Dutch indie studio Two Tribes is winding down operations as Rive will be their last release (due out on Steam and PS4 in September). We got a chat with self-proclaimed "industry dinosaur" Martijn Reuvers.
"I'm pretty happy," says Reuvers. "And I'm very proud of what we've made and I think this will be a good good-bye to the industry, I hope at least."
"We used to play a lot of these 90s type shooters like R-Type and Gradius, but also Metal Slug," says Reuvers of the inspirations for Rive. "Those type of games formed us in a way in the 90s and we always wanted to make a game like that."
Rive will see release on PC (Steam) and PS4 on September 13, and hopefully it will also be released on Wii U this year. An Xbox One version depends on whether the game sells enough to carry the extra costs involved with an Xbox One port.