest release contains C64 HORROR!

Nostalgia are on form to end the week as they've just released two classic C64 adventure games as an easyflash, with one of them being very much in the horror category; 'Deju Vu and Uninvited'. Originally developed by ICOM Simulations and published by Mindscape in the late 80's using the MacVenture engine, these two adventure games were first ported over from the MAC and featured a point and click first person interface, with item collection and a number of logical puzzles that must be solved to continue.

Blake Strongflank - Do you like dying a lot? Then play this!

Are you a glutton for punishment and find dying a lot just to reach the exit an enjoyable experience? Then have I got the game for you! Welcome to ' Blake Strongflank ' by almostgames, a game in which you will die many many times either from deadly saw blades, electric beams, hot pipes and even the odd pool of acid thrown in for good measure. If you thought Meat Boy was frustrating, then I'm sure you'll enjoy ' Blake StrongFlank ' for PC and MAC!

Shrubnaut - Hook your way through a cute metroidvania

It's a Sunday and for some of us a bit drab and boring, so to lighten the mood with a bit of entertainment how about a free game for PC and Mac that was made in 6 days for a self-imposed GAME•A•WEEK challenge? This is ' Shrubnaut ', a rather cute and highly enjoyable metroidvania, in which you need to use your powerful hook to grab onto the landscape to explore a space terrarium and find all its secrets!

Sector 53 - Mine asteroids in this Amiga K240 inspired teased game!

In the early 90's I was to play one of the best Amiga strategy games of all time with buildings to place, resources to mine and Alien races to defeat. That game was none other than the Amiga sci-fi planetary classic ' Utopia : The Creation of a Nation ', published by Gremlin Interactive. However what many people didn't know was that same game was later succeeded by K240, but instead, had you colonising an asteroid belt and defending it with powerful weaponry. And on that little bit of history lesson for you, welcome to ' Sector 53 ' developed by hollettgaming, which is coming to PC(?) and is inspired by K240!

Wonderboy The Dragons Trap - Sega classic gets a modern remake reveal trailer!

As I've said before, with the Amiga enhanced version, when I was a wee lad spending all my money down at the Arcades, one such game I used to love was that fantastic platformer ' Wonder Boy ' designed by Ryuichi Nishizawa. It started its life as a skateboard rock jumping and axe bashing platformer, that later became the adventure platformer with RPG elements ' Wonderboy in Monster Land ' that many of us know and love to this day. That same game later had a sequel called Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap for the Sega Master System and Game Gear, published by Sega. It is that very game, which is going to get a brand new modern remake for both PC and Consoles, developed by Lizardcube, published by DotEmu and in collaboration with the legendary series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa!

OpenRCT2 - Open Source RollerCoaster Tycoon, teased with dynamic lighting!

I'm sure many of you remember the awesome game that is RollerCoaster Tycoon 2; a game by Chris Sawyer and published by Infograms in which you manage your very own theme park, with all its rides, shops, guests and economic fortune. Well that same game which got an open source version of ' OpenRCT2 ' last year, with many noticeable improvements. Has been shown off this month in a rather eye opening way. According to a heads up by ixigia, there is an experimentation going on with real-time lighting in night-time for OpenRCT2! Which basically means night time parks, lighting effects on pathways with lamps, and even rides and vehicles lit up too. I'm not sure when or if it will happen for all, but wow does it make RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 look good!

Dune - Amiga adventure based on Frank Herbert's science fiction, for PC and Mac!

If, like me, racing games are just not your cup of tea, either because you're just no good at them or find them tedious, then how about playing another of Gamenostalgia's Amiga to PC and MAC playable releases, ' Dune '. Now don't get too excited this isn't the mind blowing RTS version Dune II that was released in 1992 but the rather addictive adventure strategy game, based upon Frank Herbert's science fiction novel of the same name!