Developing video games is laborious work when it’s your full-time job – and it’s tougher nonetheless when it’s a must to match it into an already packed schedule of being a dad or mum and holding down a full-time job doing one thing utterly completely different. Kyle Berger has made it work, nevertheless – he’s used his love for traditional RPG games like Final Fantasy and Pokemon throughout weekend nights as his household slept to create Pixelot, a love letter to old fashioned role-playing video games.

Pixelot has simply launched on Steam, and it’s obtained all the perfect elements of the classics: there are a number of character courses to choose from, a roster of recruitable NPCs, a leveling system that goes as much as 60, 15 distinctive dungeons, and some 500 objects to gather. As a newly woke up hero, you’re referred to as upon to assist cease an evil prince from escaping a magical jail he’s been banished to, and your journey will take you throughout 250 completely different maps full of turn-based JRPG battles.

It’s a decidedly low-fi affair, but it surely’s obtained a lot of appeal and is steeped in Berger’s personal sense of humour – plus heaps of references to the Pokemon and Zelda sequence, amongst others, from which it unabashedly attracts its inspiration.

Here’s the trailer:

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“Releasing Pixelot is a dream come true, a journey that never seemed to end,” Berger tells us. “But I wouldn’t trade it for the world. It’s been such a big part of my life that I almost don’t know what to do next.”

You can learn extra in regards to the development of Pixelot over on the weblog Berger saved whereas making it.

You can discover Pixelot on Steam, the place it’s on sale for 30% off the checklist value for launch week. And remember to try our checklist of thrilling upcoming PC games which can be on the way in which this 12 months.