Tanglewood (2018 video game)

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Tanglewood logo.png
Developer(s)Big Evil Corporation
Publisher(s)Big Evil Corporation
Producer(s)Matt Phillips
Programmer(s)Matt Phillips
Platform(s)Mega Drive, Windows, macOS, Linux, Dreamcast
  • WW: 14 August 2018

Tanglewood is a platform game developed and published by British studio Big Evil Corporation for the Mega Drive. The game was developed for the Mega Drive as a homebrew project. It was built using hardware, software, and development processes authentic to the 1990s.[1]

It was funded successfully through Kickstarter. It was released on the Mega Drive, Windows, macOS, and Linux on 14 August 2018.[1][2][3][4][5][6] A Dreamcast port is also planned.[7]


Gameplay screenshot


Tanglewood was programmed in 68000 assembly language using original Sega development tools and processes from the 1990s.[1]

The game was released on physical carts that can be played on Mega Drive systems.[1]


Review score
Retro Gamer79%[8]


  1. ^ a b c d "A new Sega Mega Drive game is coming out this month". Eurogamer.net.
  2. ^ "An Interview with Matt Phillips: Creator of Tanglewood, A Brand New Sega Genesis Physical Release – GamingRebellion". www.gamingrebellion.com.
  3. ^ "Sega-16 – Interview: Matt Phillips (Tanglewood Game Developer)". www.sega-16.com.
  4. ^ "Interview: Matt Phillips, Tanglewood Developer | Retro Gamer".
  5. ^ Gach, Ethan. "Making A New Game For The Original Sega Genesis Isn't Easy". Kotaku.
  6. ^ "This Guy Is Making an All-New Sega Genesis Game the 90s Way". Motherboard. 14 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Six of the Best from Develop: Brighton". Kotaku UK.
  8. ^ Thorpe, Nick (September 2018). "Retrorated: Tanglewood". Retro Gamer (186): 98–99. ISSN 1742-3155.

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