Party like it’s 1987 – Unusual Findings pixel art adventure launches in October – Games Asylum

Take stranger things and The Gooniesmash them together and you get last year’s slightly disappointing result Echo generation. Also: this year Unusual findsa 16-bit style pixel art adventure.

Also quoting the lost boys As an influence, Unusual Findings takes us back to the days of VHS rentals and 8-bit video games. It’s a coming-of-age story, set in a small town with alien happenings. In order to maintain the 80s vibe, licensed music will be featured, including “You Spin Me Around (Like a Record)” by Dead or Alive.

The story sees the silly trio Vinny, Nick and Tony discover a distress signal from a downed UFO while playing with a cable TV box. Together they go in search of the crashed craft, only to find something that puts their lives in danger. ET has gone rogue!

A non-linear point-and-click experience is promised, with dialogue choices that impact relationships and areas you might not even discover in a single game. The locations mentioned so far include the neighborhood arcade, a comic book store, and a video rental store.

“The movies, music and games of the 80s and early 90s were more than just ‘awesome’ – they sparked our curiosity, sharpened our minds and set the stage for the people we were to become,” said Hernan Lopez, game designer at Epic Llama.

“If this sounds like you, consider Unusual Findings both our love letter and a way of giving back to the times that created us – an adventure game steeped in warm nostalgia that tackles the genre with modern flourishes,” they continued.

Unusual Findings will be released on October 12 on all formats for $19.99, developed by Epic Llama and published by new ESDigital Games.

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