Category: Inspired By Zelda

It’s no secret that we are some of the most die hard Legend of Zelda fans you could ever meet. When I was younger, and maybe slightly stupid, I thought “Why the heck aren’t there more games like this?” Little did I know that the series had and would inspire a slew of other games like it inspired me. One of the best things about playing these games is when you can feel how much love the creators have for the…

A journey across a beautiful and dangerous land. An evil only you can destroy. A companion that helps you discover and achieve your destiny. As a kid who grew up playing Ocarina of Time for hours on end, the three fore-mentioned components became a road map to many of my favorite games of all time. My interested in action adventure games was sparked by The Legend of Zelda series but it led me to discover several games that took inspiration…

It’s hard these days to come up with a new idea for a video game. It’s even harder to come up with unique gameplay mechanics. In late 2013, determined game designer Alex Preston embraced both these facts when he began a Kickstarter for Hyper Light Drifter under his own producer name as Heart Machine. It was an ambitious project intended to pay homage to video games of the 8-bit and 16-bit era. From the early stages of its development, Preston has stated that Hyper…

Welcome to Zelda Dungeon’s Inspired By Zelda Week! It was my pleasure to kick the proceedings off with a piece I wrote about Blossom Tales, but we decided that wasn’t enough – we wanted to you the (listener? reader? both?) straight to the source of the magic! Joining us this week is Rob Maher, developer, programmer, artist, and general jack-of-all-trades, to talk some Blossom Tales! We talk about future sequels that may or may not involve Shrek, how the Blossom…

The days of 2D, top-down console Zelda games could very well be over.   It’s hard to imagine that Nintendo would go back from a sweeping epic such as Breath of the Wild to the more traditional, quainter games that the 2D Zelda titles tend to be. With the Nintendo 3DS’s lifespan nearing the end of its run, it’s not hard to imagine that without a smaller platform to put a game like that on, we might not see a…