TimeSplitters Retro Roots

Like many of you I've been trapped inside due to the coronavirus lockdown for over a month now. I feel it's time to take a long needed break from development of The Flawless: Art's Tale and get all nostalgic about a PlayStation 2 classic... The original TimeSplitters by Free Radical and Eidos. (more…)

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Final Fantasy VII Retro Roots

Final Fantasy VII is probably my favourite game of all time. With the Final Fantasy VII Remake just around the corner I though it a great time to get all nostalgic about the RPG that blew me away back in 1997 on the original PlayStation. It was a game brimming with emotion, where plot twists lay around every corner and

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Super Fantasy Zone Retro Roots

Super Fantasy Zone – Retro Roots

Super Fantasy Zone by Sunsoft is one of my favourite childhood games. It's still one of the games I come back to as a retro gamer and game developer. Released in 1992 for the Sega Mega Drive (Genesis in the US) the game was massively original with loads of cool mechanics that made it stand out. I spent hours taking

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Space Blaster Special Turbo – Retro Roots

We previously published an article about the retro inspiration behind the none turbo version of our frantic space blaster. We limited the article to cover only a few games. This article will expand on these games and also add some of the not so retro game inspiration behind the new massively expanded 'Turbo Edition', Super Mega Space Blaster Special Turbo.

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Ico – Retro Roots

Hello everyone, Tony here. We're back with another Retro Roots. This time it's not too retro but getting there. I thought I'd chime in with one of my all-time favourite games, Ico. Created by Ico Team, first released on PlayStation 2 in 2001, and the predecessor to Shadow of the Colossus. (more…)

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Magicland Dizzy – Retro Roots

Welcome to our second 'Retro Roots' blog post and this game certainly is retro. Magicland Dizzy and most of the Dizzy games were favourites of my brothers and mine in the late 80s and early 90s. A series initially created by the Oliver Twins and published by Codemasters that we enjoyed in all its green-screen glory (we didn't have a

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Shadow of Memories – Retro Roots

This is the first in our Retro Roots series which focuses on games that have inspired the development of The Flawless: Art's Taleย and our other games. Retro may be a little inaccurate as games from the early 80s all the way to the present day have helped us design and develop the game giving it an original yet familiar feel.

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