The Cryamore Kickstarter opened up a few hours ago and it's already made over $20K. The dev team roster reads like an all-star cast of indie developers who subscribe to classic game design principals, including Skullgirls animators Mariel Cartwright and Rob "Robaato" Porter. If you like 2D art, then you've probably already got your wallet out.
The game looks gorgeous, but that's not all it has going for it. The plan is for Cryamore to play like Legend of Zelda/Secret of Mana on steroids, with 81 different elemental attacks/abilities, multiple melee weapons, and "comedic tones and a thriving in-game clock system like Brave Fencer Musashi." As someone who thinks about the "action figure collection" music in Brave Fencer Musashi at least once a week, I wholeheartedly approve.
Speaking of action figures, Cryamore backers rewards include not one but two ridiculously well-crafted statuettes of the game's main characters. If the Kickstarter is over-funded, it may get full voice acting, new weapons, new areas to explore, and a lot more. Seeing all this stuff is giving me the "Nintendo 64 kid" feeling that I rarely get from the videogame industry anymore. Expectations are high, but I'm confident the team at NostalgiCO can meet them.
|10:00 PM on 04.07.2013|
Cryamore demo is live, composer covers Katamari
Double Cryamore news, everybody! First off is the GDC demo's release to the public. I haven't had a chance to test it out myself (it looks like it will take around 7 hours to download), but it's free, so I can't be too ...more
|5:15 PM on 02.26.2013|
Funded: Cryamore has plans for Wii U, Xbox 360, and PS3
In an ideal world, all Kickstarter games would find a specific audience and fully meet their needs. I'll settle for the occasional project that has a solid pitch, looks promising based on what's shown and who is involved, and...more
|9:30 PM on 05.23.2013|
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace journeys to PS3, Vita this winter
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace is making the journey west this winter for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. An enhanced version of Ragnarok Odyssey, which released exclusively for Vita last year, the game includes new features, ...more
|5:00 PM on 05.23.2013|
Review: Might & Magic Heroes VI: Shades of Darkness
I like the Heroes of Might & Magic series, but it has never been perfect. It's a very niche set of games that aren't quite role-playing titles or full-fledged strategy games. They are almost their own weird hybrid ge...more
|3:45 PM on 05.23.2013|
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot gets 'Archer' gameplay vid
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, Ubisoft Montréal's upcoming free-to-play title, has been something I've been looking forward ever since being introduced to the PC game by a considerably witty half-naked knight. A...more