Coming from prolific indie developer and publisher Retroguru, Hermes is a 'run and jump' game in a similar vein to Sqrxz. Sqrxz, apart from having an unpronounceable name (unless you're a Klingon) is a side scrolling platformer where you control a little rabbit-looking creature and must jump over gaps and avoid enemies...and die. Lots. It's like the Dark Souls of platformers and revels in its difficulty and frustration levels, and it looks like Hermes may follow this template.
PD Roms article on Hermes:
"Retroguru of Giana’s Return and Sqrxz fame are heavily working on their new game Hermes. In this Jump’n’Run you must chase a chicken to get your stomach filled with delicious meat. The game is sort of anti-vegetarian and features a doubtful sense of humor. As all Retroguru games, it’s expected to see this game on several other platforms than just Sega’s Dreamcast."
There's no release date for Hermes just yet, but you can bet your bottom dollar it'll have you pulling your hair out in the very near future. Going off past Retroguru releases like Fruit'Y, it'll probably be cheap as chips, too.
An interesting take on the Gunlord/Turrican style run and gun, Survival Code is coming out of Brazil and is the brainchild of indie developer Titan Game Studios. The game was recently covered over at SEGA Nerds and I've seen the teaser video being shared on social media quite a bit over the last couple of weeks, so I thought it was only proper that we featured it here. Survival Code does look fairly rudimentary at present, but the blueprints for a fairly cool-looking weapons-based platformer appear to be in place. It should be noted that the lead developer also writes for SEGA Nerds, so the 'ethics in games journalism' furore could be about to blow up again (bantz!).
Wow! signal, which is a real life space anomaly picked up by SETI radio telescopes in the 1970s. Anything to do with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and I'm there. Gotta be more in the cosmos than there is on Earth at the moment.
Titan Game Studios is doing a great job updating their website and keeping those interested up to date with the development of Survival Code. At the time of writing, a level editor is up and running and bug testing is underway. Check out the site and developer blog for more info.
Perhaps the most enigmatic of the three games listed here, Project Bennu is a visual novel style game set in a futuristic anime-esque world. The vast majority of the information on this game is located here at the Segasaturno forums and here at the Bennu Game Development website, however I have spoken with developer Alfonso Martinez and been able to glean some more details from him.
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