8-bit inspired Archive

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Check out this upcoming 8-bit inspired Game of Thrones game


Spanish artist Abel Alves has posted a trailer for a new creation that will have many of you excited – a free 8-bit style game based on the popular Game of Thrones TV series.

The game features four different characters (Jon Snow, Daenarys and Tyrion are shown in the video – each with different abilities and attacks) from the TV show as well as awesome chiptune renditions of the music from the show created by Floating Point. There are four levels in all, based on different parts of the book and TV series, some of which were provided by pixel artist Carl Olsson.

You will be able to the game here soon.

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French presidential candidate uses the famous Konami Code

French presidential candidate François Bayrou has, in an unusual move, targeted the video game enthusiast vote for the upcoming election. In an attempt to “unlock” more support, Bayrou has had the Konami code embedded in his campaign website (www.bayrou.fr).

Visiting Bayrou’s website and entering the famous cheat code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A) reveals the candidate’s election message – 8-bit style.

Very cool.

Source: The Telegraph

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Square Enix involved in Google Maps 8-bit

Square Enix have today confirmed their involvement in Google’s April Fools’ Day shenanigans, the distinctively Dragon Quest inspired Google Maps 8-bit for NES.

A U.S. representative has told Game Informer that Square Enix provided assets for the collaborative project, stating “Google came up with the idea, then we provided the assets and helped them to create the map.”

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April Fools: Google announces Google Maps for NES

For this year’s April Fools’ Day joke, Google has put out a trailer showing off a version of its Google Maps service for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Watch the trailer above.

You can put also Google Maps into 8-bit mode to see your location in glorious 8-bit graphics.

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The King of Games t-shirt shop now shipping overseas


Kyoto-based t-shirt shop The King of Games has launched an international online shopfront. The store has gained a reputation among travellers to Japan for its high quality, officially licensed Nintendo themed retro gaming t-shirts.

They’re not exactly cheap, though.

Via GameSetWatch

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The 8-bit Assassin’s Creed


Majami Hiroz has constructed this 8-bit interpretation of Assassin’s Creed. It’s a bit more modern retro than pure 8-bit style, but it’s amusing nonetheless.

Via Kotaku

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Incubattle: Stop the Album Leak, 8-bit inspired Flash game


Alternative rock band Incubus has posted an 8-bit inspired Flash game on their website entitled Incubattle: Stop the Album Leak, in conjunction with Kill Screen magazine. The game revolves around beating up (literal) pirates, who have stolen the band’s latest album. The game has been released to promote the band’s new album If Not Now, When?

The game features some nice pixel art and chiptune renditions of the band’s music (or so I believe, I haven’t followed them in 10 years), but the gameplay is pretty straightforward. Still, it’s a pretty cool promotional effort.

Source: Incubus, via GameSetWatch