For this cast, I spoke with Mark Lemmert of 6502 Workshop who is making the most modern retro example of a game I’ve seen yet — designing Nox Archaist using the Apple 2 framework to make a new CRPG.
Retro-styled games are one of the most popular genres for indie developers, and have become a major facet of the indie market. However, so many developers tend to slip on up when it comes to this kind of design, and presents a major trap for new designers to avoid.
Narita Boy is a throwback to classic 80’s synth music and style. From Studio Koba, the team wanted to create a visual, gameplay and auditory treat. With the kickstarter just wrapping up, I had a chance to briefly ask them a few questions about the game.