What's this? What kind of wallpaper is this? Some kind of Sonic thing? Am I jumping fandoms?
Well, not really, no. This is for a game called Freedom Planet, an indie game released on Steam last week that takes a mishmash of classic 16-bit games and puts them together into a beautiful and very well-polished 2D platformer. Hard to believe it started as a Sonic fan-game. While it still has those elements in homage, the game has so much more to offer, and other characters that add their own spin to the game. Or motorcycle.
This wallpaper is for Lilac, the big hero dragon of the story and leader of a group of.. I guess I could say planetary defenders?
Anyway, I bought this game on the recommendation of a few friends, and I can honestly say I was hooked within the first hour. It was like reliving a small piece of my childhood, especially considering I grew up in the 16-bit era with games on both the SNES and Genesis. It was a blast from the past that was refreshing and fun. And probably something I'm going to waste a good amount of time playing.
I'll probably do other wallpapers of Carol and Milla in the near future. Maybe.
Freedom Planet is created by GalaxyTrail freedomplanet.galaxytrail.com/
Lilac is created by
, artwork created by Mikuhoshi, posted here by
Seriously, get this game.