Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Rite from the Stars will come to Wii U if Kickstarter succeeds

Promotional image for A Rite from the Stars. The title is seen on the left, while main character Kirm is on the right. Behind him, stone statues and structures can be seen, as well as an erupting volcano.

Indie developer Risin' Goat have announced their game A Rite from the Stars will come to the Wii U if its Kickstarter campaign succeeds. The Madrid-based studio is seeking $40,000, and they have already raised over $3,000 dollars since the campaign was launched a mere two days ago.

A Rite from the Stars is a point-and-click adventure game which features cartoon-style graphics, which is not seen very often in other games of the genre. Many have praised the aesthetics as a refreshing departure from the realistic and gritty visuals of other similar games.

Players will take control of Kirm, a mute boy from the Makoa Tribe, as they guide him through the exotic and dangerous environment of "The Mystical Island of Kaikala." Kirm will solve puzzles as he progresses through the adventure, and the developers have promised there will be no pixel hunts or pointless walking, which are two issues that have held back other point-and-click games.

Here are a few excerpts from the official Kickstarter:

You play as Kirm, a mute boy from the Makoa Tribe. Although every Makoa child must overcome a rite of passage to leave their childhood behind, Kirm's one will be harder. Because he has been chosen by the Stars. In order to become not only a man, but a legend among his peers, he will have to master three paths.

These three paths are Wisdom, Courage and Spirit. Every one features a special mechanic and poses different kinds of challenges.

Wisdom is, of course, about the mind. Kirm will have to think sharp to go through an Ancient Temple full of traps. In this path, Kirm will be able to pick up items and carry them within each temple room. However, there is no inventory, so he will only be able to carry one at a time.

The Kickstarter page goes on to say that each path can be completed in any order, and a Final Trial will await the player after the three paths are completed. If would like to read more about the game and make a pledge, you can do so via this link to Kickstarter.

Risin' Goat has put together a pitch video which introduces the development team and shows some gameplay footage. For those of you who are interested, you can watch it after the break.

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