Metroidvania meets Gradius sounds like the sort of thing you could only wish for, chin leant your your interlocked fingers, elbows on the windowsill looking out into a rainy day. But by crikey, that's what Gamesbymo are up to with A.N.N.E. A 2D pixel art hybrid of ship-flying shoot-em-up and physics puzzles, and on-foot platforming that promises Metroid-like progression. Wants.
All that is accompanied by some really beautiful music from Miyamo, which you can see and hear below.
There's an inevitable Kickstarter, looking for $70k that I'm now wishing I had to put in there - although he's already over a tenth of the way there in just a couple of days. Here's the pitch video:
Want want want.