Oct 7th, 2013

Hyper Light Drifter, an indie 2D Action RPG, has recently added a Wii U stretch goal to its Kickstarter campaign.

The game has caught the attention of many people in the gaming world since blowing past its initial goal of $27,000 a few weeks ago. The Kickstarter currently sits at a little over $478,000, with four days remaining to hit the Wii U stretch goal of $550,00.

The developers of Hyper Light Drifter say the game is inspired by classic 8-bit and 16-bit games, but coupled with modernized controls and designs.  The game’s bright pixelated art style immediately catches your eye upon seeing it in action. As far as gameplay, it seems to take a lot from dungeon crawling and exploration games, like Diablo and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

What do you guys think of this pixelated indie game? Is it something you’d be interested in playing if it comes to Wii U?


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  • Link

    To be honest I’m getting tired of kickstarters…

    • Petri

      Me too. Especially ones that have insane stretch goals.
      From 27k initial to 550k to support Wii U?

      But I never were interested about kickstarters, because I compare it to investing, and honestly, taking part on them would not feel right.
      I know you’re supposed to think of it as “charity” or purchasing their product.
      But I cant bring myself to think like that.

      • jiggs

        not a single kickstarter has been fully realized yet, so it’s basically impossible to “get tired of them.” as far as anyone knows, they could end up being the best thing to happen to the gaming industry.

        without getting too deep and overstating the obvious:

        1. they allow the publisher to project demand and minimize financial risk (by setting goals for expanded content and release on multiple platforms, including wii u).
        2. in most cases, they aim to include the gaming community throughout the development process.
        3. generally, the contributor ends up with a copy of the game, which is an automatic return on investment.

        we’ll see how these projects pan out, but i am looking forward to playing these games, and hope that this has a positive effect on game development.

        • I wouldn’t say not a single Kickstarter has been realized yet. Perhaps one with Wii U stretch goals, sure. But there have been several successful gaming Kickstarter projects already, including FTL, Shadowrun Returns, and Castle Story.

          • Guest

            And don’t forget Shovel Knight 🙂

          • Mario

            Don’t forget Mighty No. 9!

          • Pikachief

            I think she may be talking about games that came out and were good. A kickstarter being funded makes it successful for the person who created the kickstarter, but only if its good is it successful for those who put money into it.

          • Mario

            I know what you mean!

        • AAAkabob

          Comedy Button podcast was funded through Kickstart and is almost 100 podcasts in. So I’d like to suggest it’s been fully realized

          • jiggs

            to clarify: i was referring to the recent batch of kickstarters for games that are destined for wii u.

            my point is that kickstarter is a positive movement, and should be embraced by the gaming community.

      • Pikachief

        It’s not charity, it IS investing. There’s some developers who I know can pay for the game itself but are unsure of its interest. This way they can set up a kickstarter and if they can get enough people to invest money into their idea to create a game without losing money on it, then they’ll create the game.

        Double Fine, for example, doesn’t need charity.

        • Petri

          Its a donation, until you fork enough money to get the product, then its a “investment” on a “pre-order” for a game that might not come.

  • gtosheex

    this game looks awesome – and kind of like like sword an sworcery

  • FredMirotic

    Looks pretty good, a game that I can get lost it, it story, I have no idea so I’m a little more intrigued to stay updated with this game, the graphics are lovable when combined with that art-style, and the combat, well more could be done, I doubt that’s the final stages of it’s development anyway.

  • Entropyguy

    I’m just glad it’s not another platformer. 🙂

  • Madmagican

    Interesting; the art style kinda reminds me of Westerado

  • Carlos Coronado

    I hope it gets to the Wii U but is Im being onest it seem that is not happening