short;Play: Fractalus

Rescue on Fractalus is one of my all-time favourite games, so I was tremendously excited to hear that a remake that has been ten years in development finally reached its 1.0 release the other day.

At the same time, I was a little skeptical; could a modern reimagining of a classic 8-bit game, deliberately built within the constraints of technology of the time (albeit using some real bleeding-edge programming techniques) really match up to its inspiration? Only one way to find out, isn’t there? Well, maybe two; you can also download it for yourself for free at the official site.

Check it out in the video below, and don’t forget to subscribe on YouTube for more!

2 thoughts on “short;Play: Fractalus”

  1. I was looking to download this so it’s great to watch your video and see your opinion. I’m just so impressed with how well it sticks with everything the original game did but made it better.
    The mothership is there looking cooler than ever, the HUD lights work (now with labels!) and the “parking radar” is still there to help you know how close you are to clipping the side of a mountain as you pass. That day/night switch is really impressive too with the lighting and shadows, brilliant! 🙂

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