Those of you who were growing up during the late ’90s like me will no doubt remember the distinct visual style of Game Boy Color games, with its limited palette and tiny resolution resulting in some very unique looking games. From the dark blue nights of Pokémon Gold and Silver to the vibrant fields of the Zelda Oracle games, there was nothing else like it.

The Game Boy Color RPG “Infinity” was almost one of these classic titles too, if it weren’t for the fact it was finishing development in 2001. With the emergence of the Game Boy Advance the game lost its publisher, which didn’t believe a GBC game would sell well in light of the new system, and eventually the project was indefinitely put on hold as the developers at Affinix gradually grew apart.

It looks like Infinity might be back on track though, as Affinix has returned to release a preview ROM of the game 15 years later. Take a look at its launch trailer:

It’s worth noting that it is a preview build, so the game essentially stops one quarter of the way through the adventure as to prevent the player from entering unfinished and buggy areas.

The developers say the game is around 90% complete, but they can’t make any promises they’ll be able to finish it off themselves. That’s why they made the ROM and source code publicly available – so that if they can’t do it, an enterprising developer can pick up the torch and help it cross the finish line.

We’ll be sure to bring you news if Infinity is ever completed, so Game Boy Color owners can get nostalgic all over again.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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