Rockbot is a game inspired by Capcom’s classic Megaman series, with an original storyline and graphics and few new features such as an editor that lets users to create and share their own stages.
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Megaman fans created a new game, actually game engine, to bring back their favourite title to life. Their goal was to create a tool that will allow players to enjoy those good old console games on new platforms, while at the same time creating an original game based on Megaman.
Unlike Megaman, Rockbot does not make use of marks and names of Capcom, though it is set in the fantasy world of the original game, with one difference which is the city of Kyoto and not Tokyo. It has been five years since developers started working on bringing their favourite game back to life, and version 1.0.0. has been released couple of days ago. There are still some bugs, though all major issues have been fixed.
The original Megaman was an action platform video game featuring genius Dr. Light and his assistant Dr. Wily who have co-created the humanoid robot Mega Man, along with six other robots. Dr. Wily decided to reprogram these other six machines to be able to take control of the world. Mega Man, you, is tasked with defeating Dr’ Light’s disloyal partner and reprogramed robots. Fighting enemies and obstacles along the path was challenging enough, but defeating a Robot Master boss was a genuine gaming experience. We can understand why fans wanted to port this old game to new platforms to be able to enjoy the fun on new gaming platforms.
Rockbot has one cool feature, which is an editor that allows players to change almost any aspect of the game, meaning you can actually create your own version and share it with friends.
Rockbot game engine has already been ported to Windows, Linux, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS. To offer even more ports such as Xbox, Mac, PSP and Dingoo, developers would need help as they currently lack the hardware. The game code is under GPL v2 license, meaning anyone can contribute and help with the project. Download Rockbot for free and see what a platformer game should really look like.
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