Old School Gamer Exclusive: Inside ‘Horizon Shift ‘81’

Old School Gamer Magazine chats with Horizon Shift ‘81 Creator Paul Marrable to find out what makes the retro shooter a special one. Encapsulating so many fun moments from the Atari 2600 era of gaming, Marrable’s indie title is an absolute gem.

Old School Gamer Magazine: How was the game born?

Paul Marrable: Horizon Shift ‘81 is actually a sequel to Horizon Shift, which I released on Steam back in 2015.

The basic premise was to cram all my favourite 80’s arcade games into one and try make something that still feels new. So with the sequel, I wanted to do that again…but better.

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