Retrovibe Set to Publish Multiple Titles in 2021

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Retrovibe is proud to announce its existence as a brand new publisher focusing on indie titles with a New Retro twist. 

Founded by Michal Kiciński (co-founder of CD Projekt), Michał Affelski, and Krzysztof Papliński (co-founders of indie publisher gamingcompany) with the former backing the project and the latter two running the show, Retrovibe has announced five signed titles, as their leading line up for 2021/2022. Project Warlock IIJanosik 2, and B.I.O.T.A.The Looter, and Shardpunk: Verminfall are set to be released on PC (Steam and GOG) and console and release dates to be announced. 

I’ve known the gamingcompany guys for years and I like their approach to the job. I like retro games, the kind I played when I was a teenager. These are relatively small projects filled with love and passion – and that struck a chord with me.

Co-Founder Michal Kiciński

Already launched titles Project Warlock and Janosik have joined the Retrovibe banner. Janosik is currently available for free on Steam and GOG

Retrovibe Announcement Trailer

We think of Retrovibe as an exo-skeleton that amplifies everything devs are doing. By providing financial support, marketing, and other guidance we can let teams making games focus on what they want to do, make games. We’re working directly with passionate indie developers to bring original retro titles to life without infringing on their creative vision. From newly announced titles like Project Warlock II to already revealed games like The Looter, everything under the Retrovibe banner is going to have a certain look, feel, and appeal. This is only the beginning. We’ve got more to share in the coming months, and we’re on the lookout for more Neo Retro games that mix old school flavour with new tech to sign.

Krzysztof Paplinski, Retrovibe Co-Founder

With Retrovibe’s New Retro approach, it felt very natural to join forces with GOG.COM, a digital platform that has built its position by bringing all-time classics back to today’s gamers. Cooperation between the two will extend beyond releasing games from Retrovibe portfolio—bringing developers and their games closer to the GOG community and classics fans through activities, announcements, and game reveals. First results of this partnership will be unveiled soon.

As part of their modus operandi, Retrovibe has begun Retrovibe Live Dev, a series of daily video diaries showing developers working on their games, showing off new features, talking about development, and connecting with fans. The twelve-month project rotating a variety of games and developers is not only to promote games and teams but also to show all the effort that goes into indie development.

Retrovibe Live Dev stream schedule

Live Dev is where you can see the games being shaped before your very eyes. This goes through game development to launch and everything after, pulling the curtain way back to show the whole process. With Live Dev, we’re building a community of retro game fans who want to see how games are made. We’re thrilled to support Retrovibe on this project with the content creation experience.

Daniel Delong, Project Lead at Jarock.pl

The Retrovibe lineup

B.I.O.T.A.

Battle more than 40 types of mutants as members of the Gemini 2 commando squad, a highly-skilled group of war veterans, commissioned by the V-corp, a mega-mining corporation, to shed light on strange events that are happening on Frontier Horizon.

Explore ten different environments throughout the asteroid, as you traverse on-foot or via submarine, mech, shuttle, and other vehicles. Each squad member comes with unique unlockable weapons that will help you survive.

No one would have been able to enhance my game (or B.I.O.T.A.) better than the guys at Retrovibe. I’m so proud to be part of the crew. Retro universe, here I come!

Ivan Porrini of Small Bros

Find out more about B.I.O.T.A. on Steam and GOG.

B.I.O.T.A. logo

Janosik

A fast-paced retro action-platformer game filled with exploration and upgrades, all on one massive interconnected level. It’s, and full of secrets! Filled with challenges, Janosik is absolutely free to play!

Find out more about Janosik on Steam and GOG.

Janosik logo

Janosik 2

The legendary Slovak highlander robber returns in this retro action-platformer with metroidvania elements. This time, Janosik has two companions: a werewolf and a vampire, each bringing unique skills to the mix. Players can swap between characters to use a variety of abilities to save Janosik’s betrothed.

Janosik and Retrovibe are a perfect match! Just like a dry red wine is a perfect match (for anything), or dark meat and gravy.

Marcin Onysko of Onix Games

Find out more about Janosik 2 on Steam and GOG.

Janosik 2 logo

Project Warlock

A first person shooter that fans of Doom, Hexen and Wolfenstein can’t miss is joining the Retrovibe family. Battle through 60 levels of non stop action packed with bloodthirsty enemies and challenging bosses.

Find out more about Project Warlock on Steam and GOG.

Project Warlock logo

Project Warlock II

Disciples of Warlock set out to investigate the demonic invasion that shook the very foundations of their realms. Shoot, burn, cut and blast your way through huge, sprawling levels filled with demonic hordes in this sequel with totally revamped visuals, the same visceral gunplay and relentless tempo with a pulsing and riffing soundtrack. 

I have never been more excited in my life. This is the beginning of something totally amazing! Retrovibe does so many things right. They just know what retro really means!

Kuba Cisło of Buckshot Software

Find out more about Project Warlock II during the PC Gaming Show on June 13, 2021.

Project Warlock II logo

Shardpunk: Verminfall

The Rat Swarm has breached the walls of the Empire’s capital. Lead a band of survivors through city ruins, streets, and sewers as you shoot and scavenge through this tactical squad-based survival strategy game.

I switched from writing business apps to creating a game about killing big rats and never been happier! Why did the rat cross the street? TO GET HIT WITH MY FUSION-POWERED HEAVY RIFLE!

Clockwork Pile developer Sławek Bryk

Find out more about Shardpunk: Verminfall on Steam and GOG.

Shardpunk: Verminfall logo

The Looter

The world is coming to an end. As one of humanity’s few survivors, traverse the dangerous wilds of Tortura, a darkened forest filled with dangerous mutants and the supplies you need to survive. Explore deep into Tortura to discover the tragic history of the forest and the future of your people in this 2D, action/adventure post apocalyptic indie title.

We are thrilled to announce that after a long search and endless clashes of pixels, scripts and spreadsheets we finally teamed up with Retrovibe and will be published among other awesome indie games.

Łukasz Frączek Tactical Dogs Art Director

Find out more about The Looter on Steam and GOG.


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