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Retro World
Nov 13, 2013 @ 9:05am
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:18am
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We finally made it and it's all because of you.
Retro World is still moving forward!!!
Relive your gaming childhood as a retro sprite.

With a style heavily inspired by the quirkiness of the Earthbound/Mother series, Retro World takes you on a fantastic journey to a parallel universe where video games come to life. Experience 30 years of gaming evolution, from the early pong days to the modern games of today. Attend midnight game launches or test your skills in competitive in-game tournaments. Read in-game magazines for tips, tricks and reviews, or for the latest rumors about the new Gametron 9000 XZ.

We've teamed up with members of one of the biggest names in adventure games, LucasArts!

Many of our features are still in the early stages of development and are simply too raw to show. Here's what we can tell you. One of the main core mechanics involves taking game play styles from the inner games and applying them to real world problems and situations. It's executed in a way that has never been done before, which is something really rare in this industry.

Experience a wacky retelling of the video game industry where games come to life.
Explore a 3D stylized open world with various seasons, weather effects as well as night and day transitions.
Interact with colorful characters from gamers to folks simply enjoying small town life.
Play arcade and console games with your friends. (Some games feature real life multi-player options for up to 4 players.)
Some later gen games feature real Stereoscopic 3D, permitting you have the necessary hardware in your home. (3D types supported include Side by Side and Top and Bottom).

A game about games?

I've always enjoyed the tongue and cheekiness of discovering games within games. But what if the idea could be pushed to the point where the player begins to question what is real and what is game? So I decided to take the concept to the next level , while telling a relatable story to gamers like myself and yet interesting enough for new gamers that weren't around in the 80's. I've never seen anything of this scale before, so this presented a great opportunity to create something different.

How will the game flow?

You basically play the part of a young boy who's just moved to a new town where video games have just started to become a popular past time. You eventually realize that some of these games are not what they seem. Some games will actually leak some of their characters and themes into the real world or even absorb some of your friends right into the TV. It's up to you to use your knowledge acquired from the retro game play and gaming magazines to solve their problems and push the game worlds back where they belong. The main overarching goal is solving why these games are coming to life.

The game segments can be broken down into four phases:

1) The Hype - In anticipation of a release the town folks will talk about the upcoming titles expressing their likes or dislikes. You'll see prominent billboards advertising each game using various colorful marketing strategies as well as special features in magazines. After properly researching your game through you'll make your choice determining how much cash you'll need to earn.

2) Earning some cash - Games don't come cheap. It's up to you to gather enough money before the game's release. For this you'll do all sorts of chores for your parents, neighbors and even strangers you meet. Cutting the lawn and making deliveries are just typical things you'll do to earn your money. There's still always a chance a distant relative will send you a gift through the mail.

3) Getting the game - Getting the hottest new game can sometimes be difficult. Stores having limited stock was a common occurrence back in the day and in Retro World things are no different. You'll have to track down your games by calling specialty shops, department stores and then get there before it sells out. In some cases finding a game can be a quest in itself taking you to some of the more seedy parts of Frankton.

4) Playing the game - Now that you've got your game it's time to play it. Finishing games to 100% completion advances the story to the next Hype phase.

Being just a kid means you won't be able to buy everything available on release day. You'll have to rely on your friends to play everything. But once a game gets old you can always find it in a bargain bin or a second hand store.
Popular Discussions View All (3)
Jul 19, 2014 @ 2:01am
What would you like to see in Retro World?
Kahlúa (Coeurl)
Apr 21, 2017 @ 1:07pm
When is this getting released?
Nov 23, 2013 @ 6:06pm
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esterz4head Jun 17, 2017 @ 9:37pm 
I re-downloaded steam to check up on this. I think I found this 3 years ago. Whats going on?
Heroy Apr 16, 2017 @ 7:29am 
7 january this his commect on official site
"Yes, RW is still moving forward despite the failed Kickstarter. Currently working on custom tools to make my life easier as a one man team."
Hatch Mar 15, 2017 @ 4:17pm 
This game appears to be in lost in the dark abyss.
Tim Sep 24, 2016 @ 5:38pm 
Sadly, it looks like this is going's been almost 3 years since I first saw the video and thought what a gem this was going to be......and not far short of 2 years since the reply to my comment at the bottom of this page............I think I've lost complete interest at this point.
Aetherborn Nightclub Enthusiast Apr 27, 2016 @ 4:21am 
No news? The game looked pretty "done". :(
wingzero5555 Dec 6, 2015 @ 6:19am 
So I assume this project is dead because we haven't heard anything in a year
Thousand Zero Dec 1, 2015 @ 2:14pm 
I am still eagerly anticipating this one. Please don't stop development.
wingzero5555 Oct 13, 2015 @ 9:04am 
any news
JoZ3.69 Sep 4, 2015 @ 12:11pm 
any news??
REVERENDO Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:25pm