A downloadable game

Lyle in Cube Sector is a freeware metroid-esque game for the PC from 2006. It looked like an NES game before that was what all the hip kids were doing. The original game was created by Nic DeStefano (bogosoft) and is being ported to Sega hardware over a decade later by Michael Moffitt (mikejmoffitt). The original game's style suits the system perfectly, so the conversion is a near 1:1 replica of the original game. The soundtrack has been rearranged to fit on the Genesis's FM synth hardware, and the graphics are nearly indistinguishable from the original.

An eventual cartridge release and ROM download is planned, but the game is open source and its progress can be tracked openly.

https://github.com/mikejmoffitt/LICS

The original game's description is as follows:

"STORY":
OHNO! LYLE'S KITTY HAS BEEN STOLENED AND NOW HE MUST JOURNEY THROUGH THE WONKED OUT LANDS OF THE CUBESECTOR TO RETRIEVE HIS MEOWMEOW COMPANION!

FEATURES:
* Throw cubes to defeat enemies *
* Explore to aquire new cube powers *
* Non-linear gameplay *
* Retro 80's style graphics *
* Map system *
* Many different cube types *
* Health & magic upgrades *
* Warp room *

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Is this project available?  I don't see a download. If not, is there at least somewhere where your Genesis versions of the soundtracks are located?  I'd love to listen.

Has this project been abandoned because I'd love to see this game brought back on the Sega Genesis.

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Has this project been abandoned, or is it still going? It'd be fantastic to see this ported to MD!

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Can't wait to play this again

How do I download this game?

You can find the original here: https://web.archive.org/web/20190811202150/http://www.bogozone.net/lyle.htm

It's so weird to be at a point in life where the Lyle in Cube Sector original page is no longer up :(  

lyle in cube sector was a formative game for me in many ways. I'm super impressed by the attention to detail in your recreation, it's great to see others have been found joy in lyle as well.

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Formative for me as well.  And one of the best indie PC games IMO, still holds up.  I also think it looks quite pretty, especially the outdoor areas.  The creator's use of red was very striking.  I wish I could play this remake to see what the soundtrack is like.

Wicked! This means I can stick it on my raspberry pi!