Niche Games Spotlight – Bzzt


It’s hard not to gush a bit when a new platformer comes out, especially when it looks as good as Bzzt does.

Bzzt is a new 2D platformer where players take on the role of ZX8000, a toaster sized robot who’s well-positioned to take on the evil forces of Dr. Badbert! The game is from the Prague-based solo developer Karel Matejka, also known as Ko.dll

You can check out the launch trailer for Bzzt below.

Inspired by the 80’s tech revolution, this beautiful pixel-art precision platformer transports you back in time with a brand new adventure, paying homage to the popular and much loved gaming designs of the past.

And what can you expect more?

  • Pick a difficulty from casual to hardcore and choose a gameplay style that suits you the best.
  • Enjoy extremely precise and intuitive controls.
  • Push your limits in time challenges.
  • Compete with others in global and friends leaderboards.
  • Experience rich environments with ever-changing game mechanics.
  • Survive and adapt your style for intense boss fights.
  • Optional permadeath mode.
  • Immerse yourself in the beautiful retro soundtrack made by Martin Linda, the creator of Rytmik Ultimate/Studio.

Bzzt is available now on Windows PC (via Steam, GOG, and Epic Games).


A basement-dwelling ogre, Brandon's a fan of indie games and slice of life anime. Has too many games and not enough time.

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