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Ready for another beautiful and engaging looking metroidvania? Loved Hollow Knight? You should keep an eye on Nara: Facing Fire that's live on Kickstarter. A game I briefly covered last month, the developer plans to offer full Native Linux support.

It's directly inspired by Hollow Knight, Ori and Celeste with challenging bosses and a focus on the fluid and responsive movement mechanics. Those are some big names to live up to but the early footage in the trailer (that's a work in progress) definitely looks the part. The Kickstarter has a €90,000 goal and 29 days to hit it with over €11,000 pledged already.

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The developers mention you will be exploring a vast open world full of secrets, lots of different characters to meet and plenty of creatures to befriend or fight. It's non-linear too and it sounds like there's multiple endings to it too. Since there's a big focus on the combat, they said their main goal was "for the player to have complete control over Nara's actions at all times while handcrafting the animation transitions to be as smooth as possible" with there being no special acceleration added to the character and abilities have a short "windup time", so you get smooth movement and combat that gives you "the ability to truly express their skill and mechanics which allows for very clean and epic looking speedruns".

All looks and sounds pretty good. I'm honestly surprised it's not funded already.

Follow along on the Steam page and fund it on Kickstarter.

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Looks cool.

" special acceleration added to the character..."

Anyone able to explain this to me?

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Pengling Aug 4, 2022
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Quoting: no_information_here" special acceleration added to the character..."

Anyone able to explain this to me?
I'm not sure, but my best guess is that they're not doing something akin to Super Mario Bros., where it takes a brief time to reach full-speed when running.
emphy Aug 5, 2022
QuoteAll looks and sounds pretty good. I'm honestly surprised it's not funded already.

It's an unproven indie team on a platform that is littered with disappointments. On top of that, the minimum reward tier that includes the game doesn't reflect that risk. I'm not surprised people could be a bit hesitant.

Last edited by emphy on 5 August 2022 at 4:17 am UTC
StoneColdSpider Aug 5, 2022
The news image on the front page with the Wyvern that looks like its going down a snowy mountain just reminded me of that scene from Intrusion 2 slidng down the snowy mountain while shooting wyvern style robotic monsters........ damn i really need to play that again now......
Pit Aug 5, 2022
QuoteOur goal is to release the game on Steam ...

One can get a physical disk that will be stand-alone, but only in the $85 tier. That's for sure too much for me.
At least it rises hope that it might show up elsewhere later. So I'll wait for that.
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