The makers of the much anticipated (well, at least to me, and not just because it features a Tiny Cartridge cameo) 16-bit-style pinball/RPG hybrid Wizorb have decided to create Tribute Games, a Montreal-based startup focusing on "retro games with a modern twist for home consoles and mobile platforms."

Tribute is made up of Ninja Senki creator Jonathan Lavigne, Justin Cyr, and Jean-François Major, whose names have graced the credits of Ubisoft and Eidos titles like Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, TMNT, Shaun White Snowboarding, and Star Wars: Episode 3.

"We chose the name Tribute Games because when we make games, we want to pay tribute to all the cool games from our childhood," says Lavigne. We’re passionate indies aiming at making entertaining games with a focus on pixel art and classic game design (sometimes with a modern twist)."

The studio's first game, Wizorb, will release for Xbox Live Indie games some time this month, and a PC version will follow. You can see a trailer for the title after the break: