Internet Gaming New site IGN made their own game to celebrate their 25th Anniversary called IGN 25: The game.
It has been released for free as a Web Game. IGN’s announcement article cheekily declares the game will be released for free with no microtransactions as a Web Game. You can play it right now at this link.
Here’s the trailer from IGN’s channel:
The game is an action platformer where one controls Iggy the D-Pad (I never actually realized that IGN’s logo was meant to be a d-pad) as he goes on adventures through 25 years of entertainment history and references.
IGN describe is as:
A love letter to video games and entertainment, IGN 25: The Game is a 2D platformer staring IGN’s anthropomorphic d-pad, Iggy, in their very first video game appearance. Beginning in 1996, they will journey through the launch of the Imagine Games Network sites that started it all — N64.com, Saturnworld.com, and PSXPower.com — and continue through key moments in IGN’s history.
The was made over the course of a year with Unity Engine. Iggy has 35 unique animations and is able to wear 15 different costumes or ‘alter logos’. It’s supposed to be a fairly casual platformer that can be played more than once.
I suppose after years of criticizing games and being told by comments to make their own games if they think they’re so good, IGN has now decided to follow suit.
IGN 25: The Game is a free web game that is available now on a computer near you.