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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night reaches Kickstarter funding goal in hours

bloodstained ritual of the night reaches kickstarter funding goal in hours

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has already more than #tripled the #funding goal, just mere hours after the Kickstarter campaign launched.

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The Kickstarter #campaign for Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, currently sits at an amazing
$1,507,132. What is all the hype about?

  • An exploration-focused, side-scrolling platformer featuring RPG and crafting elements.
  • Koji Igarashi, the namesake of “Igavania”-style games, is leading the project, with Michiru Yamane composing the music and Inti Creates leading the development.
  • The game will be developed for Linux, Mac, Windows PC (via Steam), along with XBOX One and Playstation 4. For the first time on Kickstarter, backers will have the option to receive actual retail discs.

[kickstarter url=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night width=”480″]

Bloodstained promises to deliver everything that Castlevania fans loved about the games, including the spirit of exploration, leveling up characters and their weapons, and crafting new weapons using loot. The game will do something that Castlevania does not: use a 2.5D visual style. This is attributed to the choice of using Unreal Engine 4 as the backbone of the game as well as to balance development time and budget.

The campaign is just tearing through the stretch goals, passing things like an upgrade to the game’s artbook to hardcover, cheatcodes, local codes and now a new boss. Not to bad at all for a campaign that only launched yesterday and with 31 days to go. We are keen to see what other stretch goals will be added to the project.

One thing we want to mention, crowdfunding supporters should note that the Kickstarter campaign is not actually looking to get funds to publish the game. IGA admits that they have already found people willing to finance the game, they just need proof the game will sell, both figuratively and literally.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a 2.5D game that is a spiritual successor to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Currently standing at $1,507,132 with 19,594 backers.

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Hazewalker to launch Kickstarter for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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Kickstarter campaign to launch on 15th October

The term #Metroidvania is thrown around a lot, possibly because it represents one of the most #popular styles of game available; you play, you learn, and you triumph over obstacles with new abilities. When you combine #action gameplay with exploration it can be a winning formula.

The latest developer to toss its hat into this particularly crowded ring is TheoryForm Games, which is planning a Kickstarter campaign for launch on 15th October; it’s announced that the project — Hazewalker — will include the Nintendo GamePad at the core of the decision, with the developer stating that’s helped to drive it towards crowdfunding mainstays Linux, Mac and Windows PC; lead designer David Pierce is quoted as saying the following in the company’s press release.

I want to bring Metroidvania games into the next generation. I want to redefine what people expect from these kinds of games. I’ve been excited by ‘second screen’ possibilities and the kinds of gameplay experiences they can open up since Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles on the Gamecube and Gameboy Advance.

Imagine being able to look at your map, thumb through your character’s journal, or see your inventory in the palm of your hands; for me, that’s really exciting. We’ve just started to scratch the surface of the really cool possibilities this brings to the table.

We are fully committed to an awesome, next-gen second screen experience, and Nintendo has been a fantastic partner to work with so far.

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Based on the information available so far it looks like there’ll be both male and female representations of Falken, the protagonist of the game. This could certainly be of interest to Castlevania fans, in particular, with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night cited as a particular source of inspiration.

Reblogged from: nintendolife

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Timespinner an awesome pixel-based 2D Metroidvania coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC

There are various ingredients required to form a successful Kickstarter campaign, primarily having a good idea. Yet it also pays to show evidence that the #game in question is not only real, but is full of potential. Timespinner from Lunar Ray Games hits that sweetspot. Its #Kickstarter campaign started with PC / Mac / Linux goals, but with funding success well beyond its $50,000 goal it’s now also coming to PS4, Vita and, most importantly for us, 3DS.

Having passed $115,000 with three days to go the 3DS version is confirmed, with the developer previously stating that the portable was added as a stretch goal due to some inspiration from the DS entries in the Castlevania series. That inspiration is clear in the screens and footage, with lovely pixel-art for what’s promised to be a top-notch 2D Metroidvania experience.

At its heart, the game is a child of the great pixelated classics of the SNES and PS1 age. From the rich story worlds of Star Ocean, the expansive gothic castle exploration in Castlevania, and the tight gameplay of Megaman X, Timespinner seeks to weave all of these elements into one amazing game.

You can check out the footage below, and it certainly looks enticing. Let us know what you think.

[kickstarter url=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lunarraygames/timespinner width=”480″]

Reblogged from: nintendolife.com

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