Hocus Pocus Doom drags Apogee’s DOS platformer into the third dimension

Hocus Pocus Doom a dangerously potent cocktail of nostalgia. Doom 2 modder “Ravage” has been working on this since 2014, adapting an old 2D DOS game into a GZDoom-based (but kid-friendly) FPS.¬†If you grew up playing DOS games in the 90s, you may remember¬†Hocus Pocus, or at least the shareware version. Honestly, it wasn’t the greatest – a simple platformer published by Apogee. Hocus Pocus Doom, on the other hand, is an enormous, polished game and (as of a new release yesterday) finished, in need of only the gentlest of…

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Aer studio Forgotten Key to shut down, release prototypes free

The past year has been rough for a lot of smaller studios, and the latest casualty may be Forgotten Key, developers of the rather lovely exploration adventure Aer: Memories Of Old. Despite the game being well received, the obviously talented studio say here that they’ve struggled to find investors and keep the lights on. Unless something changes soon, the team will disband. Kindly, they’ve released prototype demos of two games they were hoping to make. Vind is a spiritual successor to Aer (though not a sequel), and Down The Well…

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