Hyper Light Drifter, a pixelated 2D action RPG inspired by classics from the 8-bit and 16-bit eras, has surpassed its Kickstarter goal.
Hyper Light Drifter is set in a post-apocalyptic setting where players assume the role of a character known as the Drifter (Drifters are people who collect old technologies and forgotten knowledge.) But the Drifter you control has a rare disease, so you must embark on a journey to cure the unknown illness.
In terms of gameplay, the people behind the project (which include designer Alex Preston, programmer Beau Blyth and composer Rich Vreeland) have describe it as a combination of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past with Diablo. Combat is fast-paced, weapons can be upgraded, the world is interconnected by multiple paths and not only are the enemies numerous, but they are also intelligent.
As of this news article, the Kickstarter project has already surpassed the initial funding goal of $27,000. In fact, the project has accrued more than $42,000 which means that some of the stretch goals are a reality. First, surpassing the $35,000 mark guaranteed a new game plus and two new areas (Burning Cavern and Sunken City.) $42,000 means that backers will get expanded cutscenes and two additional boss encounters.
Now if the project receives more than $64,000, the team will hire an animator, the world will be expanded even more and there will be more gear to equip. $75,000 will provide a fully realized soundtrack with Disasterpeace bonus tracks. Finally, $100,000 translates into a cooperative campaign and a competitive mode.
Taking into account that the campaign has 29 days to go, I think it’s fair to assume that it will be a resounding success by the time it’s over. Hyper Light Drifter is coming to the PC in 2014, but other platforms might be announced soon.
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