Gamers will experience a blast from the past as 2K Games and Gearbox Software today have launched a demake of their hugely popular first-person shooter, Borderlands.
‘The Border Lands’ is a 16-bit lo-fi game which offers a tantalizing glimpse into the origins of many elements still present in today’s hit franchise. It may not have 87 bazillion guns, or dynamic online co-op but it does fit on five floppy disks!
For those who perhaps unsurprisingly no longer have a working floppy disk drive, the game can also be played online for free at wubwub.eu.
Gearbox Software and 2K Games teamed up with the BAFTA-winning creative agency, Ralph, to produce the game. The Border Lands is designed with a late 1980’s gaming theme in mind and to coincide with the launch, a retro style ‘video review’ has been posted online.