A Cat Rendered On A Game Boy, And Other Sweet Demakes You Can Do

Demakes, where somebody creates a mockup of a recent game that makes it look like it was built for some old, crappier system than what we have now, have been a Cool Thing To Do lately, and now there's an app for that. » 8/02/14 3:30pm 8/02/14 3:30pm

Play Halo's 8-Bit Ancestor Now

What would Halo: Combat Evolved look like if it had been made for the Nintendo Entertainment System? Expert de-maker Eric Ruth answers that question with his own version of Halo, a side-scrolling shooter that looks transported straight from the 80s. » 1/18/11 9:00pm 1/18/11 9:00pm

8-Bit DJ Hero Has A Better Soundtrack Than Real DJ Hero

Eric Ruth's 8-Bit version of Activision's DJ Hero is now available to download and play, complete with six chiptune mashups that put DJ Hero 2's soundtrack to shame. Who's up for some Dead or Alive Vs. Siouxsie and the Banshees? » 11/30/10 11:40am 11/30/10 11:40am

This Fable Game Is As Much An Improvement As It Is A Homage

Fable fan Jo-Remi is working on a "demake" of the series, a single retro-themed title combining not just the best elements of all three Fable games, but the best elements that were promised and never made it. » 10/18/10 8:00am 10/18/10 8:00am

The 8-bit Version of DJ Hero Comes Complete With Chiptune Mashups

The man responsible for the 8-bit version of zombie shooter Left 4 Dead has turned his "de-make" skills to another recent franchise—Activision's DJ Hero. Pixel Force: DJ Hero, as it's known, is musically true to its 80s roots. » 8/05/10 7:40pm 8/05/10 7:40pm

The God of War Meets Game & Watch

Mr. Game & Watch gets godly and grisly with Greek & Wicked, God of War reimagined for Nintendo's classic LCD handheld system, as seen on Newgrounds, where it's totally playable and as deep as any Game & Watch game you've played. » 5/11/10 5:40pm 5/11/10 5:40pm

Modern Warfare 2 Platformer Shows Breach-and-Clear in 2D

Hey, if Modern Warfare 3 falls hopelessly behind schedule as Infinity Ward crumbles, maybe Activision can go this route instead. Well, maybe except for the part about this PC game being 100 percent free. » 4/16/10 8:30pm 4/16/10 8:30pm

BioShock's Arcadia Demade For Doom II

Doom fans looking to squeeze more life from Doom II, technologically resistant to joining us in the 21st century, can still see some of Rapture's underwater delights, thanks to this BioShock-inspired "demake" crafted for id Software's classic PC shooter. » 3/01/10 8:00pm 3/01/10 8:00pm

8-Bit Left 4 Dead De-Make Arrives in January

Here I thought all the flashing corpses meant we were watching the Australian version of Left 4 Dead. I kid, Luke! I kid!!! No, this is a bona fide playable 8-bit "demake" of L4D, available soon for PC. » 11/16/09 10:40pm 11/16/09 10:40pm

Team Fortress 2 Demake Gang Garrison 2 Goes 2.0

When things go 2.0, it's a big deal. Remember Web 2.0? Boy did we have some fun with that! Thankfully, the fan-made, Team Fortress 2-inspired 8-bit"demake" Gang Garrison 2 has reached such a milestone. » 2/10/09 8:00pm 2/10/09 8:00pm

D-Pad Hero Brings Guitar Hero (Unofficially) To NES

Add another fan-made Guitar Hero-inspired creation to the pile! While the Commodore 64 version may have followed the path set by the Harmonix-developed music game more closely, D-Pad Hero drops guitar controllers altogether. » 2/02/09 5:00pm 2/02/09 5:00pm

World of Warcraft Gets Its Atari 2600 Port

Earlier this year, Blizzard once again impressed us with its ability to churn out a handful of April Fool's Day news pranks » 11/24/08 7:40pm 11/24/08 7:40pm that were not only hilarious, but were uncharacteristically delivered . One of those was the announcement of , the first WoW release for a console, the Atari 2600. The game is a fabrication no…

'Gang Garrison II' — TF2's 8-Bit Bastard Brother

Remember P ortal for the C64 emulator » 9/27/08 9:00pm 9/27/08 9:00pm? Reader has a nice find to go with it: "Gang Garrison II" by "Faucet" software - an 8-bit, fully multiplayer "de-make" for PC gamers. I am ... retarded close to going out and getting a copy of Windows and Boot Camp, which would make this the most expensive free game in the history…

If Shadow Of The Colossus Were Released 25 Years Ago...

...it probably wouldn't have been that good. One of the other entries from The Independent Gaming Source's Demakes contest is this Shadow of the Colossus » 9/11/08 10:40pm 9/11/08 10:40pm throwback. One can make the argument that graphics don't matter, but unless you're moved emotionally by parallax scrolling, some of the "oomph" when Team ICO's…

Portal Ported To The Atari 2600

If the Flash version of Portal » 9/11/08 4:40pm 9/11/08 4:40pm was just a tad too hi-fi for your discriminating needs, perhaps the Atari 2600 "demake" of the title will do. From The Independent Gaming Source's Demakes contest, in which developers were tasked with remaking current titles on old platforms — Shadow of the Colossus for the TRS-80 Model…