Aug 25th, 2014

Developer RagTag Studio has announced that its upcoming action-adventure game will have a stretch goal of a Wii U release for the game if it gets enough funding. Kickstarters are always met with some amount of skepticism in the past, thanks to some developers putting their Wii U stretch goal at an impossibly high number, or after Xbox and PlayStation goals. Thankfully RagTag Studio seem to be approaching their Kickstarter much more level-headed, as the Wii U stretch goal activates at just $65k, which is just over half of the initial goal.

The update that announced stretch goals for the campaign also detailed a few more aside from the Wii U version, including the ability to hire another person to help make the game. Three further goals are listed on the update page as being top secret, all the way up to the 90k level. If you’re unfamiliar with Rays the Dead and RagTag Studio, be sure to watch the Kickstarter pitch above, as well as this E3 2013 trailer.

As you can see, Ray’s the Dead is an action-adventure game putting you in the shoes of Ray LaMorte, a recently arisen zombie who must seek revenge for his own death. The developers are describing the game’s action as similar to Pikmin and Overlord, which lets you control a wide variety of minions, with the adventure aspects of The Legend of Zelda and story-telling elements similar to Stubbs the Zombie. If this looks like something you’d love to play on Wii U, consider helping the development team meet their Wii U stretch goal.

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  • BIG Franky

    no link for the kickstarter?

    • Whoops, got too excited! It’s been added. Thanks, Franky.

  • thedeciderU

    i’m liking the soundtrack – kind of like an ’80s cartoon

  • perpetualentropy

    omb ashley this game looks freakin awsome maniac mansion meets ghostbusters meets zombies ate my neighbors kind of yayyyyyy

    • sharlo galmo

      Manica Mansion old old old school game……:D:D

  • Jake Russo

    You’ve previously mentioned Hive Jump and they have a kickstarter up now that’s struggling a bit. They’re shooting for Wii U at initial campaign success too. Also cool is their answer to whether the Wii U version will have any special features: “Yes. The Wii U version will be more than just a port. It will have special features leveraging the unique aspects of the platform. We will reveal more at a later date”

  • steveb944

    This looks awesome! It’s going pretty quick. As always I’ll wait for the stretch goal to hit and then support as I may forget to cancel in time if it doesn’t make it to the U.

    Another title I’m waiting on to reach the Wii U is Aegis Defenders.

  • Petri

    I don’t call x2 a modest.
    Though this might reach it.

  • Timothy Mercier

    The art style looks amazing! Love the over the top visuals!

  • Kyle Herbol

    Looks fun. I just wish the main character Ray didn’t look so plants vs zombies generic

  • Divaitiie!

    Look like zombie game.

  • Chris Cobb

    Thanks for the kind words everyone! This is Chris Cobb, one of the Devs on Ray’s the Dead. We are really excited at the possibility of bringing Ray’s the Dead to the WiiU. It really feels like it belongs there, partially due to its Pikmin like control scheme.

    We also have some really fun ideas to take advantage of the second screen that we are anxious to get to work on. We just need some extra funding so we can hire one more team member so we can commit to this. Please help us out!

    Thanks so much!

  • brian

    Looks neat, actually. I just hope that when they hit their Wii U stretch goal, they’ll stick to the promise (and not sell out to Sony, like other Kickstarter projects).

  • Lorrell

    The Tall Man!