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After a couple of years of development I finally released my game on Steam! I hope you all love it!

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Took me a couple of years, but it is done! The retro platformer I've been working on is now on Steam! There's also a demo!

Here are some details:

- It's inspired by Super Mario Bros., Castlevania and Contra, as well as other NES games.

- It has an experimental level design where you navigate a 3D world through 2D environments: every time you enter a new screen the camera can rotate to face a different direction (your compass shows that).

- There are 3 levels (one mountain level, one forest level and one desert level).

- Each level ends with a different boss!

- Game is based on Unity, but other than that I drew all the sprites and wrote all the music and code.

This is a screenshot from just before the first boss. Note the "screen" post-processing effect. Free-aspect ratio is supported in the game, but to be honest I prefer the original NES aspect ratio:


This screenshot sees the player arriving at a town in the mountains:


Here's a screenshot without the screen post-processing effect (which you can disable in-game). You can see a mummy, an angry cloud and some quicksand:


I really hope you guys try it out and like it as much as I liked developing it (the link to the steam store page is at the top of the post)!

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