Retro

He's Making A New Game Boy RPG

He's Making A New Game Boy RPG

The original Game Boy turns 26 next month, but that didn’t stop retro-hacker Furrtek from developing a new game for it.

It’s called Airaki, and as the above screenshot shows, it’s a tile-matching RPG. This is actually the developer’s second Game Boy game — the first one, Super Connard (translated by one reviewer as “Super Arsehole”) sold 80 cartridges in 2013. For Airaki, Furrtek is planning to manufacture 150 cartridges after an initial run of 20 cartridges — all of which will most likely be sold, judging by the pre-order numbers.

The pre-order page states that 69 out of the first 120 cartridges have already been reserved and will ship next month, so if you wanna get in on this, do it quickly. The cartridge should work in any Game Boy, Game Boy Colour, or Game Boy Advance machine. Or, if you’d rather just wait for the free ROM release, keep an eye on the game’s Facebook page for updates.

Airaki [Furrtek Software Engineering]