Posts Tagged ‘24 Caret Games’

Let’s Blather/Cower All Over Neverending Nightmares

By Nathan Grayson on September 28th, 2013.

We brought you word of Retro/Grade creator Matt Gilgenbach’s Neverending Nightmares a while back, and the pitch definitely didn’t tiptoe lightly on the heartstrings. In short, Gilgenbach has spent his whole life struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder and depression, and when Retro/Grade’s reverse-shmup antics only succeeded in rewinding money right out of his bank account, his personal demons began haunting him worse than ever. Neverending Nightmares is a psychological horror game born of those miserable experiences, an attempt by Gilgenbach to both expel and explore them. With the game’s Kickstarter winding down (and still in need of a bit more aid), I thought I’d play through its gruesomely gorgeous demo and discover just what sort of darkness lies inside. Also, I am a whimpering coward and I waited until nighttime to record. Inevitably, I start freaking out and babbling to myself like a lunatic, as all sensible, sane adults do in order to keep calm. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go find a corner and just, er, breathe for a while. Yeah, that sounds nice. 

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Reverse Shmup Retro/Grade Moonwalking Onto PC

By Nathan Grayson on March 7th, 2013.

Here's the easy version: it's out on March 20th. Steam and stuff. There you go.

Retro/Grade is a shoot-’em-up in reverse. It can also be played with guitar controllers. In short, videogames. The slightly longer version? Appearances can be deceiving, and the PlayStation transplant derives its DNA just as much from guitar heroes as it does star captains and their worlds of tomorrow. It’s an eccentric mix, to be sure, but word on the street is that it comes together quite beautifully. By why trust the street? It knows nothing of outer space or its customs. Also, it’s covered in gum and germs and stuff. After the break, you’ll find a trailer that reveals all.

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Rewind In The Key Of R-Type: Retro/Grade

By Jim Rossignol on March 20th, 2009.


“Rick Rocket has just saved the universe! Unfortunately, the massive destruction he left in his wake has caused a temporal anomaly that has reversed the flow of time.” This fantastic little shooter-rhythm hybrid game is smart and bonkers, but Rez it ain’t. You’re playing backwards in time through a battle that, in reverse, is a musical track. It’s a scrolling shooter, but the incoming lasers and outgoing projectile waves come with a beat: it’s even intended to work with guitar controllers. Yes. More after the jump.
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