Eponasoft & Aetherbyte Studios Showcase Their Upcoming PC Engine Homebrew Games Monolith & Atlantean

Eponasoft-Aetherbyte-Studios-Showcase-Their-Upcoming-PC-Engine-Homebrew-Games-Monolith-AtlanteanFollowing the breakdown of Frozen Utopia's development on their RPG project Mysterious Song last year, the PC Engine homebrew scene was beginning to look rather bland. Since then two new projects have sprouted up from two different indie publishers, breathing life back into the scene we were all so worried about.

Aetherbyte Studios, who have already released a PC Engine / Turbografx 16 homebrew release under the title Insanity, are showing signs that they are the league leaders in developing for NEC's classic console. Instead of aiming to develop a single game for the console, Aetherbyte are working towards what they're calling Retrocade- a six game compilation of arcade game remakes and originals.

Out of the six games listed- Pyramid Plunder, Atlantean, Joust, Jungle Hunt, Skate or Die Halfpipe and Insanity Deathmatch, promising progress has been made on the first two games. The Aetherbyte website has shared screenshots of the current progress of Atlantean and Pyramid Plunder, leaving us very much anticipating the compilation's release.

Eponasoft on the other hand have also stepped forward to show off promising work on their developments. Their latest game Monolith seems to be progressing very well, at least if their development videos are anything to go by. Eponasoft have shared footage of what is looking like an upcoming homebrew adventure classic, in the same vein as Castlevania and Super Adventure Island.

Link: Aetherbyte Studios
Link: Eponasoft
Source: Retrotaku

Last Updated ( 12 February 2012 )  


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