Tribute Games are a small Canadian game development company located in Montreal. The studio was founded in 2011 Jonathan Lavigne, Jean-Francois Major and Justin Cyr. They’re known for creating 2D indie games seeking to replicate the atmosphere of the 80’s games in their works. This includes the graphics, sound effects, and of course, their extreme difficulty. Their website is here.
Games they have created include:
- Ninja Senki ( Freeware, created by Jonathan Lavigne just before he formed the company)
- Mercenary Kings
Tropes featured in their work:
- Nintendo Hard: To the point that the help file for the Ninja Senki specifically contained a FAQ question “The game is too hard!”, with the response “Remember, you’re playing as a ninja!” Other games aren’t much different.
- Retraux: Scores, graphics, and the sounds: all is geared towards being as retro as possible in their games, and they admit as such on their website.