In Defence of GEMS

    On the whole, sound engines aren’t something people tend to discuss. That’s perfectly understandable really: a sound engine is just a bit of code that allows composers to talk to the sound hardware contained in a console. Even in the relatively niche world of retro gaming…

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A Speedrunner in the Making

[ Editor’s Note: This feature was commissioned as part of the RetroPitch 2017 event. ] ### Something you end up learning the hard way getting into games writing is just how little time you’ll actually have to spend with each individual game that comes your way, lest you miss out…

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Spartan Console Prototype?

  Spartan Console Prototype? So we got a Spartan Console Prototype, well sort of. We see the case, some lights, and no demo yet. We also see the team get cheeky over the gaming community criticising them. How cute. Let’s talk about this.   https://spartanconsole.com/news/goes-bump-night/ ————————————- New Intro,…

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Swan Song: Clover Studio

[ Editor’s Note: This feature was commissioned as part of the RetroPitch 2017 event. ] ###     Swan Song is a feature that takes a look back at older game companies, and the final game they created before taking their exit from the game industry. For the first entry…

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Yooka-Laylee Nostalgia

[ Editor’s Note: This feature was commissioned as part of the RetroPitch 2017 event. ] ### Looking at Yooka-Laylee’s critical reception from the outside (IE as somebody who hasn’t played it), I find the variety of responses intriguing. Actually, it would be more accurate to say I find the lack…

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