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I am always hesistant to write about crowdfunding games, but Narita Boy [Kickstarter, Official Site] looks like something truly special. The trailer sure does look amazing.

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Linux is listed openly as a platform with a nice icon, so there should be no confusion on this one coming to Linux:

The developer has 27 days left of the campaign and they have €60,419 pledged against a goal of €120,000. They are currently trending to hit well over the goal, so let's hope funding keeps coming in.

It will feature:
- Pure handcrafted pixel sprites with rich and complex animations.
- A homage to the 80's that tastes like retro but is also new. Narita Boy reloads the creative canons to find an unique style that combines the past and the future of video games
- Classic 2D scroller action with new exotic time and dimension jump mechanics, RPG elements and amazing worlds to explore; from the streets of the 80s to the weird futuristic landscapes of another dimension.
- An awesome Soundtrack inspired by the glory days of analog synthesizers.
- The Story will put you through a journey between dimensions, neglecting the ebbs and turns of Time itself. Meet weird, unique characters and wield powerful and strange magic.
- Jump, fight, find your own way in order to progress, travel across dimensions and let yourself be amazed by the amazing retro futuristic universe of Narita Boy.
- Find items to upgrade your digital magic and your (meta)physical strength. Find vehicles to traverse greater distances and use your instincts to find well hidden secrets.
- Easy to learn, simple to play, but a real challenge to Master.

The premise of it, the visuals, the sound effects and everything looks and sounds simply amazing. I won't be funding it myself, since I don't fund Kickstarters, but I'm sure some of you will be interested in keeping an eye on this one. Article taken from
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Pit 27 Feb, 2017
Hmm, I think one can over-do the retro thing. While I do like many games of the 8bit era, all this flimemr, noise and distortion in the visuals made me stop watching the video after some 40s.
Keyrock 27 Feb, 2017
Oh good another retro sidescroller, it's not like there is a veritable deluge of these coming out every week. At least this one has some really nice looking pixel art and animations.

Last edited by Keyrock on 27 February 2017 at 12:49 pm UTC
Tchey 27 Feb, 2017
I no nothing about it, but the DA is amazing.
no_information_here 27 Feb, 2017
It has that Hyperlight Drifter vibe. I like it.

If they have solid mechanics and an interesting story, I will definitely buy it. I don't pre-buy things though...
Liam Dawe 27 Feb, 2017
Quoting: KeyrockOh good another retro sidescroller, it's not like there is a veritable deluge of these coming out every week. At least this one has some really nice looking pixel art and animations.
Yeah, we do have a fair amount of them, but this one truly looks brilliant. Most are usually "meh".
stan 27 Feb, 2017
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I can’t bear this horrible trailer with chromatic aberration, distortion, flashes and other annoying effects all the time.

The music did seem nice though but I had to stop after 30 s.

Last edited by stan on 27 February 2017 at 5:02 pm UTC
M@GOid 27 Feb, 2017
I liked the trailer, but I have got my share of burns for buying a game because of a nice trailer. Remember MegaSphere? I saw that here in GOL, it have a striking launch trailer too, bought the game and the thing is yet to be finished, with mediocre gamepad support.

Don't get me wrong, I want this game to succeed, but after the Might Nº 9 fiasco and a bunch of early access games that were never finished, I will only pay for one of these after a nice review of the 1.0 version.
Cyril 27 Feb, 2017
I very would like to back this. Pretty awesome !
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