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Set in a post-apocalyptic near future, our hero has accidentally travelled back in time from the year 1989. But Earth has changed, is polluted and not a single human is alive. Our hero must find out what happened and get back to 1989 to prevent this grim future from taking place.
8-bit Apocalypse is like if you imagine Zelda - A Link to the Past was a 2D platformer, but mixed with RPG elements too and set in an modern Open World. An actual Open World with seamless transitions from one area to another. The whole game is one big area only separated by your skills, items, and level progression. No one tells you where to go or what to do. You must figure it all out by yourself.
8-bit Apocalypse has a ton of boss fights, special items to buy and find in special side quests. An RPG levelling system, where you can upgrade your skills, like shooting or bartering - or even flying. You just need the experience to level up. This drive to get more money, buy new items and get more experience, will make your keep playing till the end.
Rasmus Sorensen, developer of 8-bit Apocalypse when asked what the plan is now: “If the game is funded on Kickstarter, and I really need the help from you guys to do that, it will have an early release the March the 31st for Kickstarter backers. It will be released two weeks later, on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux. If the game reaches it’s stretch goals, it will even be ported to Xbox Series S/X, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch too. There is no doubt in my mind this is the perfect game for the Switch and Playstation and Xbox too. It just has to happen.”
Rasmus continues I'm a retro gaming enthusiast by heart, and I love games like Shovel Knight, Super Meat Boy and Mutant Mudds. But I really do think 8-bit Apocalypse has something quite special to offer. I got some experience back in 2014 making 8BitBoy, a basic amateur platformer. But I also learned so much about making a game, making it possible to undertake a huge and ambitious project like 8-bit Apocalypse, which is so much more complex. As of now, I’m the sole developer, but will hire a programmer, composer and graphics artists for the extra help needed after the Kickstarter campaign.
Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/453474200/8-bit-apocalypse
Youtube Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXO6NbpqtGg
Name: Rasmus Sorensen
Email: [email protected]
The short version:
8-bit Apocalypse goes on Kickstarter
The post-apocalyptic retro platformer, 8-bit Apocalypse goes live on Kickstarter today.
The game is inspired by adventure games like Zelda, Metroid and Wonder Boy. But it is also an RPG complete with experience and leveling where you can improve your skills like shooting, bartering and even flyting. Of course it also has a ton on special items and weapons to find, buy or win in boss-fights.
Rasmus Soerensen, indie developer of 8-bit Apocalypse hopes people will help fund the project on Kickstarter: “I really need your guys to help me finish it. I need to buy the time and resources to make it an better game that is already is. I also need to hire the right people to help me achieve this. You guys have the power to help me make this happen.”
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