November 29, 2012 12:00 PM | Danny Cowan
Out of a job and depressed, a sullen hero sets out on a retro-inspired adventure to reclaim his lost glory in AwesomeBlade Software's platformer 8BitBoy, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux via the Chrome Web Store.
Though the platforming action here is familiar (yet solid!), each world in 8BitBoy is absolutely bursting with hidden secrets, as you can see in the gameplay trailer above. The game boasts a lengthy quest, with AwesomeBlade promising 12-16 hours of story mode gameplay, in addition to a collection of bonus challenges and secret areas.
8BitBoy is priced at $8.99. A trial version is also available, offering up the game's first world for free.