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.

Ion Fury - An action packed first person shooter using the famous Build engine!


Don't get me wrong I do like playing modern first person shooters such as Shadow Warrior or even  Wolfenstein, but in all honesty I prefer playing the much older types, the original early 90's gun in hand blasters such as the original Doom or even Wolfenstein 3D. So it stands to reason why I just had to mention the first person retro inspired game ' Ion Fury '; A game that is not only going to be available today for PC and Linux and out of Early Access...But it's using the famous Build engine from 3D Realms! An engine that powered Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Shadow Warrior and other 90's hits. Of old-school throwback games!

Duke Nukem - Platformer classic reviewed by DarkwyndPT


I think reviewing the first titles of popular gaming franchises that still continue to nowadays has become sort of a running theme around here, hasn’t it? Then again, a lot of popular gaming characters have humble beginnings, like probably the manliest character in video-game history having started in a shareware title. And believe it or not, I’m talking about Duke Nukem.

Berks Four - Super duper blaster for the C64


It's the C64's time to shine today as thanks to a heads up from our good friend Silvio Savarinoof, we've been told Digital Monastery has released the C64 version of 'Berks Four'; game coded by Jon Williams who also worked on the Atari XL/XE version released back in March of this year. If you haven't heard of Jon Williams before, not only is he an oldskool scener of Hokuto Force, but he also worked on other games such as "Baby Berks" , "Major Blink" and "Berks 3".

Watch Chopper Command (C64) Gameplay First - Live!



I'm Really pleased to announce that we've been given access to play test the BETA version of the brand new C64 Chopper Command port from Antonio Savona and Steven Day.  Antonio reported yesterday that the game was feature complete, with just SFX and difficulty fine tuning left to do.

The Shadow over Hawksmill - A dark C64 Cthulhu inspired game gets its first footage


The last post today and one I think you'll agree is pretty decent, as thanks to a heads up on the Commodore 64/128 Facebook group via Icon64, we've been told 'The Shadow over Hawksmill' has just been teased with some very early footage. Yes indeed if you like a bit of horror in your C64 playtime, then you'll be pleased to learn that not only does the footage show off more of this Cthulhu based C64 horror, but it will be using the Legend of Atlantis engine but with far more action.

Civgen - Ambitious project to bring Civilizations to the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive.


Good evening retro gamers, have we got a special announcement for you! A gendev member by the name of SegaTim, has teased a work in progress Civilization for the Sega Genesis and Sega Mega Drive as a port of the original hit classic called Civgen! Now I'm sure many of  you have heard of the highly addictive management game called Civilization by Microprose, well the developer 'sadhedg' who is a huge fan of the original game, has not only teased a number of images of the port, but has also released an early Alpha Demo.