Super Axe Boy, a low-poly platformer that is “a love letter to platform games,” will arrive on Kickstarter on 20th October 2015, developer Matthias Falk has announced.
The game’s Kickstarter trailer boasts some simple, yet beautifully artistic visuals to go along with its gameplay that shows off Super Axe Boy’s 2D movements within a 3D world. It aims to create a concoction of classic 2D gameplay from the era of 8-bit video games and modern, fully 3D graphics seen in recent years.
“Set in a colourful low-poly world, Super Axe Boy is about the titular lumberjack Axe Boy and his friend Bebob who need to save the world from an alien invasion that is led by a sneaky alien beaver race. While on this unlikely quest, players need to double jump and dash through challenging 2D/3D stages and wield their axe to defeat enemies and create new path ways by falling trees and using them in creative ways to overcome gaps.”
Falk is looking to raise a minimum of €25,000 through Super Axe Boy’s Kickstarter campaign, with stretch goals of up to €60,000 promising achievements and a leaderboard, additional levels and more, with PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U versions coming in at €40,000, €50,000 and €60,000, respectively.
Assuming the Kickstarter is a success, Super Axe Boy is set to release sometime in June 2016 on PC, with console versions becoming a reality as more funds are raised.