Hyper Light Drifter
"Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with unknown dangers and lost technologies. Inspired by nightmares and dreams alike."
This game has been massively successful in its funding. People are drawn to the way it looks and fall in love immediately. Hyper Light Drifter is an RPG which has grown in scale and scope. The Art style is reminiscent of the 8 and 16 bit era classics and has been in development for quite a while. As the funding grew, so did the ambitions of Heart Machine, the developers, and the release envelope has been pushing ever forward.
There may be some of you who grow weary of the fashion among indies for retro design, however this game could not be made in any other way. It looks gorgeous and the world that is being created is dark, mysterious and compelling. As Alex Preston puts it:
"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."
Preston also draws inspiration on animation style from Miyazaki films and the updates show an absolute obsession for detail with all the concept art and sketches he has produced. Hyper Light Drifter will be coming to PC, Linux, Mac, PS4, Vita, Wii U, and OUYA, although release date, as yet, is unconfirmed although the game is in summer early Beta access for backers of the appropriate tiers.