Indie game publisher Retrovibe and developer small bros today released their 2D metroidvania action platformer, B.I.O.T.A. on Steam and GOG. A new trailer and a 10% launch week discount are available.
Set in a mining colony infected by an alien plague, players take command their team of eight veteran mercenaries to investigate what happened and rescue the scientists. Mutant monsters and deadly traps lie in wait in the overrun colony. Players will face off against more than 40 horrific monsters mutated out of the miners.
To survive one will need to use the multitude of available guns and various crafts including a mech, a sub, and a starship. A total of eight playable characters can be unlocked and upgraded. The story campaign comes with two possible endings. Players might even uncover the truth about the illegal activities of V-corp.
Mixing the charm of retro games with modern full controller support and chiptune sound players will have an intense classic pixel art experience. Players can unlock 54 unique four-color palettes which can be swapped anytime during play to change the game’s 8-bit visuals. So whether a player wants the old-school Game Boy esthetic or a neon-infused arcade look the color options are there with these color palettes.
B.I.O.T.A. – 2D Metroidvania Action-Platformer | Retrovibe
Retrovibe (@RetrovibeGames Twitter) is a publisher with a focus on delivering new indie games with a retro heart. Established in 2021, the publisher already has added several titles to its portfolio including Janosik, Janosik 2, B.I.O.T.A., Project Warlock, Project Warlock II, The Looter, and Shardpunk: Verminfall.
small bros (@small_bros Twitter, @smallbros_games Instagram) also known as Ivan Porrini, is a solo indie developer from Italy. B.I.O.T.A. is the developer’s second retro-themed solo project and the first game with publisher Retrovibe. The story of small bros begins in 2015 when Porrini started design work on what would become Ghostly Matter.