In June 2020, SEGA announced a new game, a remake of Alex Kidd in Miracle World. That title was a must-have for the MasterSystem. This new Remake Alex Kidd DX was made from scratch (at first as a fangame) by a real talented group of people called Jankenteam.
This group was solely created for Alex Kidd DX, and after that, each of them continues their own path… In this post, I would like to talk about what other games are behind Josyan, former game designer of Alex Kidd DX, and Bibiki, former composer and sound designer of Alex Kidd DX.
Josyan is a unique game developer. He is focused on making hardcore classic games. Instead of following trends, he looks for what he likes and stays true to the old school style. Josyan’s works always sound great thanks to the music and sound design of Bibiki, who keeps the tunes fresh with great 8-bit vibes.
Let’s take a look at their original creations:
Their most recent game is a charming arcade title that expands the Qbert formula with a cute rabbit on various landscapes for collecting candy, eating carrots, and avoiding enemies.
Josyan’s most ambitious personal project is a great storytelling experience with humor, great boss fights, and even minigames. Join this quest with Kimuto on his new job as a mailman. Every delivery will be an incredible adventure.
Tamiku is my personal favorite. This 80s arcade game has a great flavor of Poyepe, Donkey Kong, and Pacman. For me, it is really addictive and I’m always trying to beat the online leaderboards. And the goal? Blow all the balloons with Tamiku on various arcade-ish levels.
This was their first published game, and it is still a great alien shoot 'em up to grab and have an enjoyable time. A timeless Josyan classic :)
Well, if you’re into retro or old school games, you should give a chance to Josyan and Bibiki creations. Making games is hard, and making a living creating indie titles is even harder. As a player who has tasted their work, I wish them success and hope they continue making more games.
José, Ramón Gracias por hacer juegos!