[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
To celebrate the release of the next generation of consoles,
tech brand Ebuyer has released
Odyssey, a game that takes the player through the
history of gaming.
Odyssey tells the story of a young protagonist who is offered
the chance to playtest a virtual reality headset, but when a glitch
causes the computer's AI to degenerate into primitive fragments
it's up to the Player to collect pieces of its memory in the form
of past games consoles.
The run-and-jump platformer features seven unlockable levels,
each corresponding to a console generation, going from simple Atari
aesthetics all the way to the lush hand-painted graphics of seventh
generation games. Throughout the game the player will collect
consoles, which will be added to an inventory where you can learn
more about each one.
Odyssey features a total of 102 consoles to collect - including
many you may not be familiar with, like the Action Max and Sega
Pico - as well as all your favourites such as the NES, PlayStation
Stuart Carlisle, Managing Director from Ebuyer commented: "We're
all gamers at heart and we all remember the amazing consoles from
our childhood. At the same time, we're excited about the innovative
new Xbox One and PS4, so we wanted to create something special to
celebrate everything we love about console gaming. We want players
to be able to have fun with Odyssey and at the same time learn more
about the history of gaming."
"We've been having a lot of fun playing it around the office,
and I have to say that we've got quite good at it. We're looking
forward to seeing whether players around the world can match up to
our skills and collect every console."
Play Odyssey here: