Whereas my recollections of badminton convey again photographs of sweaty, awkward encounters in center college fitness center class, Virtuoso Neomedia’s Raddminton takes the lighthearted sport and turns it right into a glossy and intense competitors — full with flaming birdies and sporty streetwear.
We have now flaming sizzling shuttlecocks and extra in Cool WIP, Polygon’s weekly roundup of eye-catching clips, and screenshots of works in progress. Every week, the Polygon workers scours the web for essentially the most fascinating video games nonetheless beneath development, to offer you a sampler of the good up-and-coming tasks.
This week we have now an unimaginable group of video games starting from ridiculously bold to downright foolish. There’s a recreation with actually a whole lot of marbles, a recreation that was totally embroidered by hand (sure, you learn that appropriately), one title coming to the Recreation Boy Advance, and a 3D combating recreation impressed by anime combat scenes.
Badminton has by no means been so hardcore (and likewise fashionable)
This badminton recreation, Raddminton, from Virtuoso Neomedia appears to be like like essentially the most intense technique to play the game. Ethan Redd, a developer behind the animation and fashions, posted a GIF of a match in motion the place characters hit a shuttlecock (often known as a birdie) that’s on fireplace forwards and backwards. The sport offers off main Jet Set Radio vibes with its glossy animation model and trendy characters. Raddminton doesn’t have a launch date but however you’ll be able to comply with the group on the studio’s Twitter account.
Think about Tremendous Monkey ball, however with like, a whole lot of Monkey Balls
A part of what I really like about recreation jams are that they offer builders an opportunity to experiment with new ideas and push the boundaries of their recreation. Right here, developer Sophie Houlden tried to see how many marbles they might match onto one course. You’ll be able to watch their progress right here, however at one level they match 350 marbles onto a stage. It was a visit to look at all of it unfold on Twitter. There’s a construct of the sport available to download now and you’ll comply with Houlden on their Twitter account to catch all their future creations.
A recreation coming to Recreation Boy Advance
Oh thank goodness, I get to play a brand-new Recreation Boy Advance recreation within the 12 months 2021 (or possible just a little later since making video games takes time). Created by a duo, Rik and Jeremy, Goodboy Galaxy is an action platformer the place you get to discover the universe as a canine. What’s cute is that the builders are planning to launch a bodily copy for the GBA. The group nonetheless plans to launch the sport on PC and Nintendo Swap as effectively, nevertheless it’s enjoyable to see indie builders work on GBA video games amid the fervor behind renewed classics just like the Advance Wars remake.
The following frontier of recreation graphics? Embroidery
Builders discuss lots about “hand-drawn” video games. Properly, Brad Smith and Camille Carpentier have upped the ante by releasing a recreation that has been fully hand-embroidered referred to as Katjepult. The sport is a “easy” 2D side-scroller and platformer starring a cat. The 2 made it for a recreation jam and you’ll really play it in your browser right now.
If Katjepult is not the primary hand-embroidered recreation, I would like to see extra! A “little recreation a couple of katje crusing on an unknown journey.” Play totally free in your internet browser! pic.twitter.com/Us0pk1VIZ2
— Healthful Video games (@_wholesomegames) September 10, 2021
Assault and dethrone God on this anime-style combating recreation
A singular artwork model can actually make a recreation. So while you get one thing that appears fascinating solely based mostly on the gameplay, it’s actually particular. Such was the case once I noticed this untitled recreation from Wazen. The developer posted a video that showed a compilation of recordings from the sport, and at one level, we are able to see a personality leaping up and focusing on a helicopter in a flurry of assaults. There’s no launch date or identify for the sport, however you’ll be able to try their work on the developer’s Twitter account.