Ironically, the Kickstarter for Hollow Knight looks solid

Alternate game title: Just an Empty Suit of Armor I Guess

I have had my eye on Hollow Knight for a few days, but had not yet pulled the trigger on highlighting it. It is a pretty 2D action game (though the color palette is a bit muted for my taste) starring some sort of insect-person and it has been on Kickstarter for a little over a week now. The response so far has been pretty positive, earning the Kickstarter Staff Pick honor and making almost one-third of its total funding goal of $35,000 AUD (about $30,000 USD).

The combat and platforming both look tight, and the underground Hallownest seems like an interesting place to explore. Riding on the back of a horned beetle-horse is something I do not believe I have done in a game yet. Hollow Knight is tentatively scheduled for release by June 2015, and is currently seeking approval on Steam Greenlight.

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.