Check out this massive Nintendo DS homebrew, a 20-hour-long retail quality adventure game, single-handedly created by 25 year old independent developer Robert Pelloni.
Picked up on several gaming news outlets within days, the YouTube page has been flooded with views and comments over the past few days, despite being a simple tech demonstration of assets and feature.
So what's so interesting about it?
Tentatively titled "Bob's Game," Robert says he's spent 15,000 hours on it over 5 years, starting on the GBA in 2003 and working full-time ever since.
The game concept is described as "a simple 2D adventure game- like an RPG, but without the repetitive battles. instead, there is more focus on story, puzzles, and communication- many characters have deep personalities that evolve, and many events depend on the in-game time and day."
The dedication Robert has put into the project seems to captivate with its serene atmosphere and quirky personality, and the viewers of his demo are almost rabidly backing the project, demanding for publishers to pick it up.
Robert's main page can be found at http://www.bobsgame.com, where he sums it up himself in a single sentence: "It's the game I wanted to play when I was younger, a vision I've been following since then.""
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