Punk Arcade
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa

Founding date:
September 1, 2010


Press / Business contact:
[email protected]


Phase Edge

South Africa

+27 (0) 83 700 9787


Punk game devs. Retro-futuristic game design and aesthetics. The essence of the old with the technique of the new.


Early history

Originally called retroFuture in 2011; Punk Arcade emerged from the collaboration of Michael de Jager and Julian Pritchard to further work on Michael's game known then as zX: Hyperblast.

After that

Originally working as just a two man team in a style similar of author (Michael) and editor (Julian) the team expanded out to encompass more people and various roles.



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Awards & Recognition

  • "Showcase A MAZE 2013" - Berlin, 24 April, 2013
  • "MGSA home.Coded rAge 2014" - Johannesburg, October 2014
  • "Showcase A MAZE Johannesburg 2015" - Johannesburg, September 2015

Selected Articles

  • "It’s a tough little game, but my word, is it ever fun, and so very well presented."
    - Chris Priestman, IndieStatik
  • "I feel that the game's focus on melee combat differentiates it from many shmups - you really need to master the blade attacks to get anywhere in zX. This feature and the combination of awesome soundtrack and glowy neon visuals totally won me over."
    - J. Monkman, Retro Gamer CD
  • "This is an intense and satisfying game which should fulfill your need for an arcade shooter."
    - John P. Martin, Indie Retro News
  • "retroFuture's zX is not like most shmups. Instead of encouraging passive play or requiring the player to dodge a ton of bullets, players should dive straight into the line of fire to reflect enemy shots and power up their hyper gun."
    - John Polson, Indiegames.com

Punk Arcade Homepage
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Team & Repeating Collaborator

Julian Pritchard
Dev, Design, Biz

Michael de Jager
Design, Art, Audio

Jakub Koziol
Web Goat

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