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  Little Nemo and the Nightmare Fiends goes live on Kickstarter: classic comics character returns to gaming
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Game recreates the famous comic strip by Winsor McCay

Pie for Breakfast Studios, an award-winning game studio blending play with the arts, and independent studio PxlPlz have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their game Little Nemo and the Nightmare Fiends, seeking a funding goal of $70,000. The campaign offers rewards such as access to a community Discord server, copies of the game, digital and physical art books, soundtracks, posters, and other items. Higher tier rewards will include hand-painted animation cels, opportunities to beta-test the game, having your likeness put in the game, or working with the developers to add characters.

Little Nemo is inspired by Winsor McCay’s landmark 1905 comic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland. Fans of non-linear platform games such as Shantae and Demon’s Crest, or retro action games like Little Samson will find a lot to love in Little Nemo!

About the game:

Little Nemo and the Nightmare Fiends, as in the 1905 comic strip, follows the adventures of a 7-year-old boy in the world of his dreams. Little Nemo and the Nightmare Fiends finds Nemo and his friends fighting off the invasion of the Nightmare Fiends, who threaten the existence of Slumberland itself!

Players control Nemo and his 3 friends: the magic-wielding Princess of Slumberland, the mischievous clown Flip, and the agile royal guard Peony, an original character created for this game. Each character has different abilities that help them navigate the dangers in Slumberland. The game offers a system that lets players switch between characters quickly, allowing them to use different characters’ abilities in tandem for powerful combinations – perfect for exploration and speedrunning!

Featuring hand-drawn, keyframed artwork and animation, Little Nemo and the Nightmare Fiends combines the exquisite art and wild dreams of the original comic with reimagined characters and new adventures. The game is currently in early prototype form and is tentatively slated to release in 2022.

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