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Retro Platformer ‘Venture Kid’ Still Alive, Heading to Steam and iOS Later this Year

Early last year I was quite taken with a trailer for an upcoming platformer called Venture Kid. It was retro-inspired, like so many platformers are nowadays, but everything from the sound to the visuals felt truly authentic to the NES console of the ’80s. You could tell it had a heavy Mega Man influence in terms of the gameplay, and really everything just seemed executed at an extremely high level. I was really looking forward to its 2014 release… except it never came. I tried not to think the worst, but it felt like something bad might have happened to the project. Now, more than a year later, we’ve gotten word in our forums that Venture Kid is alive and well, and there’s even a brand new trailer.

The game is being published by FDG Entertainment, who are notorious for putting out high quality stuff. Currently Venture Kid is lobbying for approval on Steam Greenlight, so if you like the look of the game and want a Steam version go give them your vote. As for the iOS version, it will look identical to the trailer above except it will have a set of virtual controls on the screen. I’m very, very excited for Venture Kid and I’m overjoyed that the project is still happening. Look for it to launch on iOS and (hopefully) Steam in Q3 of this year.