Posts Tagged ‘Spud’s Quest’

Will We Escape With The Escapists?

By Jim Rossignol on October 29th, 2013.


Where do you go once you’ve successful Kickstarted a Dizzy-like 16-bit era platformer? Well, if you re the creator of Spud’s Quest, you create a top-down prison break game called The Escapists, and you Kickstart that, too. The developer explains that he believes the prison-break theme hasn’t been sufficiently explored by videogames: “Surely a game that encapsulates the tension and thrills of meticulously planning and executing a perfect prison escape would be fun, no? Well I think so, that’s why I’m asking for your help to make The Escapists.”

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Rather Chipper: Spud’s Quest Released

By Jim Rossignol on September 16th, 2013.


You might recall that a Dizzy remake completely failed to kick off with a Kickstarter, but in another, quieter corner of crowd-funding Spud’s Quest did get funded. The game – which is now complete and available to purchase – takes its inspiration from the likes of Dizzy, and is a side-scrolling questing platformer like they used to make in the olden times, in the dark times, before the internet.

Trailer below, for you to get dizzy over.
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Hot Chip: Spud’s Quest Gets A Demo

By Jim Rossignol on November 16th, 2012.

Hi.
One of the more delightful current retro Kickstarter’s is Spud’s Quest, which is asking for a mere £5000 in the effort by the one-man dev team to create a retro platformer that “draws it’s inspiration from retro classics like the Dizzy series, The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid.” With just under two weeks left on the clock, there’s now a demo available. This contains “the whole of the Earth Temple, which is the first temple/dungeon in the game.”

I’ve posted the Kickstarter pitch video below for good measure.
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