[Update 5/19/2015: 8-Bit Adventures will launch via Steam on May 22.]
Back in January of 2013, indie game developer Joshua Hallaran released his retro JRPG inspired title called 8-Bit Adventures: The Forgotten Journey. Recently, Hallaran announced that he made significant changes and updates to the game, which prompted him to release a re-mastered edition.
In 8-Bit Adventures, players embark on a classic JRPG quest inspired by the 8-bit graphics of the NES era. With the promise of unique story twists, engaging characters, and plenty of monsters, gamers explore a vast world by land, airship, snow-craft, and even whirlwind. Players utilize the abilities of the Warrior, Thief, and Mage as they engage in turn-based combat that also includes a color-based element system to determine strengths and weaknesses.
8-Bit Adventures: The Forgotten Journey Remastered Edition features several updates, including gameplay re-balancing, completely re-written dialogue, re-designed environments, additional music, and several hours worth of new scenes and game content.
Hallaran’s small indie studio Critical Games has released several other projects, with a majority of them built for mobile markets. Some of their previous projects include Giusto Intonation Training, Martian Mix-Up, and Path of Thanatos. Currently, 8-Bit Adventures can be purchased through the Greenman Gaming client for PC at a price of $9.99 USD, or otherwise directly through the official website. For those who may wish to sample the game before buying, Critical Games has made a demo version available for download on their website.