Montreal, Canada –November 03, 2021.
Retro publisher Incube8 Games, games producer Spacebot Interactive, and indie developer Ben Jelter, are today very happy and excited to announce that their dystopian adventure game “The Machine” is getting a physical cartridge to the Game Boy.
In The Machine, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue numerous different storyline paths in an original dystopian world, exploring the inner workings of a gigantic machine and the people who inhabit it in the throes of an election that could dramatically shape the future.
In this hierarchical society, your place in the world is determined at a young age through an aptitude test, which will allow you to experience each playthrough as a factory worker, a police officer, or more. Get to know those around you, and make decisions that could dramatically impact the future of your home and its inhabitants.
More details on the game, including the release date, will follow.
2D pixel art
Multiple possible ending
Fully compatible with all Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance handhelds
About Retro Modding
Created in 2016, Retro Modding is a company based in Montreal, Canada. Its mission is to ensure the longevity of retro handheld systems. Specialized in the design and console components and modding parts, they collaborated with artist like Mr Beast, Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty), Spacebot Interactive (Dragonborne, Deadeus), NGDEV team, Chipzel (Crypt of the NecroDancer), The Retro Future, Rage Elixir, Eboys, Metal Jesus Rocks and many others.
About Incube8 Games
Incube8 Games aims to facilitate the publishing of retro video game cartridges, with a focus on 8-bit handheld consoles. Strong with Retro Modding’s expertise and supply chain, they offer turnkey publishing solutions for physical releases.
About Ben Jelter
Ben Jelter is an independent artist and game developer based out of Burlington, VT. His inspirations include surrealism, sci-fi, history, and game theory.
The Game Boy was Ben’s first console. Making a game on the system would have been a childhood dream if he believed it to be possible. Ben enjoys developing Game Boy games because the limitations of the system encourage a process of subtractive design.
Ben’s previous games include Opossum Country, Unearthed, The Last Employee, Sidius Nova, and Primary Particle. Ben’s comics include The Tumor, Heroin Harry, The Plane Crashes, and the massive sci-fi series Heliosphere. You can find Ben’s illustrations in the art book Pictures for Brains.
About Spacebot Interactive
Based in the UK, Spacebot Interactive are an indie game developer and publisher, who have a passion for retro style video games. They initially garnered interest with Dragonborne, an adventure RPG released in 2020, which has gone on to be one of the most successful indie Game Boy games in terms of sales.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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