The Kickstarter campaign for Curse of the Sea Rats has officially ended. As you might recall, it achieved its original goal of €15,000 in just nine hours. So how did it wrap up? It absolutely smashed this target in the end by 1600% - reaching all of its stretch goals. Thanks to the support of almost 6,000 backers, it has been able to secure €242,395 of funding (which roughly equates to $275,000).
This hand-drawn Metroidvania featuring 4-player local co-op (and starring heroes transformed into rats) will now be released on multiple platforms - including the Nintendo Switch - in the first half of 2021. It includes five playable characters, special abilities to upgrade, 12 hours of gameplay for the main quest, and also features a survival mode, new game plus mode, and hardcore solo mode.
Below is a bit of additional information about the game from the PR, and above is the trailer.
Packing all of the best features from the metroidvania genre, Curse of the Sea Rats features beautiful 2D animation and 3D environments, combined with unique real-time combat mechanics.
Explore the island, battle diabolic creatures, and fight brutal bosses commanded by the evil pirate Flora Burn. Forge your own path to freedom in a non-linear quest through the vast and mysterious coast of Ireland in 1777.
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