Odyssey: Take a trip through gaming history

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Take an Odyssey through console gaming history

New online game celebrates the new console generation with a trip down memory lane

To celebrate the release of the next generation of consoles, tech brand Ebuyer has released Odyssey, a game that takes the player through the history of gaming.

Odyssey tells the story of a young protagonist who is offered the chance to playtest a virtual reality headset, but when a glitch causes the computer’s AI to degenerate into primitive fragments it’s up to the Player to collect pieces of its memory in the form of past games consoles.

The run-and-jump platformer features seven unlockable levels, each corresponding to a console generation, going from simple Atari aesthetics all the way to the lush hand-painted graphics of seventh generation games. Throughout the game the player will collect consoles, which will be added to an inventory where you can learn more about each one.

Odyssey features a total of 102 consoles to collect – including many you may not be familiar with, like the Action Max and Sega Pico – as well as all your favourites such as the NES, PlayStation and Xbox.

Stuart Carlisle, Managing Director from Ebuyer commented: “We’re all gamers at heart and we all remember the amazing consoles from our childhood. At the same time, we’re excited about the innovative new Xbox One and PS4, so we wanted to create something special to celebrate everything we love about console gaming. We want players to be able to have fun with Odyssey and at the same time learn more about the history of gaming.”

“We’ve been having a lot of fun playing it around the office, and I have to say that we’ve got quite good at it. We’re looking forward to seeing whether players around the world can match up to our skills and collect every console.”

Play Odyssey here: http://www.ebuyer.com/odyssey

Author: Ant Harper

Father, Husband, website developer, avid gamer since the mid-70s and collector of just about anything video game related. 8-Bit microcomputer and Sinclair specialist with a huge Sinclair related collection of his own. Blogs about retro gaming here but occasionally elsewhere when people ask. Bored of Mario and never much liked Zelda. Performs quirkafleegs for cold hard cash. Often found destroying ice crowns in the Lands of Midnight. Remembers: Lunar Lander. Plays: Steel Battalion, Gears of War

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