One of the sad things right now is that as I am boldly at leisure at the moment (read unemployed), I must restrain myself from buying all the cool stuff I see every time I turn around. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t buy all the cool things.
Rex Rocket caught my attention the other day. Visually and auditorially it seems absolutely brilliant:
Inspired by the retro glory days of 8-bit games, Rex Rocket is a traditional 2D platformer brought into the 21st century. Paying tribute to classic NES games like Mario, Mega Man, and Metroid, old-school gamers will find Rex Rocket a breath of fresh air, stirring warm and fuzzy feelings of nostalgia. Rob and Tyler, two passionate indie game devs, have a mission to keep the world of retro games alive. Rex Rocket features one-of-a-kind handmade pixel art, over 100 handcrafted levels connected in an expansive starship filled with a wide variety of puzzles, enemies, hazards and bosses. To top it off, we have an an original, kick-ass chiptunes soundtrack by Saskrotch. Creating this universe and the memorable characters in this game has been a true labor of love.
If that’s not enough to get you pumped, how about this video?
What on earth are you waiting for? Go fund these people!