Bard's Gold: a Retro Platformer Game

Pixel Lantern

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Bard's Gold :
Retro Arcade Platformer (available for IPhone and IPad)

Hi, everyone!

My name is Erdem and I am from the microstudio Pixel Lantern, which actually consists of only my wife Jenny and me(and our Son, expected due 9 November but he is part of the team already!). With this blog post, I’d like to give you all some information on our new IOS & Android game, Bard’s Gold.

Do you remember how games felt back in the day? When platform games had this certain magical mood to them? No, I am not referring to pixel graphics or chiptune music. There was something else. A game’s soul that you were discovering while you played it. You played it again and again and got better at it. Finally, you were able to overcome enemies, bosses, and stages you previously thought you could never beat.

This is why we developed Bard’s Gold. We want to bring that magical mood, that soul, and that challenge back. That challenge in which players have to stand on their own and figure out even the basic game mechanics.

Bard’s Gold is slower-paced than most modern platformers and takes its gameplay inspiration from late ’80s and early ’90s classics such as Rick Dangerous, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Rainbow Islands, Wonder Boy in Monster World, Erik, and Rodland. It features an original soundtrack that perfectly frames the atmosphere, soothes your soul and fills you with confidence as you overcome levels you once thought were unbeatable.

I hope you enjoy Bard’s Gold and experience the magical mood of past games. Welcome aboard the Nostalgia Train!