Disco Elysium Game Boy Demake is Bizarre and Perfectly Captures the Spirit of its Original

While definitely unexpected, this Disco Elysium Game Boy demake not only looks extremely impressive but preserves the unique atmosphere of the original.

User interface and graphic designer Colin Brannan, in collaboration with GB Studio, created an amazing Disco Elysium Game Boy demake. The demake covers the first section of the original game. While there’s no music and it cuts some of the dialogue, the demake does an incredible job of establishing that great sense of atmosphere from the original. And of course the drug usage and gore mentions is included as well.

The skill system also underwent some big changes. Skills have been collected into four categories, and you attempt skill checks to advance that skill. Failed rolls give +1 skill cap, and successes +1 skill point if you aren’t at the cap. You also get to choose an archetype at the beginning of the game.

You can play the demake here through your browser or download it to your computer. Check out the gallery of screenshots below as well.

In recent news, Art director Aleksander Rostov and Narrative Lead Helen Hindpere sat down with the BBC for an interview. While they mostly discussed the BAFTAs, the duo did drop an interesting news tidbit. Rostov joked that the interview was actually interrupting his work on the previously unannounced Nintendo Switch port.

Studio ZA/UM announced that Disco Elysium is now available on the Epic Games Store for PC users, adding to the audience that can experience the hit RPG. The title is also currently available on other PC marketplaces such as Steam, GOG, and others, and was released for Mac this past April. As mentioned above, the team plans to have it on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One sometime in 2020.

Revealed through an exclusive report from VarietyDisco Elysium‘s developer, ZA/UM is partnering with dj2 Entertainment to produce a TV show sometime in the future. Helen Hindpere, lead writer of ZA/Um is quoted in the feature as saying “We’re so gratified at the response Disco Elysium has received, and very happy to be teaming with dj2 to expand the franchise for other media and new audiences.” Likewise, dj2 CEO and founder Dmitri M. Johnson stated “The Dj2 team is truly thrilled about this extraordinary opportunity to be part of it all.”

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