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Hollow Knight the insect super-hero is now on Kickstarter for Linux, Mac and Window PC


A #challenging, beautiful and mysterious 2D #adventure through a surreal world of insects and heroes. Hollow Knight is a game for Linux, Mac and Windows PC about a #platforming insect in a little cape.

Hollow Knight is a challenging, beautiful action adventure game set in the vast, inter-connected underground kingdom of Hallownest. A 2D action game with an emphasis on skill and exploration, Hollow Knight has you fighting a fearsome host of deadly creatures, avoiding intricate traps and solving ancient mysteries as you make your own way through fungal wastes, forests of bone, and ruined underground cities.

The atmosphere is eerie and sometimes unnerving, but there is a good-hearted core of humour and levity in there too, especially when conversing with all of the weird and wonderful NPCs you’ll find along the way. Hollow Knight has beautiful traditional art, fluid and responsive action, challenging but fair gameplay, and an incredible, bizarre insect world begging to be explored and conquered. Step into the depths of Hallownest and experience Hollow Knight for yourself! ”


  • A beautiful, eerie world of insects and heroes.
  • Traditional 2D animation brings creatures and characters to life.
  • Challenging gameplay that can be difficult but always fair.
  • Fluid and responsive action allows you to flow through combat like water.
  • A collection of challenging “feats” the most skilled players can strive for.
  • Find powerful new abilities and spells on your adventure to grow stronger and open new paths.
  • Speak with a weird, intriguing cast of characters.
  • Explore a vast, connected underground world.
  • Scour the world for hidden secrets – powerful artifacts, piles of riches, and surprising encounters.
  • Go Dream Diving! Venture into the minds of friends and enemies and discover the strange worlds that await within.
  • Head to town to seek advice, purchase new items, and chat with quirky townsfolk.
  • Hidden areas full of the toughest challenges and battles, for expert players.
  • Ancient mysteries hidden about the world waiting to be solved by the most observant  investigators.

Hollow Knight is an action adventure, so you’ll be spending your time freely exploring the vast, dense underground world of Hallownest, avoiding hazards and fighting rabid creatures. Once you’ve entered the depths, the route you take to your goals is up to you.  The ultimate goal and how to achieve it are initially a mystery but as you keep exploring you will find the keys to solving it. Detours will often lead to hidden treasures and new equipment. If you take the time to explore you will be rewarded.

Here’s the Hollow Knight using the world’s Stagways transport:

The Team Cherry team initially formed around game jams and a love for Zelda 2, but this is their first big release. Currently on Kickstarter, looking for $35,000 Australian and Steam Greenlight if you like the sound of it. Hollow Knight is currently due for release late spring/early summer 2015.


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