Tanglewood - 2018
Remember this Mega Drive game from your childhood? Probably not, because it was actually released in August 2018!
Tanglewood is a fully fledged Sega Mega Drive game, designed to work on a system that was discontinued 22 years ago. This is an amazing throwback, that perfectly replicates the 2D-platformer golden age, developed right here in Sheffield, following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016.
Zool - 1992
Initially created as a rival to Sonic The Hedgehog, Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension is a side-scrolling platformer developed by Gremlin Interactive, right here in Sheffield.
Whilst critically acclaimed at release, Zool is perhaps now mostly known for its less-than-subtle product placement. Chupa Chups sponsored the game, in return for having the ninja travel through some lollipop inspired levels!
OutRun 2 - 2004
In 2004, OutRun 2 was ported (this means redeveloped from one platform to another) to the Xbox from the Arcade version by Sheffield developers Sumo Digital. It’s a classic racing game where you can choose the course you drive on and the soundtrack, if you pick a convertible car your passenger raises her arms when you go past a check point.
Gang Beasts - 2014
A multiplayer beat 'em up game with comical jelly bodied characters. Set in fictional ‘Beef City’ you take part in mass brawls, knock your opponents out and then try to chuck them over the nearest hazard. Developed by Sheffield indie studio Boneloaf and published by Double Fine Presents. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, and PlayStation 4 in 2017, following an early access period for PC in 2014.
Snake Pass - 2017
A puzzle platformer developed and published by Sheffield developers Sumo Digital for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. During the course of learning how to use Unreal Engine, developer Seb Liese created a rope, he noticed how much it looked like a snake when it moved and when his colleagues saw it they encouraged him to move it forward, working together and making Snake Pass the first game to come from Sumo as a result of an internal game jam.