Based in Stockholm, Sweden
January 1, 2005
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Astrojone is a game design studio that creates Lost Cartridge Games - retro-inspired games based on the principles used to create popular franchises of the pre-2000s, all wrapped in the aesthetics of the same platforms. The studio was founded on the belief that since everything is a product of its time, bygone games can be analyzed and mined for their unique design choices and thematic elements.
Astrojone founded as a one-person indie game development studio.2010
Astrojone's mission statement and community were formed.2012
Astrojone's most significant and still-ongoing game Buck & Miles was initiated.2015
The Windows 95-inspired office simulator Payroll was released.2019
The MS-DOS-inspired adventure game Kyoto 437 was released.2019
The first annual Lost Cartridge Jam was launched.
Buck & Miles - Teaser YouTube
Payroll - Teaser YouTube
Zookeeper - Teaser YouTube
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- "Payroll, a game that simulates both the excitement of working in an office building, and the thrill of running Windows 95, complete with 640x480 pixel resolution and sound effects ripped from an Adlib sound card."
- Laura Hudson, boingboing.net
- "There is no better way to unwind from a hard day at the office than by turning on the ol' PC and booting up Payroll so you can pretend to be putting in a hard day at another office."
- Joel Couture, indiegames.com
- "Killer soundtrack"
- Jason Schreier, kotaku.com
- "I'm genuinely keen to boot this up."
- Shaun Prescott, pcgamer.com
- "Against a Seinfield-esque MIDI soundtrack, fetch and carry errands never felt so damned enjoyable."
- Joe Donnelly, rockpapershotgun.com
- "With its jaunty MIDI background tune, hideously rendered motivational posters dotting the walls, and AltaVista web searches on blocky PCs, Payroll is worth taking a bit of your own check to experience."
- Brittany Vincent, vice.com
Team & Repeating Collaborator
Jakob "Jacke" Eriksson
J.S. "Dudesoft" Longstreet
Thomas Mc Closkey