Hello! I’m a indie game developer living in Tokyo.
Do you dig ‘retro graphic’ indie games? I do.
Many retro-themed games are still developed by indie studios for big publishers, which is good. However, the modern rendering techniques used in such games do not provide the unique feel of those early 8 bit and 16 bit titles.
Several years ago, I was an avid gamer who spent a long time on the original PlayStation and Sega Saturn. This was my first experience of video games.
Witnessing the first stages of the development of polygon graphics, and immersing myself in their lo-fi aesthetic was exciting.
Here in 2015, some might think it’s still too early to label those games “retro.” Yet many fans around 25-35 years of age feel something about those stylistic graphics strangely nostalgic, and appealing.
I’m trying to replicate the unique feeling of those early games. The first trailer for “Back in 1995” is an alpha version. As it develops, I’ll try to make it truly representative of those awesome oldskool graphics, sounds and effects.
Sincerely, Takaaki Ichijo
Indie game developer based Tokyo, working title "Back in 1995".