Doc Cosmos Game Boy Color Simon Jameson Bitmap Soft physical cartridge release box UK time travel platformer

Developer Simon Jameson and publisher Bitmap Soft are releasing a brand new Game Boy Color game in the year 2021 called Doc Cosmos, a revamped and more intricate version of a game that Jameson also made for Commodore 64 in 2019. (Thanks, Nintendo Life.) The game is available to preorder now with an intent to deliver by June 19, 2021, and it includes a physical Game Boy Color cartridge, a box, an instruction manual, and stickers for the somewhat premium price of £40.00 ($54.96).

Doc Cosmos on Game Boy Color appears to provide plenty of platforming, as that was always one of the easiest genres to pull off on the simplistic hardware. However, the game also involves a time travel device, and you can hop back and forth between the present and the year 1989 three times before the device needs to be recharged at a designated area.

Doc Cosmos Game Boy Color Simon Jameson Bitmap Soft physical cartridge release box UK time travel platformer

The timeline you are in will change how the controls in Doc Cosmos work. In the present, Doc can jump with relative precision and change direction in mid-air, whereas in the past, “Doc will look and control differently, being able to jump less high but slightly further forward and with no additional mid-air control, much like (in) early video games.” Each timeline will have its own secrets as well. However, all wildlife is deadly and can’t be killed by you, so you need to use tricky timeline shifts to trap creatures and remove the threat they pose.

Ultimately, Simon Jameson’s Doc Cosmos sounds as imaginative as you would hope of a Game Boy Color title released in 2021. Let us know if you’re interested in playing it; there do not seem to be any plans for a digital release at this time. Also, if you’re interested in a canceled GBC game finally receiving an official release, check out the RPG Infinity.

Doc Cosmos Game Boy Color Simon Jameson Bitmap Soft physical cartridge release box UK time travel platformer

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John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!

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