8-Bit Boy Announced for Arrival on Windows 8

By Keith Gray, 4 years ago
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.

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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.
Keith Gray
Written by Keith Gray
Keith has been contributing to the news on the TrueGaming Network since 2010. He's the resident fan of racing games. Outside of gaming, Keith is a qualified accountant so numbers really speak to him! Other hobbies include swimming and wheelchair basketball.