A worthy video-game crowdfunding campaign: Indivisible
is a 2D action RPG with a playable prototype for Win/Mac/Linux and PS4 (check out the Indiegogo page for links to the prototypes). The game design is really unique: there's Super Metroid
-like platforming elements, but combat is handled in a real-time system that's very similar to Valkyrie Profile
(possibly my favorite RPG of all time). They've signed up Secret of Mana
composer Hiroki Kikuta to do the music.
The combat is designed to be more skill-based than level/gear-based; each of your characters corresponds to one controller button, and attacking and defending with each character involves pressing the associated button at the right time. I encourage you to get the prototype and try it out, it's a bit hard to describe if you've not played Valkyrie Profile
The game's background is inspired by Southeast Asian mythology. They also have a lot of really interesting and diverse character designs, with a female lead, a dude whose turban unwraps into a ridiculously long sword, and a ballerina born without arms. You can see all the currently-revealed characters at:http://labzerogames.com/indiv-incarnations/
This is the same team that made the successful indie fighting-game Skullgirls
, and the lead engineer of the game engine is an old friend of mine (Mike Z). They're using the same engine and most of the same engineering / art / design talent that they've already used successfully for a couple years for Skullgirls, so I have fewer concerns than I usually would about the team's ability to deliver a finished product within budget.
They're asking for $1.5M in a fixed-funding campaign; if they get it, their publisher will put forward an additional $2M for the rest of the cost of the game. Please support their campaign, because I think it'd be awesome if this game got made :)
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