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Pillars of Dust hitting Steam – March 17th, 2020!

Pillars of Dust hitting Steam – March 17th, 2020!

Something Classic and Retreaux Games are thrilled to announce that retro 8-bit styled RPG Pillars of Dust is coming to Steam March 17th, 2020!  

Step into the shoes of Prince Carlton and pauper Gregg as they make their separate ways through a forgotten kingdom. Guided by mysterious wise men, the two set out on adventures into the great unknown. Unbeknownst to each other, their paths run parallel.  

With a variety of recruitable companions, countless secrets, and a non-linear character selection screen, no two runs of Pillars of Dust will be quite the same! Will you be the first to unlock the truths of Alluriga and get the coveted 100% completion?  

– You choose the order! Play through each character’s story in the order of your choosing
– Two main characters with intersecting story lines
– One-liners and puns galore
– Snappy RPG combat
– 8-bit style graphics and chiptunes
– Fast-paced gameplay – no grinding necessary
– Streamlined menus and inventory system
– Chicken nugget-based economy and collectible cheese     

Head to the Pillars of Dust Steam page to wishlist today!       

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Retreaux Games on Twitter
Retreaux Games on Instagram
Use the hashtag #PillarsOfDust

Pillars of Dust Demo: Coming Soon!

Pillars of Dust Demo: Coming Soon!

Something Classic Games is excited to publish Retreaux Game’s exciting new retro jrpg, Pillars of Dust. Here’s some information about the upcoming demo!

August 31 is demo release day

We will be releasing a playable demo of Pillars of Dust on August 31, 2019. We spent some time incorporating the feedback we received at Replay FX into the game, and we think you will like the results. As an example of something that we adjusted, we made movement smoother – while retaining the speed.

The demo will let you play all the way through to the end of the first dungeon for each main character, Carlton and Gregg. It’s a pretty decent slice of the total game, and it will be jam-packed with secrets for the savvy explorer.

Visit our Steam page

We have created a Steam page for Pillars of Dust, which will go live on August 31. When we release the full game, it will be available on Steam for download. But starting August 31, you can start adding Pillars of Dust to your Steam wishlist so you’ll know exactly when it’s released – and when it goes on sale!

Reach out on social media

As always, we welcome feedback – don’t hesitate to reach to us on social media if you have any questions, comments, or just want to chat. Here are some ways to reach us:

Something Classic Discord
Something Classic on Twitter
Retreaux Games on Twitter
Retreaux Games on Instagram
Use the hashtag #PillarsOfDust

That’s all for now. Watch out for the next announcement on August 31!

Keep it retreaux,

Josh and Andy

Something Classic Games announces TWO new projects!

Something Classic Games announces TWO new projects!

Something Classic Games is thrilled to announce the production of two new exciting JRPGs: Quartet and Pillars of Dust. Spearheaded by members from the Shadows of Adam development team, the games will also be developed with new outside collaborators.

Pillars of Dust:

Josh Garlitz (programmer and developer of Shadows of Adam) and Andrew Steadman bring together a JRPG with an arcade feel. Speed through the game as two men on an intersecting quest, or take the time to explore and learn about the storied past of the once prosperous nation of Alluriga. Grinding and repetition take a backseat to exploration, bizarre characters, and jokes about wimpy hands.


  • Two main quest lines that come together
  • SELECT which order you want to complete the game in: play through one character’s entire arc before starting the other’s. Choose carefully: the order you play in will confer advantages to the other character!
  • Unique dialogue and world building: exploration and talking to everyone and everything will be worth your while
  • Keep track of your progress as you try to earn the legendary 100% completion
  • In game currency is chicken nuggets
  • Pillars of Dust is aiming for a Q1 2020 release on PC. Follow its development on twitter.


    Quartet is a new JRPG from Shadows of Adam producer/composer Tyler Mire, with original character art from Shadows of Adam lead artist, Tim Wendorf, and writing and systems design from Patrick Holleman, author of the Reverse Design series.

    Eight heroes from four very different backgrounds come together to end the war for the control of magic. Along the way, they discover the secret history that shaped their world in unimaginable ways.


  • Eight diverse protagonist characters
  • Story-driven campaign
  • Four separate opening chapters than can be played in any order
  • Deep combat system featuring eight-character swap-in/swap-out combat
  • Multi-party puzzle dungeons to explore
  • Loads of secret items you can use to break the game
  • Quartet’s release window and targeted platforms will be announced in the future.

    We will be releasing more information about these games, including individual character showcases for Quartet, so please follow us on twitter: @somethingclassc

    Or join our awesome community over at discord.