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Rex Rocket - retro Sci-fi adventure ( by Castlepixel )

04-13-2014, 06:24 AM
Rex Rocket - retro Sci-fi adventure ( by Castlepixel )

Set in Earth’s distant future, you play Captain Rex Rocket, a former war hero who now spends his days transporting scientists to the far reaches of the universe. The game begins with Rex and his crew on a routine mission for the Council of Science - to transplant bio-engineered Terra-Oozlings to an uninhabited planet on the other side of the galaxy. While the ship's crew are in cryo-sleep, all heck breaks loose when the Terra-Oozings escape their tanks and cause the ship's main computer, LAUREN (Logic Analysis User Reactive Entity Network), to go insane. Now it's up to Rex to stop the computer, rescue his crew, take back his ship, and save the day!

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.

Last edited by Aventador; 04-13-2014 at 09:50 AM.
04-13-2014, 07:04 AM
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this looks really GOOD!!!

date of release?

04-13-2014, 07:37 AM
Rex Rocket's coming to IOS!!!

Guys, this game is going to be amazing. I've been following it for months, already preordered the PC version. It's one of my most anticipated indies of 2014

Check out the TIGForum Devlog here, tons of awesome GIFs:

You can find the PC demo here:

Edit: seems demo might have been removed

Last edited by Bronxsta; 04-13-2014 at 07:44 AM.
04-13-2014, 07:47 AM
Where did you learn that RR is coming to IOS? Can't find any info, devs haven't mentioned it in their Devlog, etc.
04-13-2014, 07:53 AM
Originally Posted by Bronxsta View Post
Where did you learn that RR is coming to IOS? Can't find any info, devs haven't mentioned it in their Devlog, etc.
PAX East

04-13-2014, 08:04 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 7,187
Originally Posted by Aventador View Post
Those vids!!!
04-13-2014, 08:20 AM
Originally Posted by Aventador View Post
Awesome. Can't wait.
04-13-2014, 09:17 AM
Holy poo. This looks incredible.
04-13-2014, 10:32 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
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Posts: 149
like System Shock in 8bit style
04-18-2014, 01:01 PM
Joined: Apr 2014
Location: Pittsburgh & Toronto
Posts: 26
Hi guys,
I'm one of the devs for Castle Pixel and just wanted to say thanks for posting this thread I'm really glad you guys are digging it so far.