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Retro Arcade Remake for the COVID Era! In the style of the classic coin-op arcade hit 'ROBOTRON 2084', this tongue-in-cheek, pixel-art reboot builds upon the original game's frantic, twin-stick shooter gameplay while poking fun at the current COVID mania.

Presskit

Factsheet

Developer:
Ex Nihilo Studios, LLC
Based in United States

Release date:
October 25 2020

Platforms:
Windows
Mac
Linux

Website:
covidtron2020.com

Description

Retro Arcade Remake for the COVID Era! In the style of the classic coin-op arcade hit 'ROBOTRON 2084', this tongue-in-cheek, pixel-art reboot builds upon the original game's frantic, twin-stick shooter gameplay while poking fun at the current COVID mania. Sure to please many and offend some!

History

During the COVID-19 lockdown, I needed a distraction and decided to reboot one of my all time favorite coin-ops, Robotron 2048. The plot foundation was already there, a horde of mindless robots bent on the destruction of the human race, and with a few narrative tweaks, we had the backstory for the remake. All my pixel artist friends were either too busy or didn't want to touch it, so I had to put on the 'wannabe pixel artist' cap and dig in.

The engine was already built, and with a few changes it was ready for the new game. I was able to get a public domain disassembly of the original Robotron game code, which afforded me some insight into how Jarvis brought his game to life. I straight up copied his level population data, so the number of baddies per level is identical to the original game.

We added a few unique twists and additions, while still keeping close to the original's frantic, twin-stick shooter gameplay, so hopefully this should be an interesting blast from the past for all the old gamers out there, and a unique game experience for some of the younger generation.

Features

  • Retro arcade remake
  • Pixel graphics
  • Tongue-in-cheek COVID satire

Videos

COVIDTRON 2020 - Release Promo YouTube

COVIDTRON 2020 - Gameplay Footage YouTube


Images

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Monetization Permission

Ex Nihilo Studios, LLC allows for the contents of COVIDTRON 2020 to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from COVIDTRON 2020 is legally & explicitly allowed by Ex Nihilo Studios, LLC. This permission can be found in writing at https://www.indiedb.com/games/covidtron-2020/presskit.


About Ex Nihilo Studios, LLC

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Ex Nihilo Studios is a digital solutions provider that designs and develops custom business applications as well as multi-platform entertainment software.

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More information on Ex Nihilo Studios, LLC, our logo & relevant media are available here.


COVIDTRON 2020 Credits

gil@exnihilodev
Founder

Contact

Support
gil@exnihilodev.com


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