AwesomeBlade Software, a one-man gaming development initiative established in January 2012, has announced that a brand-new platformer called 8-Bit Boy
will be arriving in the near future.8-Bit Boy
is inspired by its independent developer's own childhood gaming experiences enjoying many different platformer-style titles during the 1980s and 1990s. The new title is set to combine "engaging gameplay, tack sharp controls, 250+ hidden locations [and] 5 epic bosses", with an original storyline which is also based on the life experiences of the game's creator.
Rasmus Kønig Sørensen, the mastermind behind 8-Bit Boy
, explains the game's story as follows:
The game's 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 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 employment – I started programming 8-Bit Boy while looking for a job. So you might say that I also got sucked into this parallel 8-bit world of my own. I really hope you will enjoy 8-Bit Boy and relate to my story
Do you want to see the aforementioned "vivid 8-bit world" for yourself? A big bunch of screenshots has been released to show us just what we can expect.8-Bit Boy
is currently planned for release on Windows 8
in the early months of 2013. An XBLA release
is only tentative at the moment, with more details and media promised soon, so make sure that you keep a close eye on our coverage.