Inspired by previous 8-bit games, Orange Island is a pastel platformer where you can go on adventures, take on bosses, and collect coins!
I got the opportunity to play a very early version of Orange Island at EGX 2018. In the current build, you can pick from a cast of different characters, each with a variety of different stats (Range, Power of Attack, Jump) that will help you on your adventure. Once you have picked your character, you can start exploring the world.
There are plenty of enemies to shoot with your magic, loot to find, and coins to collect. You can even go into an inn to sleep for a little extra heath. You can start to find rocks that can be broken or moved around, allowing you to reach new areas that lead to challenging bosses who are looking to take you out.
Though the story wasn’t present in the EGX demo, adventurers are going to be trying to explore a mysterious island to stop an impending war. Through discovering relics left by an ancient civilization, you will be able to solve puzzles and hopefully help save the town.
The developer of Orange Island strives to create a game that is authentic to old-school NES games, from the graphic style to the chiptune music. The goal is to also have physical cartridges and a guide book, much like you would back when physical console games were popular.
There is no release date for Orange Island at the moment, but you can sign up for the developer’s newsletter if you’d like!