I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my life as a gamer thus far. And, it’s strange to say, but I’d love to go back to the beginning sometime and relive it all again. I guess that’s what developer, Francois Grenier, thought when he started work on Retro World.
Retro World attempts to bring back the joyful days of gaming as a child. The game is set in a parallel universe where video games are able to come to life. The player plays the role of a young child and lets you experience the evolution of thirty years of gaming. As you’d expect, the game features consoles from a bygone era, arcades and even, Pong. All beautifully detailed in retro, pixel-art, 2.5D glory.
The gameplay is styled after action/adventure role-playing games, however, you get to play so many well-detailed games (within the game) that it’s hard to keep track of exactly what genre it fits into. These games are all incredibly detailed and not simply mini-games. You can try out clones of popular games like Space Invaders and many more. Some of these even feature multiplayer functions that actually work!
Retro World also features many interesting characters that the player can interact with and they all play a variety of roles. Some characters can give you tips on the latest games, rumors or even just joke with you, while others still, might try to sell you bootleg copies of games.
As the story progresses, players will bear witness to the technological advances in gaming. This includes everything from hardware to graphics improvements. In addition, the player will attempt to solve the mystery of what is making the games come to life.
I’m a gamer at heart, and always will be. And, I don’t know about you guys but this looks fantastic. Retro World is currently on Kickstarter and could really use some support. Check it out now!