Chained Echoes

Last month, German-based game developer Matthias Linda launched a Kickstarter project for his SNES style RPG Chained Echoes. The good news is, it has been a success - earning enough funding for a Switch version to be developed alongside other versions. There'll even be regular and limited edition physical copies available to purchase.

Chained Echoes Box Art

Here's the good news from the developer himself:

Chained Echoes has been successfully funded with 130.409€ on Kickstarter and an additional 32.813€ on PayPal for a combined total of 163.222€! We are thrilled that we hit so many great stretch goals along the way, which now enables us to offer Chained Echoes on 2 additional platforms, as physical copies and currently in 3 additional languages.

This has only been made possible thanks to all of your amazing support and help with spreading the word throughout the campaign. We genuinely appreciate everything. Thank you all so much!

If you missed our original post, the game is inspired by fantasy titles of the '90s and takes place in a 16-bit world where dragons are common as piloted mechanical suits. You take control of a group of heroes who must restore peace to a continent where war has been waged for generations.

The game combines the simplicity of retro titles with modern design principles to offer a fast-paced adventure. Players can expect around 20-25 hours of play time, no random encounters (as enemies are visible within the game world), tons of items to be looted, stolen or crafted, a complex skill and equipment system, the ability to customise your own airship and music inspired by the PSX era.

The game is currently scheduled to be released in September 2021. For more information about this Kickstarter, take a look at the official page.

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