One of the beauties of being an indie studio is the ability to experiment; there is a freedom to development as there are no true limitations. The game can become a total fan service to the developers themselves. Brian Provinciano of VBlank Entertainment took the time to sit down with us recently and discuss this very fact. His title Retro City Rampage is a culmination of various pop culture references and game design mash-ups that merge into a totally unique game. We were given the opportunity to test it out and loved what we saw.
For the uninitiated, Retro City Rampage parodies the open-world action genre combining dozens of game mechanics into an 8-bit game. The game has a beautiful sense of humor, lampooning an entire era of movies, games and pop culture. Players take on the role of THE PLAYER, an anti-hero, who signs up as a henchman for a local crime syndicate. But things go chronically awry and he must soon defeat the EVIL GOOD GUYS, who will stop at nothing to end his RAMPAGE OF DOOM.
It wouldn’t be a Game Feast unless it had a main course. Super Meat Boy looks to fill that void. We are beyond pumped to get our hands on the platformer next week. In the mean time, check out this awesome fan created video. If you were alive in the 90’s this video has invoke a bit of nostalgia within you. Just think poorly rendered VHS, over the top announcers, and pure gaming goodness.
It makes us hungry…