120°
Submitted by Gekko 818d 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  +   818d ago
ok sounds good bring on the games.
Griffin4871  +   818d ago
Whoa. You have my attention.
Kamikaze  +   818d ago
nice
Rockefellow  +   817d 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  +   817d ago
idk man, morrowind was pretty big.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Say Goodbye to Maxis Emeryville, EA Shut Them Down

10m ago - Maxis Emeryville is being shut down by EA. Here's why you should have expected that all along. | PC
20°

GDC 2015: Open-World Space Trading Game 'Drifter' Still in the Works for iOS

18m ago - TouchArcade: Colin Walsh of Celsius Game Studios stopped by the Touch Arcade GDC war room to show... | iPhone
20°

Oculus Plans to Go ‘Full Consumer’ on Next Gear VR

18m ago - VRFocus-By Oculus VR’s own admission, the Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-moun... | Android
20°

Zelda Meets Don't Starve in Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse - Cliqist

24m ago - Marcus Estrada writes: "When a game suggests it's "Zelda meets Don't Starve" folks simply have to... | PC
Ad

N4G GOTY Call for Nominations

Now - Nominate your favorite games of 2014 in our GOTY categories! | Promoted post
30°

Preview: Victor Vran - Geeks Under Grace

27m ago - Geeks Under Grace takes an early look at the PC exclusive isometric-rpg Victor Vran by Haemimont... | PC