With a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter that's now finished, Vernal Edge from Hello Penguin is now officially on the way to Linux. Their Kickstarter ended late last week, with 1,602 backers pledging around $64,899.
Vernal Edge is a Stylish Action Game with Metroidvania elements where you fly out into the sky to find new places to explore and monsters to beat up. You juggle enemies, explore mysterious islands on your airship, and fight ruthless bosses, all with a combat system inspired by deep technical actions games like Devil May Cry.
Since they hit 129% of their goal a few extra features funded as part of stretch-goals will be added in like a turbo-speed mode, additional difficulty modes and thanks to feedback they're also going to be adding in more accessibility like a proper map.
The combat is what has me most excited about Vernal Edge. While it has some quite lush pixel art and animations, the juggle-style combat is what sounds fun. You break through enemy defences, then smash them up into the air and do some deadly combo attacks and it looks like a riot.
For an extended overview of just the combat see the below video:
Their current plan is to release across Steam and other stores sometime in "late 2022" across "Windows, Mac and Linux". You can see the finished Kickstarter here, it's also been added to our growing list of crowdfunded Linux games. Like we do for hundreds of others, we will keep you updated on major progress.