Midweek Media: May 28th, 2014

cc: Regan Walsh

Smash your television

Did you know that Player Attack has a pretty comprehensive screenshot archive, as well as a hefty File Library? Every day, more new screens and media are added – so we figured we’d collate them all here for you in one handy-dandy spot.

Something to think about. So many games today are obsessed with the retro look. 8BitBoy, the first game on today’s list is a decent example – but it’s just one in a long line of tribute projects. With blocky sprites and limited colour palettes, these games are often described as “love letters” to times-gone-by.

My question today: In 20 years’ time, will we see games that look like Civilization – Beyond Earth, EA Sports UFC, Metro Redux or Batman: Arkham Knight labelled as “retro”? What will the games of 2034 look like? Where’s my cup of tea?

Midweek Media image: CC Regan Walsh

8BitBoy

Always Sometimes Monsters

Array

Batman: Arkham Knight

Battle Worlds: Kronos

Bit Boy!! ARCADE

Dragon’s Prophet

EA Sports UFC

Endless Fury

F1 Race Stars

Goat Simulator

Gravity Badgers

Grey Goo

Jet Car Stunts

Killzone: Shadow Fall

MapleStory

Metro Redux

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Monochroma

MU Classic

Onigiri

Pac-Man

Project Root

Project Stealth

Project Temporality

Rebuild: Gangs of Deadsville

Rumble Fighter

Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth

Songs2See

Space Hulk: Deathwing

Sports Car Challenge 2

SQUIDS Odyssey

Steampunk Tower

SXPD: The Rookie

Tanki Online

Tribal Wars 2

Turtle Tale

Verdun

Wasteland 2

World of Speed

ZEZ

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