- Micro Mages Arrives on Evercade
- Five great retro Indie titles from Morphcat Games
- The collection includes single and multiplayer titles
- Available to buy May 31st, pre-order March 31st
Blaze Entertainment is happy to announce a partnership with Morphcat Games to bring even more great indie titles to Evercade systems.
Morphcat Games Collection 1 brings three great games from the German-based 8-bit development team, including their massive local multiplayer hit, Micro Mages. As part of the collection, two bonus games from Morphcat Games are also included, featuring the brand new expansion game, Micro Mages Second Quest, which sees its first physical release on Evercade.
The titles are:
- Micro Mages
- Super Bat Puncher Demo
- Micro Mages Second Quest
Morphcat Games’ standout hit, Micro Mages is now an infamous title, not just because of its incredible 4-player local co-op play, but also their open approach to the development process. The studio has talked at length about the challenges in developing a new modern game for original hardware in just 40kb. Their intention was to create a game designed today, but with the same limitations as developers in the 1980s, writing the game in 6502 ASM coding language. And Micro Mages was the result.
That means that the game is not only a great 8-bit game but one that would have been playable like any other back in the 1980s. You can watch their great explanation video about it on YouTube.
Alongside this, Spacegulls is an enjoyable platformer that is often used for speedrunning competitions and was recently featured in Games Done Quick’s charity event. Bobl is a fun platformer that challenges players' skills in negotiating tricky passages through water whilst trying not to burst.
Alongside the three main games are two bonus titles. The long-loved Super Bat Puncher Demo is here in all of its demo glory, and the aforementioned first publication of the expanded Micro Mages Second Quest.
“We are happy to see Morpchat Games Collection 1 coming to Evercade,” said Nicolas Bétoux of Morphcat games. “This is so nice to know that players will discover our games and we hope they will have a great time, especially with the Multiplayer mode on the new Evercade VS console!”
Morphcat Games Collection 1 will be available from May 31st, 2022, and will be cartridge number 25. Pre-orders for this collection will open on March 31st, 2022.
For more information on Evercade, its hardware, and upcoming releases, please see the below links.
Morphcat Games: firstname.lastname@example.org
Morphcat Collection 1 Gameplay Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO2linWxv6o
Evercade Blog: https://evercade.co.uk/blog
Evercade Cartridges list: https://evercade.co.uk/cartridges/
About Blaze Entertainment
Blaze Entertainment, formed in 2018, are the creators of the Evercade - a retro gaming console that uses cartridges to deliver officially licensed curated collections of retro and retro-inspired video games. Launched in 2020, the Evercade line-up has grown to over 200 games and continues to grow, with partnerships including Atari, Bandai Namco, Interplay, Codemasters, Team 17 and many independent game designers and publishers. Based in the UK, the Evercade has found a passionate audience around the world of retro enthusiasts, offering a high quality and low entry gaming option providing nostalgia for gamers and a physical range of releases for collectors.
Find out more at www.evercade.co.uk and Facebook or Twitter.
About Morphcat Games
Morphcat Games are a two-man team bouncing around Berlin, dedicated to bringing new games to the NES: Julius Riecke does the programming and sound while Nicolas Bétoux creates graphics and levels. Spending nights and weekends on projects powered by sushi and pizza.