Sometimes it's not enough to give a game the retro look; you've got to give it a retro release, too.
That's the idea, anyway, behind Tanglewood. It's a puzzle-platformer that is currently raising funds at a rapid rate on Kickstarter, which is probably largely in part to the creator's intention to release the game on cartridge for the SEGA Mega Drive or SEGA Genesis next year.
According to the Kickstarter pitch, Tanglewood is uses Sonic, Flashback, Another World and The Lion King as inspiration while borrowing mechanics and elements from more modern platformers like Ori and the Blind Forest and LIMBO. Unlike any of those games, however, Tanglewood has an adorable creature called Nymn who looks like a fox (but is called the Djunn race, because foxes aren't that cute when they eat your pets in real life).
The whole game is being coded in "raw 68000 assembly language", although the game will also be released for PC, Mac and Linux if you want to play it that way.
It's raised about a third of its €48,000 goal so far, which isn't too shabby with 30 days remaining. Creator Matt Phillips is hoping to have the cartridges shipped for retro fans by November next year, with the PC, Mac and Linux version due out around Christmas 2017.