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Hyper Light Drifter
Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Sep 13, 2013 @ 2:47pm
Hyper Light Drifter is a 2D Action RPG in the vein of the best 8-bit and 16-bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.

Visions for this game have been fluttering in my skull for ages; something dark and fantastic, with giant forests to navigate, huge floating structures to explore, deep crumbling ruins to loot, massive throngs of enemies to rend, and behemoths both flesh and mechanical to overcome. I want it all to be as beautiful as possible, forging color with the dark and eerie wastes and intimidating landscapes. It plays like the best parts of A Link to the Past and Diablo, evolved: lightning fast combat, more mobility, an array of tactical options, more numerous and intelligent enemies, and a larger world with a twisted past to do it all in.

- Rip through enemies with responsive, fun combat; engaging and brutal. Upgrade weapons, discover new equipment and trek deeper than ever.

- Traverse a dark, detailed and interconnected world with alternate paths and secret loot. Miyazaki films have taught me that beautiful animation and design add life to a world. From characters to background elements, everything is lovingly crafted while I hum show-tunes and squint suspiciously at the flickering pixels until they perform as intended.

- A challenge - The game is accessible and easy to pick up, but difficult to master and complete; enemies and hazards become more vicious and numerous, so players must use clever tactics to avoid death. (Some yell hurtful phrases at players simply to bring tears to the cereal bowl below.)
Popular Discussions View All (5)
Sep 17, 2013 @ 11:27am
Switch to a proper Greenlight page
Dec 26, 2013 @ 1:16pm
Looks awesome!
Sep 20, 2013 @ 12:14am
It will have xbox 360 controller support :)
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Ziggsrpg Apr 14 @ 2:24pm 
I saw the game at Pax this past weekend and it looks amazing! Would love to chat about a review copy if you are open to YouTube promotion.
enryoki Mar 23 @ 3:00pm 
I'd like to work work with you as sound designer / composer.
I write deep and solid electronic/ambient/experimental music.
I love chiptunes and pixel arts.
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Lesbillionaire Mar 23 @ 11:55am 
the world needs this!
puffballinthedark Mar 18 @ 7:28pm 
this is a masterpiece
Comrade Mar 8 @ 7:44pm 
Art looks awesome, music sounds awesome, concept sounds amazing.
FreestyleGamingArtist Mar 7 @ 6:53am 
I want thissssss. Looks amazing. Hope trading cards and achievements will be included!
senaya Feb 18 @ 7:50pm 
those cutscenes <3
Yasson Feb 13 @ 3:21am 
Looks awesome! Love the art and the level design!
kiesu Jan 7 @ 1:37pm 
Loving the the artstyle!
Dr.Sawbones Dec 31, 2013 @ 3:31pm 
very interesting