Rex Rocket Could Come To Wii U And 3DS If Funding Targets Are Met
Posted by Damien McFerran
Retro-styled action platformer currently being Kickstarted
Another week, another Kickstarter campaign for a title which might be coming to Nintendo platforms. Thankfully, Rex Rocket is well worth keeping an eye on.
The game is a 2D platformer which needs $6,000 of funding to get made — and it's already bagged over $2,500 of that total with 27 days remaining. Developer Rob Maher has dropped us a line to tell us that if the game receives sufficient funding, it will be coming to the Wii U and 3DS.
January 2014 is the expected launch date. In case you're not excited enough already, here's the description taken from the game's Kickstarter page:
Inspired by the retro glory days of 8-bit games, Rex Rocket is a traditional 2D platformer brought into the 21st century. Paying tribute to classic NES games like Mario, Mega Man, and Metroid, old-school gamers will find Rex Rocket a breath of fresh air, stirring warm and fuzzy feelings of nostalgia. Rob and Tyler, two passionate indie game devs, have a mission to keep the world of retro games alive. Rex Rocket features one-of-a-kind handmade pixel art, over 100 handcrafted levels connected in an expansive starship filled with a wide variety of puzzles, enemies, hazards and bosses. To top it off, we have an an original, kick-ass chiptunes soundtrack by Saskrotch. Creating this universe and the memorable characters in this game has been a true labor of love.
Will you be chucking a few coins in the direction of this campaign?