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Genre: Platformer
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Nov 5, 2012 @ 2:23pm
Feb 13, 2013 @ 2:26pm

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  • 12-16 hours of main story

  • Tight controls

  • 250+ hidden locations!

  • 5 epic boss Battles

  • GamePad supported

  • Who's 8BitBoy?
    8BitBoy is out of a job, and quite frankly he's depressed about it. Then he suddenly remembers all the good times he had as a kid, playing his trusted 8-bit console. He finds it in the far and darkest corner of the basement along with a strange looking cartridge. He plugs in the cartridge right away, and get sucked into this vivid world of platforming. And this is where your adventure takes off.

    8BitBoy is what you get when you cook down many of the greatest platformers of the late eighties and early nineties and add a personal storyline, smooth gameplay, vast worlds to explore and super tight controls. This is really what 8BitBoy is all about. Most modern developers put the emphasis on puzzle solving instead of simple challenging and engaging gameplay. This is why this game is going feel fresh – even though it’s based on the familiar classic platforming roots.

    I just can’t wait for you to try 8BitBoy and see for yourself!

    8BitBoy - A tribute to the greatest platformers
    Growing up in the late eighties, I guess it’s no secret where I got my inspiration from. My favorite games from that era were Giana Sisters, New Zealand Story, Wonderboy in Monsterland, Psycho Fox, Rick Dangerous, Super Mario Bros and Sonic the Hedgehog. Each of these games has contributed to 8BitBoy in one way or another. 8BitBoy doesn’t feel like any of the mentioned games in particular, but has elements from each of them.

    I really wanted to capture that perfect gameplay of the old classics – without the game feeling old and dated. I really do think I have accomplished just that. I really do hope all you platform lovers out there feel the same way when you get to try this game.

    It was crucial to me that this was going to be a full featured game and not some kind of short app game that is finished in an hour or two. So the game ended up having 12+ hours of main story gameplay and a lot of replay value and on top of that more than 200 hidden locations. Half way through making the game, I realized that this was a pretty ambitious decision to make for a one man indie title. Now I know why most platform games are a lot shorter. That said I’m really proud of sticking with my initial plan and finishing this massive game.

    A personal story behind 8BitBoy
    The games storyline is somewhat based on my own story. Our hero is this depressed and unemployed 32-year old guy, who hasn’t been able to get a job after finishing his exams one year ago. Our hero gets sucked into this happy, vivid and colorful 8-bit world where he has to overcome many obstacles to help him out of the status quo of unemployment and help him support his family. So this is a personal story that deals with some adult issues like unemployment and feeling inadequate. Combine that with a vivid and colorful pseudo 8-bit world and you get something very different.

    This pretty much sums up my own story and I felt I had to do something about my own situation. To keep myself from going crazy from unemployment – I started programming 8BitBoy while looking for a job. So you might say that I also got sucked into this parallel gaming world of my own.

    I really hope you will enjoy 8BitBoy as much as I did making it.

    Official homepage of 8BitBoy:

    Free Demo with a whole world to play will be available in December too!

    Thank you for all your comments and votes guys! - It's very nice of you to take your time to comment on my game and I read each and every comment you make. Thanks guys!
Popular Discussions View All (4)
Mar 29 @ 9:45pm
Jun 14, 2013 @ 12:52am
Trying to play..., but can't so far.
Apr 13 @ 5:54am
Change the coin acquiring sound
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†reacleÞod™ 15 minutes ago 
when I seen 8-bit I expected more a mcpixel kind of game but anyway
stan Apr 13 @ 5:50am 
Seems fantastic for hardcore players, but too hard for me.
realaxis Apr 13 @ 1:59am 
Upvoted! +1
JuelhoDeCobra Mar 26 @ 3:20am 
Mario style Owned
DrakeTheYoshi Mar 15 @ 4:38pm 
OK, this game looks really fun. I may or may not buy it, but I really want this to see Steam. I can tell this game deserves it, so I'm clicking "yes".
Mar 3 @ 6:24am 
<3 8bit
Th1ef Feb 28 @ 3:08am 
Look like mario
Nibel Feb 17 @ 8:58am 
обожаю 8битные игрушки!
Toothee Jan 31 @ 1:54am 
If i wanna play mario, i will play mario. Retro Fishing (the act of selling a game and supporting the fact that its "A retro throwback") is just stupid and i hope this doesnt see steam shelves.