Okay, I’m a bit ashamed for not following this Kickstarter campaign, and that’s because Project Giana looks like an amazing platform game. You see, PC platform is not well known for its platform games – though we’ve been getting some indie platformers here and there – and Project Giana is what a Sonic-meets-Mario-with-different-characters-and-elements game would look like. Hell, even the jump sound reminds me of Mario. Not only that, but Project Giana is not a simple, imaginary, mashup of Sonic and Mario.
As the game’s Kickstarter page suggets, Project Giana is the grandchild of The Great Giana Sisters, a Super Mario Bros clone made by the now-deceased founder of our company in the eighties.
Project Giana derives its name from our protagonist, a little girl stuck in a dream world. The “Project” part is a placeholder – the final title will be determined during the final stage of our kickstarter, and will take your feedback into account.
The game is currently planned for an October release on the PC. The Kickstarter campaign ends in three days and the team needs $13.000 to fund it.
Oh, there is also a demo that can be downloaded from its Kickstarter page, and you can view below a gameplay video from it.
Project Giana - Gameplay Video