Making fun, dyslexia-friendly games

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email: info@lowtek.games

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Welcome to Lowtek Games

Lowtek Games is a new indie run by Alastair Low studio focused on creating games and tools to help dyslexic players enjoy games more.
We create new retro homebrew games for the NES, dreamcast and current platforms.

 

Game services

Game Art Services :
We will create high quality game ready 2D or 3D assets.
We have created artwork on a handfull of other game titles, including; Dungeon Golf, Valley Peaks, Harlequest, Direct Drive,

Accessability Consultancy:
We will meet with you and discuss how you would make your game more accessible.

For more info email: info@lowtek.games

The Games

FLEA!2 NES Homebrew

A sequel to the 2020 game FLEA!
Kickstarter Coming Soon

Kickstarter flea 2

DEMO OUT NOW!! Play the Online or download the ROM HERE



Press Kit: HERE

Flea1
Flea2
Flea3

Availiable on These platforms. Click the links to be redirected.

available on itch
available on Dreamcast
available on NES

"It's bloody hard and chronicly moreish"
- Ally Low Lowtek Games


 

Parasite Pack!

Two titles, Flea and Tapeworm Disco Puzzle on modern Consoles, published by Ratalika games

Availiable on These platforms. Click the links to be redirected.

available on Switch
available on Playstation
available on xbox

 

Tapeworm Disco Puzzle

The game was over 200% funded on kickstarter.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/flea-game/tapeworm-disco-puzzle

Now available on playdate!
A gridbased puzzle game in the Flea universe where you play as a night club owning tapeworm.

Winner: Soundtrack of the year (Playdate Comunity Awards)

Play the Online Demo HERE



Flea1
Flea2
Flea3

Availiable on These platforms. Click the links to be redirected.

available on NES
available on itch
available on Steam
Dreamcast


available on NES
available on Evercade

 

Chew Chew Mimic

Coming to Evercade Indie Heroes 3, was Game of the month November 2023
Now available on playdate!
A grid based puzzle game where you play as a hungry mimic who has to guide delicious knights to their doom.
Game made in collaboration with Rigged Games

ChewChewMimic1

debug indie game awards winner

 

ChewChewMimic1
Flea2
Flea3

Availiable on These platforms. Click the links to be redirected.

available on NES
Dreamcast
available on NES
available on Evercade

 

playhead logo

http://kck.st/3IrGk1g
A kickstarter campaign was ran for playhead but was unfortunately unsuccessful.
We are looking into more funding options.

Playhead is a puzzle platformer game set inside an online media player. Use the familiar media bar
mechanics to manipulate time and solve a variety of mind bending puzzles.

Take control of Scrub, a bot who has been tasked with finding and fixing all the glitches in the videos on the site.
As time goes on  you find out there is bigger problems at play.
Heres the trailer and kickstarter video

bigindiepitch

Play the demo on itchio or Steam

available on itch
available on Steam


 

FLEA!

The Game is made using the Nesmaker Game engine. Play as a flea who just cant stop jumping.
A hard core platformer, prefect for speedrunners with a Groose backstory.
Get the Demo now on itch. Fully Funded on kickstarter.
OUT NOW!! Play the Online Demo HERE



Flea1
Flea2
Flea3

Availiable on These platforms. Click the links to be redirected.

available on Evercade
available on itch
available on Steam
available on Dreamcast
available on NES

"Flea has proven to be our most played game on the Indie Heroes cart. It's absolutely fantastic."
- Retro Gamer Magazine,

"Flea, one of my favorite indie gamer there" "Flea! Is very addictive"
- Metal Jesus Rocks

“Never played anything like Flea... It's NES's Meat Boy/N+”
- Indie Gamer Chick



Official Lowtek Games Merch

redbubble  link picture of tshirts and pins

Playdate Music Apps


Here's a musical rendition of the playdate theme using only apps on the playdate.
It was also the half time show for the playdate community awards 2022

Appd from lowtek Games are : PDRUMES , Ocarina PD, HurdyGurdy PD



Flea1
Flea2
Flea3

 

Flea Jump!

Flea jump is an endless jumper featuring blood thirsty parasites. Play as Henry the hyperactive flea who just
can’t stop jumping. Jump higher and higher to collect blood, unlock new power ups and place on the world leaderboard.
OUT NOW ! Flea Jump! will be available on iOS and Android

TIGA finalist


Availiable on These platforms. Click the links to be redirected.


available on Playstore
available on AppStore
available on Amazon


Join our community on Discord
https://discord.gg/4fJskHc

A Familiar Fairytale: Dyslexic text Based Adventure

This game was created to help other feel the frustration of having dyslexia.
You play as a small fox a fairy tale story with Kings, Queens and witches.
We don't claim to be actually like what a dyslexic persons sees, but merely a simulation of the frustration.

tiga dinalist
rezed left field collection egx


Availiable on These platforms. Click the links to be redirected.


available on Playstore
available on itch
available on Steam

 

Bowl Em Down

Scream your way to victory in this Free to play infinite Roller.
Unlock a range of skins from LGBT flags to galaxies and even a familiar looking flea.
Available on Android Play store and iOS.


Availiable on These platforms. Click the links to be redirected.

 
available on Playstore
available on Playstore


Prototypes And Other Projects

These games are in early stages. We feel they have potential and could become full releases in the future.

 

Bib Goes Home Projection Mapped Pop-up Book

Bib goes home is a proof of concept game for a projection mapped based series of books.

Courier Article
Kotaku Article "This Playable Pop-up Book Is The Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Seen. "


 

PEAKS board game

Peaks is a board game of skill and luck for 2 players where the objective is to match black and white sides of triangles
before the other player. However only 2 of the triangles sides are visible at any one time leaving an air of mystery
to other side. Players take turns to roll a dice which gives them an amount of points to spend per turn.
A list of moves for varying costs are used during the players turn, moves include; turning, swapping, stealing triangles etc.




 

Cross stitch

Cross stitch animation tests. We are working on an editor.

Crossstitch explosion

 

 

The Tools

Dislectek is an award winning unity plugin which allows developers to quickly and easily add Dyslexic friendly text to speech options to their game.
For years dyslexic players have been ignored but their struggles are real. It's estimated that as many as 1 in 5 people are dyslexic.
This means that if you have lengthy dialogue, tutorial text, hidden notes or item descriptions 20 % of your potential audience may just
skip that content.

OUT NOW to the Unity asset store and itchio for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/tools/ integration/dislectek-192133

https://lowtekgames.itch.io/dislectek

Dislectek logo

Dislectek Bar

We plan on including Dislectek in our future games built in Unity to showcase the tool.

get it on the asset store
get it on itch