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Submitted by Gekko 903d ago | news

Kickstarted: "Largest RPG ever made" Pier Solar meets his $230K, Being Developed For Wii U And Ouya

Watermelon Corp. have taken to calling Pier Solar and the Great Architects, their retro-inspired role-playing game and the subject of a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, "the biggest 16-bit RPG ever made." It sounds like hyperbole, but it's really a technical assessment: the game was first developed for the Sega Genesis a few years ago, using a custom, 64-megabit cartridge that dwarfed the traditional 12-Mb size.

The game -- about a young botanist on a quest to find the rare herbs to cure his father's mysterious illness -- fared well enough on the Genesis to prompt Pier Solar HD, a remake for Xbox Live Arcade, PC, Mac, Linux, and the Sega Dreamcast. Watermelon's Kickstarter promised a rich overhaul of the entire game with touched up sprites and HD backgrounds, made available on a wide range of platforms. The original pitched asked for $139,000 to cover development and licensing costs, beta testing, and production. (Ouya, Pier Solar HD, Wii U)

wiiulee  +   903d ago
ok sounds good bring on the games.
Griffin4871  +   903d ago
Whoa. You have my attention.
Kamikaze  +   903d ago
nice
Rockefellow  +   903d ago
I would have pledged $100 for a PS3 or Vita release. Every Kickstarter that's remotely interesting that includes Sony platforms gets that amount, and I wish more people would realize that Kickstarter is a potentially viable source for their "indie" or unfunded games.
ninjahunter  +   903d ago
idk man, morrowind was pretty big.

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