There are various ingredients required to form a successful Kickstarter campaign, primarily having a good idea. Yet it also pays to show evidence that the game in question is not only real, but is full of potential. Timespinner from Lunar Ray Games hits that sweetspot. Its Kickstarter campaign started with PC / Mac / Linux goals, but with funding success well beyond its $50,000 goal it's now also coming to PS4, Vita and, most importantly for us, 3DS.
Having passed $115,000 with three days to go the 3DS version is confirmed, with the developer previously stating that the portable was added as a stretch goal due to some inspiration from the DS entries in the Castlevania series. That inspiration is clear in the screens and footage, with lovely pixel-art for what's promised to be a top-notch 2D Metroidvania experience.
At its heart, the game is a child of the great pixelated classics of the SNES and PS1 age. From the rich story worlds of Star Ocean, the expansive gothic castle exploration in Castlevania, and the tight gameplay of Megaman X, Timespinner seeks to weave all of these elements into one amazing game.
You can check out the footage below, and it certainly looks enticing. Let us know what you think.
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