It might be hard for some younger gamers to fathom, but there was a time before 3D graphics ruled video games. Some of the most popular games in the late ’80s and early ’90s were 2D, sprite-based platformers. At the time, Duke Nukem and Commander Keen were kings, but that has long since changed.
Developer Ludosity (Ittle Dew, Bob Came in Pieces) decided to return to this bygone era with their latest project. Today they announced MURI which is a brand new action platformer made in the style of DOS games. They have gone so far to make sure it runs in 16-color EGA graphics with equally retro PC speaker sound. According to Ludosity, there will even be some tactical skill involved while running and gunning through levels.
MURI isn’t just for retro fans, though. There are two gameplay modes available and one makes controls smoother to appease modern players. Four chapters, multiple levels of difficulty, and various secrets to find will hopefully make MURI an entertaining throwback when it launches later this year.