Author: Danny

Danny is a retrogame collector with a fascination for weird Japanese Sega Saturn imports. He founded Retrolike.net to get the sub genre of retro-inspired indie games and remakes the spotlight it deserves.

Interview with Tony Gowland, creative director of Ant Workshop Tony Gowland has been working in the video games industry for 23 years. His journey took him from most subsidiaries of Rockstar and other AAA-industry giants to eventually establishing his own indie game studio, Ant Workshop. just short of Ant Workshop’s 10th birthday, Tony and his team, have released the v1.0 version of the fun family mini golf party game, Dungeon Golf, after a year of “Steam Early Access”-status. We asked Tony to take us through his career, indie video game development and of course, Dungeon Golf. Retrolike.net: How does it…

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Today, PLAION and Atari officially release the Atari 2600+, a remake of the granddaddy of all video game consoles. Most importantly, the Atari 2600+ lets you play your original Atari 2600 and 7800 cartridges on modern televisions with its HDMI port. Additionally, the Atari 2600+ can play both Atari 2600 and Atari 7800 games. The system also allows you to play all Atari games in widescreen mode. The system comes with a CX40+ Joystick which has been recreated to the same specifications as the original, and a 10-in-1 game cartridge featuring some of Atari’s most famous games: Adventure®, Combat®, Dodge…

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Jon Hare, the British designer of Sociable Soccer 24 and the much loved Sensible Soccer dynasty of games is buzzing with excitement & nerves as he leads his latest prodigy up the tunnel and onto the pitch. “Maybe we are crazy for combining 13,000 licensed professional football players with old fashioned, fun arcade gameplay and Fortnite style presentation.” Said Hare “But we have always believed there is a huge gap in the market for a different sort of licensed action football game.” “EA and Konami may make brilliant football simulations, but they are also boring, samey football simulations. Our game is something different, something…

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Press release The Itch.io darling Backpack Hero has surprise-dropped onto Steam and Nintendo Switch during yesterday’s (November 15, 2023) Nintendo Indie World Showcase, after 14 months in Early Access development! The turn-based roguelike gives players the puzzle of organizing your inventory to maximize buffs and create builds out of more than 800 unique items. Backpack Hero is out now on Steam, GOG, Itch.io, Epic Games Store, and Nintendo Switch for €/$19.99.Build your pack and vanquish the endless denizens of procedurally-generated dungeons as one of five playable characters, each with their own unique take on the backpack-building gameplay. Now in v1.0, rebuild the town of Haversack Hill into a charming hamlet: plan…

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This Air Twister review is made based on the Switch version with a review key provided by the publisher. The game is also available on PC, Xbox and Playstation consoles. The game costs €/$ 24,99. Yu Suzuki’s legacy in the gaming industry is undeniable. Over his 25-year tenure at Sega, he began as a programmer and ascended the Sega ranks from producer to head of in-house studio AM2. His catalog includes iconic titles like Space Harrier, After Burner, Virtua Racing, Daytona USA, and, of course, the Shenmue series. As a producer, he played a crucial role in the development of…

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Retrolike.net interviews Marcu Catalin about The Fall of Elena Temple and developing for the Playdate We are in the midst of the Playdate release of ‘The Fall of Elena Temple,’ the latest project by Marcu Catalin, a solo developer from Romania with almost 17 years of experience in the game development landscape under his belt. After developing on common platforms he has now ventured into the world of Playdate, the little yellow handheld device, perhaps better known for its crank. Playdate has already stolen the hearts of many critics and players with its diverse game library and an equally diverse…

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This Chipmonks! review is made based on playtime on Xbox One. The game is also available on Nintendo Switch, Playstation en PC (Steam) for €/$8.99. Niemi Bros Entertainment Niemi Bros Entertainment has found it’s way to Xbox for the first time. This small studio consists of two brothers, Andrew and Jonathan, who have a love for video games. With the help of QUByte Interactive for the publishing part, they have their entry into the Xbox market through Chipmonk!, a typical old-skool brawler. Make war, not love Wow, a gluttonous gray squirrel has decided to steal all your food. And not…

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It is save to say that Brazil has been one of the most productive nations when it comes to retro releases and retro-inspired indie development. Recently we’ve reviewed, the formidable brawler Pocket Bravery for example. But how about Horizon Chase Turbo, Spark the Electric Jester and Blazing Chrome. The sheer enthusiasm of the Brazilian gaming community and general strong appreciation for retro games is clearly noticeable even in our site statistics. One of the driving forces behind the Brazilian indie scene has been indie developer and publisher QUByte. While they do publish a large array of video games, a large…

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With just one and a half weeks to go, industry legend Yu Suzuki (known for Virtua Fighter 4, Out Run, Hang On, Afterburner, etc.) and his company, Ys Net, have unveiled a new Air Twister trailer. The game has remained relatively under the radar for the general public due to its exclusivity on Apple Arcade. However, now that the exclusivity deal has run its course, ININ Games is set to bring the game out of obscurity and onto every other available contemporary gaming platform on November 10th, 2024. Following the June announcement trailer, this latest trailer delves into the progress-based…

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Nightdive Studio, the developer specialized in remasters, has today announced that the highly anticipated STAR WARSTM: Dark Forces Remastered will be released on February 28, 2024. The developer focuses on preserving the look and feel of the 1996 original while simultaneously enhancing the 3D core gameplay. They’ve redrawn the 2D cutscenes and completely reworked the 3D animated cutscenes. Based on what we’ve seen in the trailer, both cutscene styles look extraordinarily faithful to the original.

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