Mina the Hollower from Yacht Club Games hits the funding goal for Linux

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Continuing to pull in impressive numbers of backers, Yacht Club Games have blasted through more stretch-goals on their crowdfunding campaign for Mina the Hollower - this includes a Linux port too.

Linux (and macOS) were set as goals of $800,000 and the campaign has now hit $865,000. As for why they're down as stretch-goals, the developer said "While these may seem like obvious inclusions, a lot of additional programming, testing, and support is needed to make them happen. With your generous backing, YCG will carry on the proud tradition of supporting as many platforms as we can!". Nice to see it being hit, clearly Yacht Club and their retro styled games have a lot of fans.

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Game Features:

  • Hauntingly authentic 8-bit visuals in the style of Game Boy Color, refined for the modern era.
  • Modern touches abound: detailed animation, widescreen visuals, and rock-solid controls!
  • Leap, dodge, and burrow through the ground to battle monsters or navigate the world.
  • Lash at foes with your trusty whip, Nightstar- or choose from an arsenal of weapons, each with a totally different move set.
  • Discover and utilize a reliquary's worth of unusual Sidearms to gain the advantage in combat.
  • Collect and equip Trinkets to acquire a variety of exotic effects. Level Mina up to suit your unique playstyle.
  • Electrifying MSX-style soundtrack by chiptune virtuoso, Jake Kaufman.
  • Descend into the depths of madness with a bone-chilling, yet heartwarming tale inspired by Victorian Gothic horror.
  • Explore a huge, dark world brimming with secrets, challenging battles, and interconnected level design.

Follow it on Kickstarter and Steam.

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4 comments

M@GOid 16 Feb
I hope they keep their word. The gaming market need more trustable studios.


Last edited by M@GOid on 16 February 2022 at 1:34 pm UTC
eldaking 16 Feb
I don't much like additional platforms as stretch goals because if you use (only) that platform, backing before the goal is hit is a big risk and for most people already backing they don't particularly care. I mean, I'm happy when a platform I like is funded and included, but doesn't seem like the most effective stretch goal for crowdfunding.

On another note, the game looks pretty good. Not sure if it is a kind of gameplay that I'd enjoy but looks interesting at least.
nitro322 16 Feb
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Thanks for the heads up. Was interested in this because Shovel Knight was so damn good, but had zero interest in backing this if it wasn't going to get a Linux release. Will go ahead and back now.
Kimyrielle 16 Feb
Quoting: eldakingI don't much like additional platforms as stretch goals because if you use (only) that platform, backing before the goal is hit is a big risk and for most people already backing they don't particularly care. I mean, I'm happy when a platform I like is funded and included, but doesn't seem like the most effective stretch goal for crowdfunding.

If I remember correctly. KS allowed you to delete a pledge up and until the deadline. You can always cancel your pledge if it doesn't appear that the Linux stretch goal will be reached a day before the end of the campaign. That's not the nicest thing to do, but neither is putting platform support behind a stretch goal, so your moral mileage may vary.

Personally, making platform support a stretch goal typically puts me off the project entirely. I then adapt a "Ok, you Windows users can fund the thing and take all the risks. And if it releases and turns out to be on Linux and good enough, I can still buy it" stance.
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