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ReVeN Meets Kickstarter Goal coming to Windows, Linux and Mac February 2016

2D platformer ReVeN will go into production as the initial Kickstarter goal for the crowd-funded project has been met.

#VariaGames will continue working on the project, with a version of the game expected for Nintendo #WiiU as well as Windows, #Linux and Mac in February 2016. The group are also planning on broadcasting monthly updates live on Twitch TV, with beta keys expected within the next few months, and a public demo later on in the year.

ReVeN is set on the planet XR-Kere in the 28th century future, focusing on the mysterious Nexum Station that’s suddenly vanished after powering down, drawing inspiration from classics like Super Metroid and Castlevania in design.

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ReVeN's Kickstarter is Funded with New Gameplay Features Expected

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We recently reported on the Kickstarter campaign for ReVeN,a 2D #shooter/ #platformer inspired by classics like #Metroid and aiming for a release on PC, Mac and Linux,  and Wii U. With its alien landscapes and gargantuan bosses it seems like the ideal choice for anyone waiting on Samus to return, and as of today it has been successfully funded.

Varia Games would like to extend their thanks for all your support:

First off, we would like to thank everyone who has supported us on KickStarter, shared our links with friends, and those of you who have written articles of our game, ReVeN. Words cannot express how thankful we are for all of the support.

This is an update for you all, letting you know that because of all the great support, ReVeN is now FUNDED on KickStarter! In just 12 days! Wow! We are ecstatic to be in this position and cannot wait to bring our fans further updates as the game continues in development!

It will be coming to the Wii U eShop on release alongside PC, Mac and Linux platforms, but there’s still plenty of time left for interested readers to contribute and add more features. At the time of writing, an ‘early bird’ deal will guarantee you a digital copy for $10, and a few interesting stretch goals are definitely within reach.

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For Wii U owners, a goal of $100,000 will probably stand out among the rest, as reaching that target will result in an improved version of ReVeN, fully optimised for the GamePad.
Further stretch goals will improve graphics, sound and port the game to Sony platforms, but they’re substantially higher than an optimistically achievable $100,000. If this looks like a title you’d pick up on Wii U then you can check out the campaign for full details, which at the time of writing still has 17 days to go.  There is also talk about a new gameplay video coming very soon that explains other very unique systems/story-line that massively differentiates ReVeN from it’s Metroid influence.

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ReVeN Kickstarter Campaign Launches For Varia Games

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A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched by Texas-based #indie #developer Varia Games for a 2D shooter/platformer called ReVeN. The title, which draws inspiration from classic games such as Metroid and Mega Man, coming to PC, Mac, Linux, and possibly Wii U — if its $18,000 target is met.

ReVeN is set in the 28th century on the ‘beautiful and atmospheric’ planet XR-Keres. Players control SyRek, the last surviving autonomous android, who was adopted from a drone espionage program. As SyRek, you’ll need to explore the many worlds of XR-Keres in order to uncover secrets and unravel mysteries, all the while trying to survive against the terrors lurking beneath the planet’s picturesque surface.

ReVeN Kickstarter campaign launches

Fortunately, SyRek has the ability to adapt to any combat situation using an Energy Divergence Module (EDM) – a gameplay mechanic influenced by RPGs such as Crysis and Deus Ex.

From the developer:

The EDM allows the player to divert energy in real time to any of the four parts of SyRek’s body (Weapons, Shielding, Mobility, and Sensors) taking power cores from one system and shifting them into another to overcome obstacles and defeat enemies. Want a more powerful weapon? Take energy from your movement speed and increase your damage!

At the time of writing, the campaign has achieved just under $8,500 of its $18,000 goal with 28 days still to go. Stretch goals have already been implemented and should they be reached ReVeN could also be making its way to the PS4 and PS Vita – however, the stretch goal for the Sony systems are quite high at $200,000.

It’s worth mentioning that the Wii U version will be a basic port (presumably from the PC version) if only the main target is met. In order for ReVeN to fully utilize the Wii U’s features and GamePad, the campaign needs to reach its $100,000 stretch goal, where Varia Games will then take on an extra programmer to help develop a version specifically for the Wii U.

For more details, check out the Kickstarter page for ReVeN

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