New Retro Games

This blog aims to be a source for news and info on ‘new retro games’ – that is, modern games that were made with a retro feel. Games that seek to capture the old school vibe of games from the 80s and 90s, where you having to figure out the game’s rules and secrets was part of the fun! Games that encouraged exploration and experimentation, and focused more on gameplay than sound or graphics (although these things are not mutually exclusive, it really depends on the game).

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As much as I love the old school games I grew up with, many are affected by nostalgia and rose-coloured glasses. Going back to them it’s hard to face clunky interfaces, slow slow character movement or awkward controls, or terribly dated graphics (remember when FMV was cool? Me neither). The benefit of modern retro-styled games is that they can apply some new school sensibility – fluid, responsive controls, better game design and systems, crisp graphics, and the like.

And we can be Royals.. just for one day

And we can be Royals.. just for one day

There are a lot of blogs covering retro games specifically, and by extension new retro games and remakes, but less so are their blogs that soley focus on new retro games. We hope to become a definitive source for finding games that will scratch that old school itch (if it persists, you might need to call your doctor), and help you rediscover the sense of challenge and discovery that made games exciting and fresh all those years ago!

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About J.C

I grew up in the dark dingy arcades of the 1980s, blasting heads with Robocop 2, but grew up in an era that spanned the introduction of the x86 home computer, through to the 16-bit revolution, into the polygon age and beyond. I write about food, travel and of course, New Retro Games. I started newretrogames.wordpress.com and contribute to www.thecitylane.com. I am also a freelance business researcher, writer, and editor having published academic and corporate articles on innovation and intellectual property.

Posted on April 4, 2015, in [News]. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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