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Action RPG Hyper Light Drifter now available on Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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#HeartMachine have finally #released their 2D action #adventure RPG, Hyper Light Drifter for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. This came after three years of development following a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2013. Now available on Steam with a 10% discount.

Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16­bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.

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, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease.

Hyper Light Drifter an action-RPG title with a deep focus on exploration and combat. Players take on the role of an unnamed Drifter who must raid dungeons, collect loot, and try to survive in the unforgiving landscape.

  • From each character to subtle background elements, everything is lovingly hand-animated.
  • Easy to pick up, difficult to master; enemies are vicious and numerous, hazards will easily crush your frail body, and friendly faces remain rare.
  • Upgrade weapons, learn new skills, discover equipment and traverse a dark, detailed world with branching paths and secrets abound.

Heart Machine have not been shy about sharing influences. The Legend of Zelda, Diablo, and more modern Phantasy Star Online have been an influence on the gameplay aesthetic. This is a skill based game that focuses more on player timing, reflexes and quick thinking. While everything you would expect from an RPG game is present, character growth and stat boosts, the game is about skill at heart. Making for some very distinct gameplay.

Hyper Light Drifter has been released on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC with a 10% discount until April 7th.

System Requirements:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04/Steam OS
  • Processor: 1.2 ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 mb video memory
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

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Hyper Light Drifter action adventure RPG announces release date for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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Hyper Light Drifter is an #action #adventure RPG for Linux, Mac and Windows PC, created in the vein of the best 16­bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale. Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood.

Developers #HeartMachine are rather excited about about the announcement of the upcoming release on March 31st:

It’s been an incredible adventure leading up to launch. I deeply appreciate everyone who has backed us, had faith in us, had patience through this process. You have all been wonderfully supportive and kind.

We’ve put together an experience we are deeply proud of, pouring ourselves into it entirely, and we hope you love it.

Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Our Drifter is haunted by an insatiable illness, travelling further into the lands of Buried Time, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease.

Features:

  • From each character to subtle background elements, everything is lovingly hand-animated.
  • Easy to pick up, difficult to master; enemies are vicious and numerous, hazards will easily crush your frail body, and friendly faces remain rare.
  • Upgrade weapons, learn new skills, discover equipment and traverse a dark, detailed world with branching paths and secrets abound.

Hyper Light Drifter will officially launch on Steam and GOG on March 31st, for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

System Requirements:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04/Steam OS
  • Processor: 1.2 ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 mb video memory
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Hyper Light Drifter coming to Wii U, Linux, Ouya, PC, and Mac

Hyper Light Drifter, a new indie project that has triggered a fever of interest on Kickstarter, will now be ported to Nintendo’s Wii-U after its development team reached new heights on the crowdfunding platform.

The project, in development at California development team Heart Machine, initially sought $27,000 on Kickstarter but has now surpassed $550,000.

Extra money will help fund Hyper Light Drifter’s expansion to numerous platforms, from PC to Mac, Linux, PS4, Vita, Ouya and Wii U. At the time of writing, the Kickstarter project will still be accepting additional funds for 2 hours until the investment window closes.

Hyper Light Drifter is at times reminiscent of the dungeon designs of 2D Zeldas, as well as the acclaimed iOS title Sword & Sworcery. For some fans, the game stands out through its vivid art style, with ambitious pixel art designs brought to life with a bright and bold colour palette.

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Hyper Light Drifter on Kickstarter from Heart Machine

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.

Hyper Light Drifter on Kickstarter from Heart Machine
  • 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.)
Hyper Light Drifter on Kickstarter from Heart Machine

Core Mechanics

  • Primary weapon – Composed of phase shifted Hard Light (also known as Solid Light), your sword acts as the primary means of offense; it’s quick, brutal, and can slash through most anything. Best of all it never runs low on energy.
  • Sprite Companion – An indispensable personalized drone, the Sprite manages your inventory virtually, maintains your shields, seeks out hidden paths and lights the way in the darkest of times. Functionality may be expanded with new modules.
  • Secondary items – You’ll come across a variety of advanced weaponry, items and gear throughout your travels; Light Rail Pistols, Heavy Rifles, various hi-power explosives and enemy-aware Seeker Drones. All of these are powered by limited batteries, found scattered throughout the world.
  • Defense System – A rechargeable Hard Light Diamond shield which offers total protection from attacks for a short burst of time. If timed correctly projectiles can be reflected back at enemies for extra damage. Can be upgraded to extend duration.
  • Dash Module – Multi-use gear that enables a triple speed dash; can be used to evade attacks, cut across gaps and chasms, break through certain blocks and rubble and even stun enemies.

On $180,000 Goal:

There are so many great artists, illustrators, writers, wonderfully creative people that I’m surrounded by and I want them in on this! I plan to commission small pieces of art to flesh out the world; they can create new character that live in this world, write new lore, and punch out some rad art, all within the limitations of the history and style of this world. All work will be collected in the Companion Art Book and their pieces featured on our site once they start producing!

Notes on PS4 + Vita support

REVISION! I’d like for everyone to be able to get the version they want. If you have already contributed at the $10 tier, simply pledge an additional $5 and I’ll compose a survey after the campaign is over to determine which version you would like a key for. Cross-buy is undetermined for right now. If you have already contributed at $15 or more, you will be given the choice of PC, Linux, Mac, PS4 or Vita. That’s as simple as I can make it for now!

  • 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!

Check out Hyper Light Drifter on Kickstarter

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