After a brief holiday break how about we get things rolling again with a small pixellated platformer? Super 16 is the brain child of Ben Anderson, a guy that’s been making 2D games as a hobby for nearly 10 years. We had some trouble tracking down some of Ben’s other projects, but so far Super 16 is looking pretty.. super. The graphics may be a bit lower-fi than you’re used, but hopefully you can appreciate the fact that Ben and his team are trying stay within some retro technical constraints, namely that all the enemy sprites are 16×16 pixels. Sure, it’s artificially limiting, but it’s interesting to see what can be done.
Oh, and there’s a story behind Super 16. You play the role of a space explorer looking for new life and blah blah blah. You can read the full story backdrop on the games’ Kickstarter page if you want, but all you need to know is that it’s a Metroid style side scroller with some deliciously dark pixel graphics.
With a funding goal of only $1,000 the financial aspirations are right in line with the limited technical scope, so why not check it out?