By Jeff Neuenschwander / May 14th, 2014
Heart Forth, Alicia can add the Wii U to its long list of platforms. The crowdfunded project is already a success, raising nearly three-and-a-half times its initial funding goal.
Heart Forth, Alicia is being developed by a small team led by Alonso Martin. Martin took inspiration from games like Super Metroid, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, the Zelda series, and Xenogears to create what has so far amounted to a beautiful throwback to the 16-bit era. The game was initially slated for release on Windows but has since added support for Mac OS and Linux, as well as the PS4, PS Vita, and Wii U through stretch goals. A possible 3DS port is the lone console stretch goal remaining. In addition, Martin was able to bring in Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae into the fold.
The campaign has raised nearly $210,000 (USD) through Kickstarter and PayPal, with about 30 hours left before the Kickstarter campaign closes. There are still two stretch goals left to go, including the aforementioned 3DS stretch goal ($245,000). The lesser-priced stretch goal ($220,000) is a remix album of the original soundtrack. We expect that one to be hit before time is up.
You can check out Heart Forth, Alicia on its Kickstarter page. Also, be sure to tune in to the team’s Twitch channel tomorrow at 2 PM EDT for their Livestream Countdown Party as they count down the final hours of the campaign. The game is currently slated for a May 2015 release.
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