Thursday, 3 April 2014

Kickstarting Thursday with Super Adventure Mega Quest!



Super Adventure Mega Quest is, as developer Soler Pictures Inc. put it, "The first game to have perfect platform controls on the touch screen.". Now, that is quite a big statement, considering there are so many platformers on the mobile games market that have made their own control system, but, believe me, these controls look great! Anyways, the concept of Super Adventure Mega Quest is that it combines styles and graphics from every era into one cool mishmash of juicy platforming fun!

The story is that there's a world living in harmony until a dark being shows up and starts to de pixelate everything into a lower resolution. The inhabitants of the world start to go crazy and riot, but then Leonardo shows up, and vows to bring the pixels back! Pretty interesting story, don't 'cha think? Anyways, now it's time to talk about the big thing in this game: the controls.


There's no control pad on the screen obstructing your view of the game. The controls are easy as pie. You press on the left side of the screen to change directions, and you press on the right side of the screen to jump and double jump. That's it! Simple, but you'll need to master them to win the harder levels! Then there's the collectibles: Hearts power up the resolution of the game, coins give you lives and points and garlic gives you fire breath, and you defeat enemies by jumping on them!

However, the most interesting thing about this game is that you need to be in a specific resolution to find the item or door that you're looking for, so it also adds a huge puzzle aspect to the game as well! You might think that this was just some bog standard platformer, but it's really something much better and deeper! Also, as well as the graphics changing whenever you grab a heart, the soundtrack also changes! There are 4 soundtracks for every level, so you've got the perfect excuse to grab those hearts!


Super Adventure Mega Quest is 20% funded at the time of writing, and still has 20 days to reach it's $20,000 CAD target! You can bag the game for only $10 CAD plus access to the exclusive developers blog, a thank you on their twitter account and your name in the credits, but if you're willing to splash the cash, you can spend $8,000 CAD and become the executive producer of the game, you will be honored at the wrap party, you will be on the programmer's team for a day, you're likeness will be in the game, your banner or ad will be placed in the game, you'll be able to design an enemy, you'll be able to design a secret item, you'll get signed art from the development process, a plush doll or T-Shirt, a copy of the game, the soundtrack, a PDF of retro graphics, a Twitter shout out and your name in many places in the credits!

Make sure to back this game at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/solerpictures/super-adventure-mega-quest-0?ref=home_spotlight

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