A love letter to the playstation 32-bit era
Updated: Nov 11, 2020
"Back in 1995" is an indie game produced by the Japanese studio "Throw the warped code out" and is presented as a throwback to the mystery and survival horror games produced for the first PlayStation console. Indeed, the game recreates all 32-bit style and aesthetics, with polygons and low resolution, and much more. Here, the protagonist is transported to a world both concrete and indistinct, and you must uncover the mystery involving a catastrophe that shook the city, as well as the disappearing of your daughter.
The gameplay is typical from survival horror games, like the tank control and the fixed camera in certain moments, seen in classic games of the genre like the first three Resident Evil games. The visual doesn't stay only on polygons and low res: you can choose between filters to emulate the aesthetic from the 90's games. The soundtrack is ambient focused and combines very well with the mystery feeling of the game.
"Back in 1995" is, according to Taakaki Ichijo, creator of the game, a love letter to the 32-bit era. Despite having a short playtime for the actual indie games (2-3 hours), it still worth checking out. The game was released on Windows (Steam), PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, 3DS, Linux, Mac, and PS Vita. See the gameplay right here and, if you liked that, buy the game on the link below (Steam):