H/t: Digital Trends
Yes, even 18-years after the original Nintendo Game Boy ceased production there is still at least one developer making new games for the console. Meet GreenBoy Games’ developer Dana Puch, a one-person studio still making physical cartridges, with the latest project being “The Shapeshifter”. Since Game Boy games are limited to 32kB and 1MB max in size, with 160×144 pixels resolution in just 4 colors, Puch had to get creative to make things work. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Shapeshifter is basically an adventure game where players can transform into different animals to solve environmental puzzles, and since its Kickstarter was very successful, Puch is already working on three more games, a sequel to this one included. The titles come in actual square game boxes, with a few modifications, like replacing the Nintendo logo with GreenBoy, complete with a manual.
- The console is also decorated with images of recognizable characters: Tom Nook and Nooklings Timmy and Tommy
- Includes a Switch console, Switch dock, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R), and two Joy-Con strap accessories
- Game not included
In the era that we live in, everything happens very fast. Everything appears and disappears surprisingly quickly … Trends, fashion, games, etc. Retro machines still have a long way to go. They must teach young generations the roots of video games — to touch and feel the systems that gave life to everything that we currently know,” said developer Dana Puch.