Jumpman: beautiful retro-futuristic platformer game -- Boing Boing Offworld

Over on Boing Boing Offworld, our Brandon's found Jumpman, a hypnotically nostalgic and mesmerizingly fun retro-game. The creator, Runhello, sez, "The thought was to kind of take all the things that have become possible in games in the last 29 years-- physics, 45 degree angles, a z axis-- and bring the new technology into an early-80s-style platformer while at the same time changing the platformer's basic nature as little as possible. The hope is to try to make you believe that every 2600-era platformer would have looked like this if only you'd pulled the camera back about 4 feet."

Gimme Indie Game: Runhello's Jumpman

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