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Retro Horror Game Pine Creek is Now Available for Pre-Order on the Game Boy Colour

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Anyone in their right mind can see that retro is all the rage at the moment. Whether it is the revitalised popularity of vinyl records or certain fashion trends, there is no doubt that vintage is incredibly popular across popular culture and beyond, including gaming. One of the most retro of all video game trends at the moment is the comeback of the Game Boy, the 8-bit handheld Nintendo console from the late 1980’s/ early 1990’s. Some developers have decided to create all new games for this vintage console, including indie game developers Carmelo Electronics, producers Spacebot Interactive and retro game publishers Incube8 Games with their new game Pine Creek which is now officially available for pre-order.

Credit: Incube 8 Games and Carmelo Electronics

Pine Creek is a mature Game Boy Colour horror/adventure title with a trailer that is sure to bring back some memories to those from the Game Boy age. The chiptune music and 8-bit graphics are a massive nostalgia trip but the adult themes of the game are an interesting take seeing as the Game Boy consoles primary games were all aimed at kids (Pokémon, Mario, Kirby, The Legend of Zelda etc). It seems like Carmelo Electronics are trying to bring forth a game with contemporary themes for a classical console in a highly innovative manner. Here is hoping that Pine Creek is a success so that we could get even more retro games with modern twists in the future.

Check out the press release for Pine Creek below.

Credit: Incube 8 Games and Carmelo Electronics

Pre-Order Now Live for Game Boy Color Game Pine Creek

Murder mystery adventure game

Montreal, Canada –July 2nd, 2021– Retro publisher Incube8 Games, games producer Spacebot Interactive, and indie development studio Carmelo Electronics, announce that the pre-order window for the physical cartridge of Pine Creek, for the Nintendo Game Boy Color, is going live today.

Pine Creek is an adventure game focused on exploration, story, and following clues. Have friends, think about life, think about death, eat tasty food, and play games in the arcade!

In Pine Creek, the disappearance of a young girl in the previously quiet small town of Pine Creek raises the popular belief that a cult is behind the crime and many other ritual killings before her. Her best friend will do his best to solve why, how, and who is behind it.

The game is aimed at an adult (18+) audience and will be released in a Standard Edition and a Collector’s Edition.

Credit: Incube 8 Games and Carmelo Electronics

Standard Edition Includes

  • Sealed box
  • Black game cartridge
  • Cartridge protector
  • Game manual
  • Pre-sale versions include a limited edition Pine Creek stickers sheet
  • $ 59.99 / £43.55 / €50.68
Credit: Incube 8 Games and Carmelo Electronics

Collector’s Edition Includes

  • Sealed box
  • Limited red game cartridge
  • Cartridge protector
  • Game manual
  • Pine Creek stickers sheet
  • Game soundtrack on CD and digital download
  • Pine Creek enameled pin
  • Game poster
  • Numbered certificate of authenticity
  • Limited to 200 numbered copies
  • $ 89.99 / £65.31 / €76.00
Credit: Incube 8 Games and Carmelo Electronics

Features

  • 2D Pixel Art style
  • Adventure storyline
  • Includes a diary
  • Developed using GB Studio
  • Supported Languages: English, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Fully compatible with all Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance handhelds
Credit: Incube 8 Games and Carmelo Electronics

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About Retro Modding

Created in 2016, Retro Modding is a company based in Montreal, Canada. Its mission is to ensure the longevity of retro handheld systems. Specialized in the design and console components and modding parts, they collaborated with artist like Mr Beast, Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty), Spacebot Interactive (Dragonborne, Deadeus), NGDEV team, Chipzel (Crypt of the NecroDancer), The Retro Future, Rage Elixir, Eboys, Metal Jesus Rocks and many others.

About Incube8 Games

Incube8 Games aims to facilitate the publishing of retro video game cartridges, with a focus on 8-bit handheld consoles. Strong with Retro Modding’s expertise and supply chain, they offer turnkey publishing solutions for physical releases.

About Spacebot Interactive

Based in the UK, Spacebot Interactive are an indie game developer and publisher, who have a passion for retro style video games. They initially garnered interest with Dragonborne, an adventure RPG released in 2020, which has gone on to be one of the most successful indie Game Boy games in terms of sales.

About Carmelo Electronics

Carmelo Electronics is a small independent games development studio located in Mexico and led by Tabique Malévolo. They focus mostly on adventure and story-driven games. Carmelo Electronics created and developed Pine Creek using GB Studio.

Pine Creek is available through Incube8 Games

Standard Edition: https://incube8games.com/products/pine-creek-gbc

Collector’s Edition: https://incube8games.com/products/pine-creek-gbc-collectors-edition

Antonia Haynes resides in a small seaside town in England where she has lived her whole life. She's a simple girl with a passion for zombies, writing, film, television, drawing, superheroes, Disney and, of course, video games. Her ideal day would consist of junk food, fluffy pyjamas and video games because quite frankly going outside is overrated. Follow her on Twitter on @RainbowMachete

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