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kidko
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(09-12-2013, 09:47 PM)
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$550,000 Wii U Goal SMASHED TO DUST! Alternate Drifter Reveal! Other things with exclamations!

Kickstarter Page

Steam Greenlight Page

A glimpse at work-in-progress music by Disasterpeace on Soundcloud!

Hyper Light Drifter is a 2D Action RPG in the vein of the best 8-bit and 16-bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.

Visions for this game have been fluttering in my skull for ages; something dark and fantastic, with giant forests to navigate, huge floating structures to explore, deep crumbling ruins to loot, massive throngs of enemies to rend, and behemoths both flesh and mechanical to overcome. I want it all to be as beautiful as possible, forging color with the dark and eerie wastes and intimidating landscapes. It plays like the best parts of A Link to the Past and Diablo, evolved: lightning fast combat, more mobility, an array of tactical options, more numerous and intelligent enemies, and a larger world with a twisted past to do it all in.







Platforms

$10 gets you the game on PC, Mac or Linux, Steam or DRM-free. $15 and up lets you choose PS4, Vita, or OUYA! Plus Wii U if we reach the stretch goal of $550,000! (THEY DID!)

The game is planned for a mid 2014 release on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX, currently, with a Steam release in the works! Depending on the stretch goals reached, I would love to get this on PS4 and Vita in the future. Other platforms are also a possibility, but again depends on the resources available at the end of the Kickstarter.

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Stretch Goals!

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androvsky
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(09-12-2013, 09:55 PM)
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That looks great! I can only assume the lack of replies are because everyone's watching the video I can't because I'm at work. :)
harSon
(09-12-2013, 10:02 PM)
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Looks fantastic.
FlashbladeGAF
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(09-12-2013, 10:03 PM)
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I wish more games, Kickstarter and Mobile especially, used pixel art.

But even then, I doubt it would look this damn good!


The little touches in the animation good lord
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Dascu
(09-12-2013, 10:06 PM)
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This looks absolutely gorgeous.
sphagnum
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(09-12-2013, 10:07 PM)
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Really nice style.
bengraven
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(09-12-2013, 10:08 PM)
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We will watch your career with great interest
Discoid
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(09-12-2013, 10:11 PM)
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Oh wow, the art is amazing. Hope it gets funded! :D
Overboost
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(09-12-2013, 10:11 PM)
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Uh, yes please. Backed.

Related: looking forward to playing Samurai Gunn in a 4-player arcade cabinet at Fantastic Arcade next weekend and competing in the inevitable tournament.

http://venuspatrol.com/2013/08/samur...tastic-arcade/
Elixist
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(09-12-2013, 10:17 PM)
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looks like Fez and Transistor had a baby, super moody, nice art.
TerminalDogma
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(09-12-2013, 10:22 PM)
This looks really, really cool. While watching the trailer though something crossed my mind- how awesome would a movie be made in that style? I'm loving the style of this game so much I'm almost tempted to go for the $100 tier for the print. Don't think I can put that much money into something that may or may not actually deliver though.
Galang
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(09-12-2013, 10:22 PM)
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Wow! This looks incredible. Absolutely love this style
Yonafunu
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(09-12-2013, 10:24 PM)
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I was seriously just about to make a thread for this, dammit.
The game looks really good!
jett
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(09-12-2013, 10:26 PM)
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Man that's nice looking. Hope it makes it.
epmode
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(09-12-2013, 10:27 PM)
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This reminds me of Radio the Universe, another Kickstarter project. They both look great and I'll probably back this one too.
gngf123
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(09-12-2013, 10:28 PM)
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This looks fantastic.

Top marks for Disasterpeace as well.
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Easy_D
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(09-12-2013, 10:30 PM)
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Wow. Artstyle is great. Kind of like a fusion of Sword & Sworcery and Boktai
UnluckyKate
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(09-12-2013, 10:35 PM)
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Looks fantastic. Backed
erpg
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(09-12-2013, 10:36 PM)
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Looks great. Hope they announce a platform I'm interested in.
Clott
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(09-12-2013, 10:39 PM)
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The vibe they have set up definitely stands out.
speedpop
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(09-12-2013, 10:41 PM)
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Looks real nice.
Stabby McSter
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(09-12-2013, 10:42 PM)
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yooooo that artstyle, i'll back this JUST for that
Amir0x
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(09-12-2013, 10:42 PM)
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Disasterpeace!? YES, I will follow him anywhere after the astonishing Fez OST

Edit: Damn the music in the trailer is hype as FUCK

IT MUST MAKE IT TO $75000
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Grzi
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(09-12-2013, 10:47 PM)
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Wow, this looks really, really good.
Super hyped for it.
Damn.
ezekial45
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(09-12-2013, 10:49 PM)
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Looks great! Those stretch goals are pretty solid too, I hope it can make them.
excowboy
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(09-12-2013, 10:57 PM)
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Whilst Disasterpeace is brill, Baths has me hyped - he's an absolute genius. Art and atmosphere look stunning also. Can't actually watch the trailer right now but really interested in this one...
Feep
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(09-12-2013, 10:58 PM)
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It's like Swords and Sworcery, but with actual gameplay!
Naito
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(09-12-2013, 11:01 PM)
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Woah. The trailer left me in a state of awe that I didn't have for a while.
I would go for the Resplendant Print tier, but I just realised they don't ship outside US, such a bummer.
True Underdog
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(09-12-2013, 11:02 PM)
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Wow.

Beautiful.
Miker
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(09-12-2013, 11:07 PM)
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Holy shit that looks even more amazing in motion.

And the music in the trailer sounds good, too - I guess I should get around to playing Fez, eh?
docbon
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(09-12-2013, 11:10 PM)
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The game is oozing with style.
Rayge
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(09-12-2013, 11:12 PM)
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Hot diggity damn! These guys must want my greenbacks.
gngf123
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(09-12-2013, 11:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Miker

Holy shit that looks even more amazing in motion.

And the music in the trailer sounds good, too - I guess I should get around to playing Fez, eh?

Trailer track seems to be provided by Baths. Disasterpeace did the Fez soundtrack, and will do the score for this.

But as someone who has been listening to the Fez soundtrack constantly for the past week. Yes.
Professor Chaos
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(09-12-2013, 11:16 PM)
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Beautiful.

Amir0x
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(09-12-2013, 11:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by gngf123

Trailer track seems to be provided by Baths. Disasterpeace did the Fez soundtrack, and will do the score for this.

But as someone who has been listening to the Fez soundtrack constantly for the past week. Yes.

The Fez soundtrack is pretty much hands down the best game OST released last gen as far as I am concerned. It's so perfect in every way and is gorgeous to listen to in or out of the game; it's one of the few game OSTs I think work well like that.
Rayge
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(09-12-2013, 11:22 PM)
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Is it bad that I always do "Ctrl+F" and "STEAM" on all these things before dropping the bucks?
Alric
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(09-12-2013, 11:24 PM)
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Looks nice, I'll read up more on this later.
Noogy
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(09-12-2013, 11:24 PM)
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I am giving this money. Money I've earned.
Zuhzuhzombie!!
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(09-12-2013, 11:25 PM)
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Backed.
Alboreo
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(09-12-2013, 11:29 PM)
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This instantly reminded me of Boktai. That is a very, very good thing.
Miker
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(09-12-2013, 11:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by gngf123

Trailer track seems to be provided by Baths. Disasterpeace did the Fez soundtrack, and will do the score for this.

But as someone who has been listening to the Fez soundtrack constantly for the past week. Yes.

Ah, got it. Thanks for the clarification.

EDIT:

Originally Posted by Alboreo

This instantly reminded me of Boktai. That is a very, very good thing.

Let's make a push for a USB sun sensor as a stretch goal.
Gbraga
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(09-12-2013, 11:39 PM)
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Holy FUCK.

I didn't get a chance to back Radio the Universe, and this game reminds me of it in its beautiful pixelart and amazing animations.

So good.

Backed.
Rayge
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(09-12-2013, 11:42 PM)
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Damn... 10 gets you the game
25 gets you a special version of the game
75 gets you another main character...

What the hell. I'm going to have to sit and think about this. I'll probably go with the 25 tier. I still have to donate to No. 9.
NinjamicWZ
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(09-12-2013, 11:48 PM)
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Unreal. I know I get excited about anything 2D and throwback-esque on kickstarter, but this is on another level.

I worship stuff like this.
PandaPedinte
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(09-13-2013, 12:45 AM)
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This game is gorgeous!
Dartastic
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(09-13-2013, 12:47 AM)
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I came here to post this, and now I'm too late. Doh. Ah well. WILL BUY.
DSix
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(09-13-2013, 01:04 AM)
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I want.
nampad
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(09-13-2013, 01:10 AM)
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Update #1:

The game is planned for a mid 2014 release on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX, currently, with a Steam release in the works! Depending on the stretch goals reached, I would love to get this on PS4 and Vita in the future. Other platforms are also a possibility, but again depends on the resources available at the end of the Kickstarter.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-drifter/posts

Vita, hhhhhnnnnnggggg. This has to happen, please.
Haunted
(09-13-2013, 01:17 AM)
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Saw the screens and was pretty excited.

Then I clicked on the trailer.


hitsugi
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(09-13-2013, 01:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by epmode

This reminds me of Radio the Universe, another Kickstarter project. They both look great and I'll probably back this one too.

Yup. I sorely regret not backing that one; I won't make that mistake again.

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