Signed By ‘89 bit.ly/signedby89
Described by creator Tim Knauf as “mini music management in 64x64 pixel-o-vision”, Signed
By‘89 is a delightful PICO-8 adventure charting the fortunes of a small-town band looking to make it big. You play as bassist Johnny Gherkin: with the threat of military school hanging over your head, you must write songs, play gigs, earn money and win fans in order to prove yourself to a label scout. In truth, it’s not a difficult balancing act – things play out in linear fashion as you keep your band’s ‘tightness’ levels high through regular practice and splash out on instrument upgrades and inspiring LPs to raise Johnny’s chances of composing better songs. But
SignedBy‘89 is rammed to the gills with character and charm, from its flavour text to its bobbing sprites to its catchy chiptune ditties.