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  Indie JRPG 8-Bit Adventures 2 ‘First-Look’ Demo Hits Steam
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GOSFORD, Australia – October 16th, 2017 – 8-Bit Adventures 2 is an all-new RPG experience that mixes modern design with retro style. Critical Games is pleased to announce a special ‘First-Look’ Demo is available right now on Steam, so players worldwide can get a taste of the turn-based action ahead of the full release on PC in early 2018.

The world of 8-Bit Adventures is unique in that it is literally set inside of a video game, and this approach creates many novel opportunities. Everyone knows what a video game glitch is – something that shouldn’t exist, but has the power to distort a game world in bizarre and seemingly impossible ways. The antagonist of 8-Bit Adventures 2 is based upon this concept, taking the form of an unwanted and mistreated child known as the Glitch.

Faced with erasure, the Glitch lashes out, distorting the world and threatening its people. It’s up to the player’s party of 7 distinct characters (3 returning, 4 brand new) to undo these distortions and defeat the Glitch. But to do so, they’ll have to brave dozens of dungeons, defeat deadly enemies, and even travel to other worlds!

“After more than two years of hard work, I am tremendously excited to bring 8-Bit Adventures 2 to both existing and new players alike.” said Lead Developer Joshua Hallaran. “One of my favourite things about the JRPG genre is the unique way it creates a connection between the player and its world/characters. We still have a little way to go, but I sincerely hope that 8-Bit Adventures 2 connects with players the same way that games like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy IX have always connected with me.”

Explore a vast and varied world, brought to life by vibrant 8-Bit graphics, memorable NES-accurate music, and people with personality. Players can enjoy strategic, fast-paced combat that focuses on unique character traits, swapping party members, managing the turn order, and using a variety of unique skills (including powerful Omega Bursts) – no mandatory grinding required!

The 8-Bit Adventures 2 First-Look Demo is now available on the official Steam page: 

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About Critical Games

My name is Joshua Hallaran and I’m an Australian indie developer, working under the company name Critical Games since 2011. Best known for creating RPGs on the PC - notably 8-Bit Adventures & Tales Across Time - I am currently hard at work developing 8-Bit Adventures 2, with the collaboration of three very talented freelancers: artist Jerram Fahey, composer Carfonu, and programmer Dr “iBolt” Dhoom. The game is entirely self-funded and is by far the biggest project Critical Games has ever tackled. We hope to make it something truly special! 

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