Glory Hunters – Kickstarter for Game Boy

Glory Hunters – Kickstarter for Game Boy

Mexican indie game developer César Arminio with his design studio 2think (creator of Pato Box) and software house Bitmap Soft are teaming up to bring you Glory Hunters, a new physical release for the Game Boy with their Kickstarter campaign.

Glory Hunters is an all-new action-adventure RPG for the original Game Boy with a unique and original twist: you progress through the game by obtaining achievements.

Key Features

  • A unique experience in the action-adventure RPG genre. The only game where you progress by obtaining achievements!
  • A giant map (aiming to be the biggest one in a Game Boy game) for you to explore freely.
  • Nonlinear gameplay.
  • Over a thousand achievements.
  • An epic story in a world full of lore.
  • Many eccentric characters that will aid you during your quest.
  • 20 hours + of gameplay and high replay value.
  • Physical cartridges will feature battery-less saving! No more lost saves or soldering irons.
  • Digital rewards will include a .pocket file for the Analogue Pocket alongside a Steam Key to play it on your computer (PC only).

THE GAME

A massive object is about to strike Earth and you hear the call: Rise hunter.

Knights and warriors around the world make journeys from their homeland to the ancient gods’ vessels seeking for their blessing in an hour of need. These courageous heroes are called Glory Hunters.

Fire has lit the sky announcing the last days of the world. Is up to you to find one of the four gods’ vessels to save the land of Glorianta.

Glory Hunters is an all-new action-adventure RPG for the original Game Boy with a unique and original twist: you progress by obtaining achievements that grants glory points.

Glory points are the main currency and they are mainly used to open your path in this world. You will be able to find many glorious deeds that award them by gathering materials, aid the townsfolk in various quests or diving into dungeons and caves to defeat different kinds of mobs!

Players can choose freely where to go and discover different zones with unique minigames, enemies and funny characters!

You can also upgrade your health, buy more items or hire people to help you on this quest. You are free to spend glory points to create your very own and unique personal experience!

Bitmap Soft will publish Glory Hunters in Game Boy Cartridge format compatible with the original Game Boy DMG, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. Physical rewards at the kickstarter will come directly from them. The standard version and the collector’s edition will be offered during the kickstarter.

Glory awaits everywhere

Discover and hunt various achievements. You can be a pacifist and focus on gathering, puzzle-solving and questing or choose the fighter way, by traversing caves and dungeons to defeat the evil that lurks within their walls. You will find that almost every action can grant you glory!

A world full of life

Venture into an open world full of possibilities and meet many characters across the land! You choose where to go and which one of the four gods you want to awaken. Lose yourself in a game full of lore and many secrets! Maybe you’ll encounter secrets and events that others may never find on their first adventure!

An adventure that will last forever

Once you finish the game by awakening one of the gods, you can start over and choose to seek a different one. Choose your own adventure: Revisit your favorite characters, towns, and events, or attempt to open a new way to discover a whole new experience on your next journey. If you are one of the real hardcore players, maybe you will be one of the few ones to awaken all four gods in a single run!

A nostalgic trip

Delve in a game that has the same glorious retro graphics and sounds used over 30 years ago. You can dust off your old handheld consoles (GameBoy DMG, GameBoy Pocket, GameBoy Color, GameBoy Light, Super GameBoy, GameBoy Advance) and relive that 90’s experience from your childhood. Alternatively you can join the hunt by adding the game’s files to modern emulation devices (Anbernic, Retroid Pocket, GPD, Powkiddy, Raspberry Pi) or even play it on the Analogue Pocket!

About the Kickstarter Campaign:

The campaign was launched on April 10th this year (2022).

The rewards are available as digital versions of the game (regular and deluxe including files to run on any Game Boy emulator, the Analogue Pocket and a Steam code) and physical Game Boy cartridges (standard and collector’s edition, the latter being limited to 200 which will include an art book and OST cd alongside other goodies).

All physical rewards include worldwide shipping. There are special offers for early backers and limited add-ons within the campaign, one of them being adding custom dialogue to special NPCs.

Our goal is to reach $800,000 MXN (Other currencies est. £28,571; 38,150 USD; 34,115 €) but stretch goals will include additional content and making the game in full color.

Check out the Kickstarter here:

Play the DEMO here:

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The Commodore 64 is back! But not as you know it…

The Commodore 64 is back! But not as you know it…

Commodore fans and lovers of retro computing in general, thanks to My Retro Computer, the brand could well be back – at least in name. Because in this particular Kickstarter, you are pledging for what is variations of a modern PC within a C64 style case plus the added kudos of the officially licensed Commodore name. Or just the case to put a modern ITX style board or Raspberry Pi into – take your pick. And with 28 days to go (at time of writing) it is already fully funded almost 4 times over.

Pledges include the following levels:

Commodore 64x Barebones

Case with integrated USB mechanical (cherry mx) keyboard with double shot keycaps. Case has space for an mini-ITX motherboard but also supports the Raspberry Computer Module 4 I/O board. Various coloured cases will be available.

Commodore 64x Extreme

The above but fitted with a passively cooled Intel Celeron J6412 (4 cores, 4 threads), 4GB DDR4 RAM (expandable to 8GB), a 250GB NVMe hard drive and an integrated 2.5” SATA hard drive docking station.

Commodore 64x Ultimate

The above but fitted with an Intel Core i5, Nvidia GTX 1650 Graphics, 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable to 64GB), Wi-Fi, a 500GB NVMe hard drive and an integrated 2.5” SATA hard drive docking station.

So if you want a modern PC with the feel of your old Commodore, this might be for you. And if you think that £330 is a little too pricy for an entry level PC, remember it is in the form factor of a rather cool looking C64, that’s gotta be worth the extra money, right?

Check out the Kickstarter page here:

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