Are you ready for another brand new Game Boy game? Just recently, we reported on Bitmap Soft's brand new puzzler In The Dark for the Game Boy, and now the company is back with Glory Hunters, an action RPG that focuses on unlocking achievements for progression. It also happens to look a lot like The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, which we're ecstatic about!
The project is live now on Kickstarter, with Bitmap Soft looking for 800,000 MX$ (roughly just under $40,000 USD) to fully fund the project. At the time of writing, about a quarter of the total goal has been funded with another 44 days to go.
The game itself focuses on 'glory points', a unique type of currency that's used to open up new paths and explore the wider world. Unlocking glory points is very much like achievements; you complete certain objectives like collecting materials, completing quests, and defeating groups of enemies.
Here are some features directly from Bitmap Soft:
- Players can freely choose where to go and discover different zones with unique minigames, enemies, and eccentric characters!
- You can also upgrade your health, buy more items, and even hire people to help you on this quest. You are free to spend glory points to create your very own experience!
- Be careful on how to spend your glory points, though; the next achievement might become harder to get.
- Attempt to save the land by awakening one of four gods and cleanse the shameful monsters that lurk in the shadows.
This might be the perfect game to add to your collection if you own - or are planning to own - the new Analogue Pocket. Alternatively, you can grab the 'cheap and dinky' Miyoo Mini if the illusive Analogue Pocket is currently beyond your reach. Of course, if you have the original Game Boy, you're all set!
- Further Reading - Analogue Pocket Review
Will you be pledging for Glory Hunters on Kickstarter? Are you glad to see new games coming to the Game Boy? Let us know!
Pre-ordered the early bird digital version for my Analogue Pocket. The Chapter I demo was excellent.
I think it's cool that people are making games for old skool consoles, but at the same time I wonder if there are enough people who will be capable of playing the game. Seeing as this is their second game, however, I think they were successful enough to go for a second project.
i would be more interested if it was for Gameboy Colour, but i know I would never play it, now if it was for 3DS/DS, I would snap it up.
FRIENSHIPS? Or FrienDships?
If you can’t even proofread your own trailers, it says a lot of the end-quality of the product.
And wow, talk about an ugly logo.
Also… Isn’t this from the same guys who did that terrible game… Pato Box?
I know I’ll be avoiding this.
$40k to fund a game boy game? Haha no.
I also don't see why it seems like "it has achievements!!!" is it's main selling point (like the second sentence in the Kickstarter description) when achievements are completely pointless if they're locked to one game with no way to show them off.
Interesting! Is anyone keeping track of these releases? I would love to know which ones are actually decent
Based on your description, it sounds like achievements are pretty pointless.
I want this game in cartridge form, but it's just too expensive.
Looks cool, was going to fund it until I saw the early bird for the digital version is 150 dollars, and 200 for regular. It wasn’t that bad for Skeler Boy and that game has ports for the nes/gb/and spectrum that they are including!
What is a MX$?
Martian Xeno Dollar?
Who cares about some stupid achievements. This is the most boring way to advertise one's game.
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