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.
Gone Home, the Fullbright company's evocative house-exploration game, is being remade with an old-school JRPG look. Because why not?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
D-Pad Hero, a retro "demake," uses rather simple-looking pad controls — simply press a button and one of the directional pad's axes in time with the beat — one's that appear to ramp up in difficulty rather quickly. This is a fully functioning Nintendo Entertainment System game, one that you can download and play on…
Earlier this year, Blizzard once again impressed us with its ability to churn out a handful of April Fool's Day news pranks that were not only hilarious, but were uncharacteristically delivered on time. One of those was the announcement of World of Warcraft: The Molten Core, the first WoW release for a console, the…
Remember Portal for the C64 emulator? Reader burgerk1ng 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…
...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 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…
If the Flash version of Portal 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…