Factsheet

Developer:
Retroburn
Based in Wakefield, England

Release date:
March 2018

Platforms:
Steam

Website:
positrongame.com

Regular Price:

GBP£9.99

Description

Positron is a fast paced arcade racing game inspired by the classic arcade games of the 80's. Battle against opponents in the Arena, navigate your way out of of the Maze, and collect power-ups while avoiding your own trail in Snake. This modern update to these well known arcade classics combines bright 3D neon visuals, enhanced effects, and super smooth gameplay while enforcing the core game mechanics seen in those original games.

History

Originally prototyped in 2011, an early version of the game (running on a Lumia 800) came second in the alphalabs.cc competition organized by Nokia. Development has been on-and-off over the last few years as Martin's family extended further (he's now a father of five children). The game is set for release in March 2018 on Steam.

Features

  • Battle against A.I. opponents or split-screen against friends in the Arena. Fight to eliminate your opponents and be the last-man-standing in 36 increasingly complex levels.
  • Navigate complex mazes, find your way to the exit then try to set the fastest time on the leaderboards. The 36 mazes become increasingly more difficult to complete, with only the most dedicated making their way to the end.
  • Collect power-ups which grow your trail and avoid destroying yourself in Snake. Challenge yourself in 36 levels featuring a range of power-ups and compete on the leaderboards.
  • Features a fully custom soundtrack containing seven amazing electronica tracks specially composed for the game.

Videos

Trailer YouTube

Extreme Challenge YouTube

First Person YouTube

Bike Previews YouTube


Images

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2014 Expo Demo (May 2014)
Older XNA build demoed at events in 2014: retroburngames.com.

PC preview Demo (February 2014)
Older XNA build of the game, available to download: retroburngames.com.


About Retroburn

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Retroburn is an independent game developer based in Wakefield, England, and was founded by Martin Caine.

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Positron Credits

Martin Caine
Design and Programming, Retroburn

Laura Caine
Level Design, Retroburn

Chris Walker
Music & SFX, Freelancer

Eduardo Teixeira
3D Artist, Freelancer

Neil Sutcliffe
Artist, Freelancer


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