Good news – I guess – for third person and platformer fans as both Son of Nor and A Hat in Time have managed to hit their Kickstarter funding goals. Son of Nor managed to hit its funding goal at the last minute, while A Hat in Time has hit its goal in just a day. Which was to be expected as we’re talking about a really interesting platformer that targeted at only $30K.
Son of Nor is a third-person action adventure game set in a desert world where human kind is on the brink of extinction at the hands of the Sarahul; an evil race of reptilian creatures bent on the destruction of human civilisation. Players become humanity’s last hope for survival in an epic struggle to hold back the Sarahul hordes and change the destiny of the entire planet.
Son of Nor can be played in single player mode, co-operatively with up to four players online or two player split screen on one computer. Many of the obstacles and puzzles players will come across will require teamwork to solve.
A Hat in Time, on the other hand, is a 3D collect-a-thon platformer in the spirit of the beloved Nintendo and Rare games from the Nintendo 64 era. Think Banjo-Kazooie, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario 64 all in one.
A Hat in Time will be available on Windows and Mac. The team also aims for getting a Steam release. Additionally, it has plans on releasing console versions if everything goes to plan. However, at this point the team is not able to promise anything.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."