Many promising and interesting projects have been made possible only because of Kickstarter. The crowdfunding startup has help give shape to games such as Shovel Knight, Mighty No. 9, Yooka-Laylee, and many more. While it has become a popular spot for displaced industry veterans to raise money to create their dream games, it's also a place where many up and coming developers have gotten their start. Enter Ghost Police, a retro shooter that aims to introduce a simple, yet innovative, twist into the typical formula of old school shooter games.
The central idea of Ghost Police is rather unconventional: it's a shooter where you don't actually shoot anything. Rather, you draw over the screen to rip tears in space to destroy your enemies. The look of the game evokes memories of both the NES and the Game Boy, obviously playing upon gamers' nostalgia of retro gaming. Ghost Police is already going to release for Windows regardless, but this Kickstarter is aiming to amass additional funds for extra features and additions. The primary goal of this Kickstarter is so the developers can enlist the help of Jake Kaufman – known for his excellent work on the Shovel Knight soundtrack – for this game's own soundtrack. Additionally, the developer has put a 3DS port as the final stretch goal. Here's the pitch:
If you'd like to contribute to the Kickstarter, you can find it here.
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