EMUUROM ("eh-moo rom") is an upcoming nonviolent creature-scanning metroidvania. You are MAIRE ("my-rhe"), a red-haired retrobiologist willingly trapped in an unknown world, inhabited by mostly peaceful creatures called EMUUROM. You are only equipped with a data-gathering SKANNER' BEAM that you can use to explore the ecosystem. Instead of powering up, you have to comprehend the creatures - and use their special abilities to advance! Open up new paths, meet cute creatures, and sleep under the starry sky... but beware: on the horizon, a comet called THE RED INTERLOPER is inching closer, threatening the peaceful world. Overcome the obstacles and master the mysteries, and you might be able to save the species - and yourself.
EMUUROM is the first game on Steam created with the TIC-80 fantasy console. It started its life as a jam game for Fantasy Console jam 3 in early 2018. The first demo was released on Itch.io in early 2020, and later that year it was a part of the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. A new, polished demo was released on Steam in August 2021, and it participated in the Steam Next Fest in October.
- A lush interconnected world full of surprises and mysteries
- Find your way forward with the powers of cute creatures
- Scan your surroundings for secret paths and hidden critters
- A banging chiptune soundtrack
- Emphasis on exploration and discovery
- 6+ hours of play (I think.)
Trailer 2021 — YouTube
Gameplay video (no commentary) — YouTube
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Emuurom brought me back to the golden age of indie Flash games – it's a beautifully crafted, creative, exploration-focused experience full of secrets and cozy feelings.Obskyr, EMUUROM demo comments on Itch.io
It's a very relaxing, birdwatching-esque vibe at times [...]. I am more than excited to see EMUUROM's completion.The Entity, The Entity's review of the old EMUUROM demo
EMUUROM from Borbware has got to be one of our most anticipated indie games! This game is just oozing with retro gaming goodness [...].Pursuing Pixels, A post on Twitter
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