When you see as many sport jams as we do at itch.io, it will get arduous to be genuinely stunned by a jam’s outcomes. Impressed? Sure. Excited? Definitely. Blown away? Almost by no means. Low Rez Jam completed up final week and I’m completely blown away by the variety within the outcomes. The solely requirement for entries was that they had been in 64×64 decision or much less. This implies that the outcomes comprise platformers, shooters, puzzles, demakes, beat-em-ups, and a few video games that defy classification. I picked out just a few of my favorites, however it’s best to submit yours within the feedback under.
One of probably the most Xenia’s most spectacular options is the sheer scale of the venture that was constructed out in lower than 2 weeks. There is a completely functioning Zelda sport in Xenia 2 with magic, upgrades, and an overworld. Xenia 2 isn’t an excellent prolonged expertise, clocking in at beneath an hour, nevertheless it legitimately looks like a misplaced prototype for a sport that was by no means launched. It’s additionally bought beautiful pixel artwork that actually pops with the low decision.
Some of my fondest reminiscences enjoying video games with my dad had been of us attempting to flee the omnipotent yeti on the finish of Ski Free. That nightmare creature has haunted me for the higher a part of twenty years. Fortunately Pixel Peak is right here to supply a nice arcade ski-em-up with the cutest-most squat athlete I’ve seen shortly.
There aren’t a ton of issues to do in Pixel Peak — solely snowboarding down the titular mountain– however you’ve bought branching pathways and a scoring system that lends itself to a number of playthroughs and rating wars with your folks. Whenever I play an amazing sport that comes out of a jam I ponder what the sport would seem like with extra time and funds poured into it. Pixel Peak forces you to surprise simply how nice it might be as a full launch whilst you zip down the slopes.
She Plays Ultra High Definition Video Games is unusual beast. Is it a sport? Sure, however that’s not one of the simplest ways to take a look at the expertise. You play SPUHDVG as a woman enjoying video games earlier than she’s known as right down to dinner. If you performed video games as a child you’ll positively bear in mind the frenzy to complete a sport earlier than your mother marched upstairs to pull you to the dinner desk. This is the type of scene SPUHDVG units up. You can play a handful of ~30 second lengthy video games within SPUHDVG that mimic well-known franchises of video video games’ previous which continues to set the scene of a childhood gone-by. I do know SPUHDVG received’t be for everybody, however when you grew up enjoying video games you may anticipate a tactical strike of nostalgia that may sit with you lengthy after you end the sport.
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