I got these really great looking screenshots from my old friend JPBruneau on his tumbler. This is a game from developer Tribute Games that I can't find any information of apart from the screenshots. I'd think it was just pixel art if the caption didn't say that they were spending time 'coding this game.'
I really like the backgrounds, lots of cool layering. And if you follow the link to more screenshots, take note of the spider repelling down a web, ala Zelda II. The company website has more info. This is the company that produced Wizorb, and another game called mercenary kings that I haven't played.
This is another compelling game I found in an article from the Verge. This game has animated cinemas in a cartoon style, kids on bikes, 1980s California. Someone called this game: 'stand by me meets far cry 4.' I'm not sure about the second half of that statement, but love the first! I wonder if the Goonies wouldn't have been a more apt comparison.
I definitely have a sweet spot for the 'merry band of adventurer kids' genre. In video games, Chrono Trigger is a great example, and of course Earthbound. Strangely enough, this game is being produced by a Spanish Developer called Fourattic (because it is four guys in an attic) And yet it is a nostalgia game about California in the 1980s. I don't know how this game will play, but I really like the art and the concept.
There are only 3 days left on their kickstarter, though they have reached their initial goal. I'm certainly intrigued by this game, and I encourage everyone to give these kids money for that time machine they're building.