2014 probably won’t go down in history as one of the best years in video gaming. Players of all kinds suffered through delays, bugs and even hacks on both Xbox Live and PSN. Despite the disappointments though, there was a shining beacon of light in ’14 and it was the indie games.
It’s refreshing to see that decades after the dawn of computer graphics some of the most fundamental visual styles are still being employed, albeit in a much more modern context. Here then are five beautiful modern games that employ a stylish pixelated look.
One of my favorite classic Lucas Arts franchises is Monkey Island, and here’s a fantastic gallery full of concept art from the 1990s that helped make it possible.