Discord Games recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring its upcoming 2D “Metroidvania-styled” game Chasm to Windows, Mac and Linux. The developer plans to take its inspiration from games such as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and The Legend of Zelda series to new heights by building procedurally-generated dungeons in six different areas into the game.
In Chasm, players will control a soldier that enters a mining town coping with a reawakened ancient evil force. Along the way, players will equip weapons and spellbooks, as well as learn new abilities to reach previously-inaccessible areas. The game will include both normal and hardcore difficulty modes, as well as leaderboards that track stats such as quickest times and damage taken.
Discord Games is seeking $150,000 in funding by May 12 to make Chasm a reality. The developer is already offering playable demo to fans, which is available to download through its Kickstarter page. The game is also on Steam’s Greenlightservice, awaiting fan approval to make it to the platform.
Chasm (pronounced kaz-um) is a 2D Action-RPG Platformer currently in development for Windows, Mac, & Linux. Taking equal inspiration from hack ‘n slash dungeon crawlers (procedurally generated dungeons, loot drops, etc) and Metroidvania-style platformers, the game aims to immerse you in its 2D fantasy world full of exciting treasure, deadly enemies, and abundant secrets.
Discord Games are creating an authentic retro experience similar to the games you remember. Chasm was heavily influenced by games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid and Diablo. If these games are your style, then this is the game you have been waiting for!
In Chasm, players take up the role of a soldier passing through a remote mining town on their journey home from a long war. The town’s miners have recently disappeared after breaching a long-forgotten temple far below the town, and reawakened an ancient slumbering evil. Now trapped in the town by supernatural forces, you’re left with no option but to explore the mines below, battle enemies and bosses, and increase your abilities in hopes of finally escaping and returning home.
PLAY THE CHASM GDC DEMO!
Linux: Coming soon!
From Linux Game News:
Chasm did very well at GDC 2013, receiving a number of great reviews from online press and media. The 2D Fantasy ARPG already has a great demo available for everyone to play, and rather inspiring actually.
These old-school style games are making an impressive come back, giving the player the chance to relive some of those earlier gaming experiences. Complete with most responsive controls, more special abilities, massive boss battles, secret items, and far more diversity.
With all the Kickstarter campaigns posted on Linux Game News, it was a true inspiration to be able to pledge a Discord Games title.
Do check out the demo and have a look at their Kickstarter page.
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