Thanks to an anonymous reader for pointing to a HomeLan Fed article interviewing the creators
of Robotron-inspired PC arcade-action title Crimsonland
. This retro-styled shooter started out as a freeware game from the small Finnish developer 10 Tons Entertainment
, and was picked up by Reflexive Entertainment
after the unofficial help of fellow Finns and Max Payne developers Remedy
. As for Crimsonland itself, according to developer Tero Alatalo, "..the game uses features of modern 3D accelerators to draw good old 2D graphics. So you'll need to have a 3D card to run a 2D game, but basically you couldn't get the same smoothness, effects and frame rate with traditional 2D drawing methods."