Feast your eyes on sci-fi platformer-RPG Wanderer

Lo-fi Firefly

When it comes to pixel art, there is good stuff and there is bad stuff. Recently launched on Kickstarter, Wanderer falls easily into the former category. I just love the look of the pixelated characters on the more painterly backgrounds. On paper it doesn’t sound like it should work, but it does.

Of course, there’s more to Wanderer than just its look, and the rest looks intriguing as well. It has a role-playing game-style battle system with platforming elements incorporated into the exploration. That dog jump-dash move in the trailer, right? All of this is set in a science fiction universe that brings the cult classic television series Firefly to mind.

Wanderer is currently seeking approval on Steam Greenlight, and is about 10 percent to its base funding goal of $70,000 on Kickstarter.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.