Discord Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Chasm, a 16-bit metroid-like platformer. The team aims to raise $150K in the next 26 days and contrary to other Kickstarters, this one has a demo of the game for you to try. The demo is available for Windows, Linux and Mac, and can be found on the Kickstarter page of it.
According to the team, Chasm is a 2D Action-RPG Platformer currently in development for Windows, Mac, & Linux. Taking equal inspiration from hack ‘n slash dungeon crawlers (procedurally generated dungeons, loot drops, etc) and Metroidvania-style platformers, the game aims to immerse you in its 2D fantasy world full of exciting treasure, deadly enemies, and abundant secrets.
In Chasm, players take up the role of a soldier passing through a remote mining town on their journey home from a long war. The town’s miners have recently disappeared after breaching a long-forgotten temple far below the town, and reawakened an ancient slumbering evil. Now trapped in the town by supernatural forces, you’re left with no option but to explore the mines below, battle enemies and bosses, and increase your abilities in hopes of finally escaping and returning home.
It definitely looks and sounds interesting, so go ahead and give it a go!
Chasm GDC 2013 Trailer