N.U.T.Z 2D Action Platformer Live on Kickstarter for Windows, Linux and Mac. Which is abbreviation for “Never Underestimate The Zardans” is a non-linear platform game. Also incorporating elements of a shooting platformer. All inspired by the classics, Megaman and Metroid. Their Kickstarter is live, which also includes a playable Demo (Windows). Which is playable via Wine, hence Unity 3D. The crowdfund campaign has a $38,000 CAD goal.
Linux and Mac Support:
“We currently have a working version of the game for Windows platforms. But we also have plans to have playable versions for other operating systems, such as Linux and Mac OS.”
N.U.T.Z Kickstarter Trailer (Linux, Mac, Windows)
So the player controls a single character on screen. He can also carry a variety of different weapons, freely aim and attack in a 360 radius. Currently supporting both mouse-keyboard and gamepad-controller setups. The game will feature collectible upgrades for weapons and armor. Also located throughout the world of Zarda.
They will enhance the characters abilities and enable them to access areas in previous levels. Since they could not before, now unlocking new skills.
The final game will present non-linear level progression. After completing some of the starting stages. The player will have the freedom of choice to choose where you want to go. Also similar to the overworld style in games like Shovel knight.
While each character has a unique set of abilities. These differentiate their playstyle from each other. Saya the Fox is a very melee and is speed oriented. While Sil the Squirrel is more focused on range combat and heavy weapons.
Planned Features (upon successful crowdfunding):
- New game +, where a new challenge awaits you
- Boss Rush mode
- In game vehicles to take control of.
- Fully voiced characters and dialogue.
- Co-op and verses multiplayer (local and internet)
- Ports to consoles like the Nintendo Switch
- Localizations to different languages
“Back in 2016 what started off as a dream became reality. We started working on what would become known as N.U.T.Z. In October of 2017 N.U.T.Z. was released to the public in a pre-alpha demo state and has received much interest. Many agree that there is great potential and we intend to not disappoint them. We are taking feedback seriously and working with community involvement to make this game the best it can be.”
“We’ve still got much to do so this is what you can expect from us. There will be extra playable characters with unique abilities in the future, ready to take on 13 new stages and epic bosses. You’ll upgrade your arsenal with armor and weapon parts hidden in the levels. Players will then take all of their upgrades, skill and wit to the final battle, in a direct counter attack against the Saurian Empire, and free the planet.” – Alexander Melchiorre, Owner and Lead Developer
The 2D Action Platformer on Kickstarter
So the N.U.T.Z crowdfund campaign is live Kickstarter. Which supports Windows initially, followed by Linux and Mac. The project will also conclude on Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:01 AM EDT. Since developer Pandemonium Interactive plans to launch the 2D action platformer on Steam and DRM-Free in 2018 post-crowdfunding.