Muri: a DOS-style platformer inspired by Duke Nukem and Commander Keen

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Things were so much easier in the days of DOS. Actually, no, they were quite a bit more fiddly, but there is something pure and exciting about giving your computer typed commands, rather than wrestling with a Bill Gates-approved interface. Muri - "a simple DOS-like platform shooter inspired by Duke Nukem and Commander Keen" - takes us back to those halycon days. There's no XP system, no Twitter integration, no micro-transactions. In their place: a Samus-esque main character who looks a bit like a rabbit, an "optional turbo mode", and music that will be stuck in my head all day. Catch the lovely announcement trailer after the break.

Floppy disks? I remember when games came on Eighteenth-century Jack-in-the-boxes. Other titbits about Muri, which will apparently be released on Steam sometime in the next couple of weeks: the game's comprised of four separate episodes, there will be two display modes and four difficulty levels, and there's a bunch of other elements you'll have to figure out for yourself. Read more in this inaugural dev blog.

Developer Daniel Remar previously gave the world the wonderful Iji, which was indie before Indie had a capital I. Gawp at its awesome, old trailer below.

Thanks, IndieGames!