We don't tend to share too much about Kickstarter projects these days, but when we saw the pitch for Stockholm-based Hi-Bit Studios 198X we felt compelled to share it with you lovely readers. Here's a bit about it from the game bio:
198X is an arcade epic. A coming-of-age story told through multiple games and genres, worlds and characters. Experience the thrill of shooting, driving, jumping, fighting and role-playing – combined with emotional, cinematic storytelling. Welcome to the world of 198X – where a new life is just 1 credit away.
The game is set in Suburbia, just outside the City, sometime in 198X. It follows the journey of Kid, a teenager stuck between the limitations of innocent youth and the obligations of inevitable adulthood. The story unfolds when Kid discovers the local arcade – finding new worlds, and new meaning, in video games. For every visit to the arcade – every game uncovered, every move mastered, every demon defeated – Kid grows stronger. And the lines between game and reality starts to blur…
There are some obvious likenesses to classic video games in the trailer above. Let us know which games you think they most closely resemble. Do you plan to back this ambitious project?