A Kickstarter campaign where you, the player, get to explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with unknown dangers and lost technologies.
Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Our Drifter is haunted by an insatiable illness, traveling further into the lands of Buried Time, steeped in blood and treasure hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease. Echos of a dark and violent past from the dead eras resonate throughout and he can’t help but listen.
Introducing, Hyper Light Drifter, 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. Currently smashing through this Kickstarter campaign with 6,094 backers, raising more than $136,000 and an original goal of only $27,000. Thats impressive seeing the campaign has only been live for a few short days. An epic yet profoundly intriguing RPG looking to make it’s way onto PC, Linux, Mac, PS4 or Vita at the $180,000 Stretch Goal.
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Visions for Hyper Light Drifter have been 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.
- Rip through enemies with responsive, fun combat; engaging and brutal. Upgrade weapons, discover new equipment and trek deeper than ever.
- Traverse a dark, detailed and interconnected world with alternate paths and secret loot. Miyazaki films have taught me that beautiful animation and design add life to a world. From characters to background elements, everything is lovingly crafted while I hum show-tunes and squint suspiciously at the flickering pixels until they perform as intended.
- A challenge – The game is accessible and easy to pick up, but difficult to master and complete; enemies and hazards become more vicious and numerous, so players must use clever tactics to avoid death. (Some yell hurtful phrases at players simply to bring tears to the cereal bowl below.)
- NOTE: $10 pledge will net you a PC, Mac or Linux copy of the game.
- $15 and above allows you to choose PS4 or Vita as well!