I guess it’s because I’m a child of the ’80s, but I’m a big fan of the ’80s retro revival of the past few years. Not just in video games but really in all forms of media it’s all of a sudden cool again to have VHS tape filters, neon-soaked everything, and synth-heavy music bumping. Yeah it does feel like it’s getting a little played out at times, but I still really dig it, especially the synthwave music part. So it’s no surprise that I’m also really digging the look of an upcoming game from developer Adki Works called Chaser Tracer that is all about that ’80s aesthetic. Check out the trailer.
Gameplay-wise Chaser Tracer, as its name implies, will have you racing against “The Chaser" to decode (aka trace) various alien symbols on the touchscreen in an effort to deactivate the menacing Oblivion Orb over the horizon. The Chaser will become quicker and more challenging as you make your way through the game’s 100 levels, but different power-ups can be obtained to help you in defeating the Oblivion Orb. The game’s levels are procedurally generated and there’s a number of ’80s-themed biomes to go along with the kickin’ synthwave soundtrack. If you want to get your fingerless gloved hands on Chaser Tracer for yourself it’ll be launching on iOS and Android next week on April 14th.