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I like everything I've seen about Hyper Light Drifter


7:30 PM on 09.12.2013



Enough Kickstarter links come in that, on average, it probably takes a good 15 seconds for me to scan a pitch and know if it's something I want to share. In the case of Hyper Light Drifter, my reaction was instantaneous -- I'm a fan of pixel art, and its style does not disappoint. Knowing that Samurai Gunn's Beau Blyth and Disasterpeace are a part of the project inspires confidence, but it's this explanation by lead designer Alex Preston that has me most on board:

"Visions for this game have been fluttering in my skull for ages; something dark and fantastic, with giant forests to navigate, huge floating structures to explore, deep crumbling ruins to loot, massive throngs of enemies to rend, and behemoths both flesh and mechanical to overcome. I want it all to be as beautiful as possible, forging color with the dark and eerie wastes and intimidating landscapes. It plays like the best parts of A Link to the Past and Diablo, evolved: lightning fast combat, more mobility, an array of tactical options, more numerous and intelligent enemies, and a larger world with a twisted past to do it all in."

For the time being, Hyper Light Drifter is looking at a mid-2014 launch with, yes, a Steam version if at all possible. Preston says he'd "love to expand to other platforms" as well. The base funding goal is $27,000, but there are a few notable stretch goals: hiring an animator ($64,000), a full soundtrack ($75,000), and a cooperative campaign ($100,000).

Hyper Light Drifter [Kickstarter]








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1:00 PM on 04.16.2014
Hyper Light Drifter probably won't be out until early 2015

Heart Machine pushed back its wildly anticipated Hyper Light Drifter from the previous June 2014 release to the end of 2014. Heart Machine's Alex Preston, talking to Jonathan Holmes at PAX, explained that, while they're stil...more



12:00 PM on 04.11.2014
Hyper Light Drifter's co-op mode will have you dying over and over

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5:45 PM on 03.18.2014
Hyper Light Drifter is gorgeous and punishing

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5:00 PM on 03.14.2014
Here's some info on how Hyper Light Drifter is going to play

Hyper Light Drifter was one of the rare successful Kickstarters from 2013 that wasn't a reboot or a known developer looking for funds. Its eye-catching art style was a big draw and little by little we're getting more info ab...more



2:00 PM on 02.03.2014
Bittersweet: Hyper Light Drifter pushed back

The team behind Hyper Light Drifter has set a new release schedule and, yep, you know what's coming: this is yet another Kickstarter project that's grown large enough in scope to necessitate a delay. Backers will get to ...more



7:00 PM on 11.02.2013
Hyper Light Drifter combat video looks and sounds so good

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2:00 AM on 10.11.2013
Hyper Light Drifter coming to the Wii U too

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12:30 PM on 09.18.2013
Hyper Light Drifter also headed to PS4 and PS Vita

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