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Blasphemous, a dark and brutal non-linear platformer is currently on Kickstarter and it looks pretty good. It's already funded too and it's heading to Linux.

They are currently on $81,672 of their $50,000 goal, so this one is already blasting through the stretch goals like a Nightmare mode and New game+.

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It's actually the same developers who created The Last Door, which also supports Linux. Really pleasing to see them continue to support us. Linux support is very clearly noted on the campaign in a few places, so we're good to go on this one.

About the game

QuoteBlasphemous is an action-platformer that combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core, delivered through exploration of a huge universe comprised of non-linear levels.

Immerse yourself in a dark fantasy nightmare that has been constructed PIXEL BY PIXEL by our committed artists.

I must say I think it looks absolutely incredible. The animations and the graphical style is pretty insane. The trailer kept my interest the entire way through, especially that massive boss that stood up and ripped the head off the station — wow. Few Kickstarters manage to have such an amazing pitch, these guys have it nailed down.

Features

  • Awesome pixel art, featuring very large sprites with smooth animations, entirely created using traditional pixel by pixel, frame by frame techniques.
  • Explore a huge, doomed land, a universe that feels open, delivered through a non-sequential level design that puts you in control of where to go next.
  • An insane focus on pleasant combat, meticulously crafted so every push of a button delivers a rush of dopamine directly to your brain.
  • Blasphemous’ levels tell a story that is challenging to decipher, but very rewarding to those who dare to put all its pieces together.
  • Deep progression system with equipable and consumable items: Find your personal combat style by equipping rosary beads, crown thorns, or carrying around relicæ that boost your combat abilities.
  • An original game soundtrack by award-winning composer Carlos Viola.

Find their Kickstarter here.

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razing32 25 May, 2017
Love the art style.
The Last Door was a good point and click but dear god did it need more pixels.
Hope the control is as smooth as in the trailer and I also hope it doesn't get delayed for Linux.
Keyrock 25 May, 2017
While I'm generally tired of the pixel art trend, I will admit the pixel art shown here is superb. Good luck to them.
Arehandoro 25 May, 2017
This is probably one of the best pixel art I have ever seen, the music is closely to the same level and the gameplay looks catchy too. A shame I would probably shit my underwear playing it hahaha!
Cybolic 25 May, 2017
Wow, that looks insanely pretty! Reminds me of Shadow of the Beast mixed with Castlevania (and a bit of Slain) and the fluid movement of Prince of Persia. I may just have to back this one!
Power-Metal-Games 25 May, 2017
Amazing looking! I really love this.
In 80s, this would shake the world. Really looks like some huge 80s hit.


Last edited by Power-Metal-Games on 25 May 2017 at 6:55 pm UTC
Luke_Nukem 25 May, 2017
God damn! (pun intended)

Okay, I'm backing this, hell yes! This is the sort of game I'm tempted to build another arcade cab for.
rafebelmont 25 May, 2017
Seriously thinking about backing this even though I am covered in debts...
razing32 26 May, 2017
Quoting: Luke_NukemGod damn! (pun intended)

Okay, I'm backing this, hell yes! This is the sort of game I'm tempted to build another arcade cab for.

You have an arcade cab ??
Luke_Nukem 26 May, 2017
Quoting: razing32
Quoting: Luke_NukemGod damn! (pun intended)

Okay, I'm backing this, hell yes! This is the sort of game I'm tempted to build another arcade cab for.

You have an arcade cab ??

I build them :)


razing32 27 May, 2017
Quoting: Luke_Nukem
Quoting: razing32
Quoting: Luke_NukemGod damn! (pun intended)

Okay, I'm backing this, hell yes! This is the sort of game I'm tempted to build another arcade cab for.

You have an arcade cab ??

I build them :)


wow , that's impressive.

What hardware do you have under the hood ?
I'm guessing these are not the original boards but emulators , right ?
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