Retrograde is a real-time roll-and-write inspired by classic 80s arcade games.
Evil Astrodroids are invading earth. Grab the joystick and blast as many as you can. Can you get the high score?
Each round, roll your dice as fast as you can. Race to roll combos shown on the target cards, claim the best card, and spend your dice to put the ‘Droids on your sheet out of commission. Be fast, or an opponent might beat you to the card you want. If you’re the last player without a card, you can only reroll 2 more times before you’re stuck with what you rolled.
Depending on the card you choose, you’ll collect Coins and power-ups. Blast entire columns of ‘Droids to destroy bosses for bonus points. Blast rows of ‘Droids to unlock the power-ups you collect.
Learn how to play from the How To Play video (above) or download the prototype instructions. More info coming soon.
Game Design: Mary Flanagan and Max Seidman
Assistant Design: Emma Hobday and Rachel Billings
Illustration: Ann-Sophie De Steur and Spring Yu
Graphic Design: Spring Yu
Production & Logistics: Max Seidman, Danielle Taylor, and Sukie Punjasthitkul
Community Management: Jazz Foster and Rachel Billings
In-House Playtesting: Joshua Po, Momoka Schmidt, Riley Schofner
Videography: Spring Yu
Special Thanks: Resonym Discord members
Warning: In compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) we are notifying you that some of the products we sell may contain small parts or parts that may break off potentially causing a choking hazard to small children. Please supervise small children to ensure their safety.