Every now and then an indie game comes along and grabs you by the face – “look at me,” it screams, “I’m magnificent and weird.” Done right, pixel art styles rendered with modern tech just look incredible in motion, and a new Kickstarter game called Blasphemous is among the most striking I’ve ever seen.
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It’s 2D Dark Souls with Metroidvania levels, lavished with enough gore to make Doomguy wince. The Kickstarter went live yesterday and it’s already smashed its $50,000 goal.
“Blasphemous is an action-platformer that combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core, delivered through exploration of a huge universe comprised of non-linear levels,” says the official blurb. “Immerse yourself in a dark fantasy nightmare that has been constructed pixel by pixel by our committed artists.”
The excellent trailer really sells it too, showing brutal platforming, hordes of enemies, a deliberate combat system, and a giant baby doing the old rippy rippy. Have a watch above.