Emily is another one of those Metroidvania games that is vying to get equal footing via funding on Kickstarter, but the small Florida-based studio at Pixel Worm is approaching the genre with something a tad different.
Featured above, you can view their Kickstarter pitch, the beginning of which is a gorgeous hand-drawn cinematic that is exemplary of the team’s dedication to the entire game sporting a completely hand drawn look.
Here are some of the key features for Emily:
- Engaging 2D combat: Blast through an onslaught of diverse enemies while exploring huge labyrinthine levels
- Upgradable abilities: Discover new weapons that will help Emily progress and overcome larger-than-life boss battles
- Open exploration: Freely explore an interconnected post-apocalyptic world full of dark secrets, alternate quests, and memorable characters, all “Metroidvania” style
- Compelling storyline: Unravel the mysteries of EMILY as she fights to save her father and defeat the corrupt shadow-government infecting the planet
- Hand-drawn animation: EMILY features beautiful, hand-crafted animation and gorgeously rendered artwork by professional illustrators and animators with decades of experience in the entertainment industry
- Integrated controller support: Enjoy EMILY with your preferred play-style, including support for both brand-leader controllers and natural keyboard controls
- PC/Steam support: EMILY is planned to debut on Steam as well as DRM-free digital distribution websites before potentially arriving on alternate platforms
Pixel Worm is trying to get $60,000 dollars to make their game a reality. Right now they’re sitting at roughly $5,500 dollars, and they have about 18 days to go.