The Year After (GBC) - Press Kit

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Retro Modding

Created in 2016, Retro Modding is a company based in Montreal, Canada. Its mission is to ensure the longevity of retro handheld systems. Specialized in the design and console components and modding parts, they collaborated with artist like Mr Beast, Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty), Spacebot Interactive (Dragonborne, Deadeus), NGDEV team, Chipzel (Crypt of the NecroDancer), The Retro Future, Rage Elixir, Eboys, Metal Jesus Rocks and many others.

Incube8 Games 

A subsidiary of Retro Modding, Incube8 Games was launched in 2021 with the aim of facilitating the publishing of retro video game cartridges, mainly for 8-bit handheld consoles. Supported by Retro Modding’s expertise and supply chain, Incube8 Games offers turnkey publishing solutions for physical releases from the custom cartridges and PCBs to the boxes and games manuals. Incube8 Games is the official publisher for Pine Creek.

Spacebot Interactive

Spacebot Interactive is an indie developer who initially garnered interest with Dragonborne, an adventure RPG released in 2020, which has gone on to be one of the most successful indie Game Boy games in terms of sales. Spacebot Interactive is the official producer for Pine Creek.

Hadrian Lin

"I reach back in time and embrace the strict limitations of the 8-bit era to explore thematically rich, story-driven games.

In the age of digital, why does Christopher Nolan focus on practical special effects and shoot with film? Why does he fight to preserve celluloid? Maybe the same reason communities of people still draw low-res pixel art and make games for a console nearing 30 years old. It is something more than nostalgia. There is power in simplicity.

The '90s came and went. We have moved on to 4k, 3d and VR but there are still spaces of possibility we did not fully explore when the gameboy was in its heyday. It's worth going back in time to see if we can do more with less."

The Year After

THE YEAR AFTER is a short narrative experience for the Game Boy Color. Observe characters as they traverse through their lives, checking in periodically as your presence becomes increasingly felt. You won’t remain a stranger for long… or perhaps you were never a stranger to begin with.


  Release date :
  January 2022
  Genre :
  Visual Novel, Adventure
  Platform :
  Game Boy Color, Game Boy
  Collection :
  Incube8 Homebrew
  Age rating :
  Developer :
  ANV / Hadrian Lin
  Development platform :
  GB Studio
  Players :
  Single player
  Play Time :
  -1 hour
  Replayability :

  Supported languages :
  English, French & Portuguese

  (Packaging and manual English only)

  Game numbering :

Press Contact : 
press [at]

Social Media : 
Incube8 Games : facebook / instagram / twitter
Retro Modding : facebook / instagram / twitter / youtube
Spacebot Interactive : instagram / twitter / youtube
Hadrian Lin: / twitter

Logos & Assets 

The Year After (GBC) - Cover


Brand Assets

The Year After (GBC) - Box Art / Logo
ANV Hadrian Lin Logo
Incube8 BW Logo  
Retro Modding BW Logo  Retro Modding Logo
Spacebot Interactive Logo 
ANV Game Boy Game Boy Color GB Studio Hadrian Lin Spacebot Interactive

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