Escape From Synth City started life as compilation featuring video game concept packaging
Numero Group have release a homage to 1980s gaming. Escape From Synth City was originally conceived and released as a synth based compilation with video game concept packaging, but now it's been realised into a full 1980s style side scrolling platform video game.
Inspired by NES classics the game takes its player on a quest to Synth City. “Across 6 levels you uncover the sinister undertakings of a corporation over-exploiting the city’s natural resources. You become intertwined with the destiny of the city and its inhabitants, unwittingly leading the charge against the powers that be,” says Numero, confirming it as a manifestation on their Cabinet of Curiosities series.
The game's characters come from across the Numero universe and feature appearances from Laraaji, Isabelle Antena, Terry Ork and others.
The game was developed by Ali Najdi and Thomas McCloskey, a pixel artist based in Northern Ireland. The soundtrack is made up of chiptune renditions of the original Escape From Synth City record release earlier this year and was arranged by Ireland's Ansonix.
Its officially released and freely available to play online within the first two weeks of July. Collectors can purchase a limited edition NES inspired controller and the game's soundtrack on 7”.