It’s become something of a cliché in games journalism to describe a project’s art style as ‘retro’, but if ever there were a game to use it for, it would be Haque.
Haque is a roguelike fantasy RPG that looks like something from the early Atari era of videogames. We’re used to seeing NES-like influences in the indie scene, but this is nostalgic on an entirely different level. Bright colors and big, blocky pixels set against a black background make up Haque‘s aesthetic, and it’s charming to see in action (there are modern flourishes in the animation, performance and sound quality, of course).
If Haque is able to reach its modest $6,400 funding goal, it’s easy to see it being labelled as an ‘indie darling’ like so many other one-man projects before it. This particular title is the work of Kevin B. Cole, a developer of two years whose previous Kickstarter campaign for Project Maiden was a success. In fact, you can play it for free right now on PC, Mac, and Linux.
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