Just as the mainstream game industry goes through phases of releasing several games of a particular theme, many Kickstarter projects are created that use genres that are fondly remembered. At the present time, 8 or 16 bit RPG’s inspired by the Earthbound series are making the rounds, and Knights and Bikes by developers Foam Sword is looking for funding to become the next retro styled action RPG. Although the team is newly established, it is comprised of several developers with several years experience from games such as LittleBigPlanet and Ratchet and Clank.
Taking place on a fictional island by the name of Penfurzy, Knights and Bikes tells the story of Nessa and Demelza, two young adventurers who are seeking to discover the truth about their homeland, whilst at the same time searching for the heroes inside themselves and the island’s inhabitants who have mysteriously vanished, or been possessed by an unknown presence. Along the way, they are supported by Captain Honkers, Demelza’s pet goose, and a severed magical head which is named The Pickled Knight. Every time they rescue a villager, their abilities increase, and they can upgrade their bikes to reach new areas and perform new attacks.
If Knights and Bikes sounds like your cup of tea, you can visit the official Kickstarter page and donate some money to help fund it’s development. If you want to see the pitch, be sure to check out the video below.
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