The Adventures Of Dash: 2D Platformer Dares To Dream
Normally, we avoid reporting on Kickstarter campaigns since the high volume of projects far exceeds the man-hours needed to cover them all, but The Adventures of Dash grabbed our collective attention, largely because it is currently under development at Robotoki, the independent studio working on the highly anticipated Human Element.
Whereas that game takes place in a gritty universe set 35 years after the zombie apocalypse, The Adventures of Dash is a more light-hearted effort starring a young 10-year-old boy with a habit of falling asleep at any given moment. When that happens, he leaves the current world and enters a dream that contains a vastly different art style, from a black and white environment with a heavy Japanese influence to a color-loaded forest with a dual axe-wielding hero, to name two.
Based on the description, it will take $400,000 to bring the game to PC, Mac, Linux, Ouya, consoles, iOS and Android. Thus far, Robotoki has raised a little over $1,600 with 29 days to go. Meanwhile, rewards for backing this project look interesting, particularly the NES cartridge-inspired vinyl figurine and the Collectors Edition that comes with 8-bit and 16-bit era box designs with authentic game paks.
Have a look and let us know what you think. The game launches November 2013.