Metroidvania Blasphemous introduction
Recently in the concern Kickstarter video games friends, should have been noted that a unblocked games called Blasphemous. The most incredible thing is that the game’s crowdfunding speed is really too fast: target $ 50,000, the first day of the successful completion of the task, and then the amount of the next day doubled. This is the development team did not think of their own things. The current amount of the game has reached $ 196,439. We have also been concerned about the KS on some other games, generally if not a large manufacturer or a well-known producer to launch the project, then, KS road is not easy. Even if the quality looks good game will not easily reach a goal even doubled. So, what is the charm of the game called Metroidvania Blasphemous?
Religion, pixel, soul with Metroidvania
In the Kickstarter page, the production team to Blasphemous definition is “dark, violent 2D nonlinear platform jump class game”, and the page character modeling and GIF also did show this.
The story takes place in a place called Orthodoxia, Orthodoxia is the ancient Greek “very faithful faith” means, in full compliance with the game background. The local inhabitants have an extremely fanatical belief in religion, and the places where people live are churches, even twice as many as the population. People express their loyalty to God, and fear the fear of the gods. After all this is a country ruled by theocracy. The god of the local faith is called The Twisted One, a unique omnipotent god with a human shape and extremely distorted limbs.
However, in the case of faith and desire to run out of control, in the cathedral to convey the will of God, the Pope gradually transformed into a thick but dry trees, it even broke the cathedral, destroyed all around. The other bishops tried to set fire to the towering trees. The fire was burned for 99 days, and the ashes were filled with churches, and the throne was lifted up to the hills. In the other priests attempt to approach the throne, but found himself swallowed by the ashes. Gradually, these devout believers have become terrible monsters.
Then the player will need to play “The Penitenet One” to fight the enemy of the world, if the only true God The Twisted One can be translated as “twisted”, then we are “confessor” to destroy the world of faith and God , Just as the title of the game.
From the publicity of the game we obviously can see this is a pixel style of the game. Whether it is the rendering of the environment, the description of the bloody or the protagonist and the dynamic description of the enemy, the production group can be said to be perfect. In the dark scene, you will see candles, blood and other elements of the embellishment, so that the screen looks not boring. Although the characters are pixel style, but the shape and action are very design sense. From the following few animations you can see this very clearly.
Music is currently revealed little information, in addition to the development of the film outside the KS page also released a game in the song Psalm Of Ethernal Grief’s audition. Can be found in order to match the game with the dark, religious, bloody related topics, the production group chose a large compilation of the orchestra and chorus, etc. for the soundtrack, desolate and divine sense coexist, very good. The known composer was the old friend of Carlos Viola who had worked with the development team in The Last Doo r. If you have played The Last Door or have heard the music inside, you will understand that this man is particularly classical, good at piano and string preparation to create the atmosphere, so Blasphemous music by him to do is really appropriate.
As for the gameplay, Twitter was said that the game looks like a dark soul and the combination of the devil City, I really can not think of this more appropriate description. Darkness, churches and other elements itself and the devil city series overlap is very large, coupled with the pixel style and Metroidvania play, I can not help but think of playing the moon dance that time. However, from the publicity and video can be clearly seen in the game part of the terrain design is very dangerous, and some enemy players can not use the face of Zabing mentality to deal with. This kind of carefully close to the enemy, moving back and forth to keep the distance, looking for the opportunity to attack this “back” feeling, especially the soul of the game flavor. It is foreseeable that, in terms of the story and the game point of view, this is not a very easy to work, but it will be very interesting.
Making the story of the group
The Game Kitchen, a small independent game production team in Spain, is dedicated to developing interesting, content-depth games.
In a brief conversation with the production team that they think decryption game may not be recognized by the market, so ready to try another type of game to make, in ensuring the quality of the game under the premise of the game as much as possible to meet the public Taste. In fact, The Game Kitchen from the beginning has been in the state of lack of money. In the make their own works at the same time as much as possible to make money, I think this is the desire of each independent game developers. So Blasphemous came to the front. Metroidvania, difficult soul, delicate pixel style, intentions and profound set of fusion together. In the end the final market performance how we can not be too early conclusion, but from the Twitter players feedback and KS on the current progress of view, their choice is right.
Production team in the KS released a number of all the target, such as 60,000 US dollars to unlock the Boss Rush mode, 80,000 US dollars to unlock the nightmare difficulty, these have been reached. Production team is expected to be officially listed in November next year, very worth the wait.
Metroidvania’s “second spring”
Friends who are concerned with the indienova website may find that there are many independent games of the Metroidvania type that appear in the player’s field of view. Such as the recently released Hollow Knight and Dead Cells, not yet listed Ghost Song, Timespinner, The Crown Stones: Mirrah and Eagle Island and so on. Can be said that in the case of different characteristics of these works seemingly very high quality, and the players for such games are generally more acceptable.
If you want to find the originator of this type of game, from the type name can be seen. Metroidvania is a combination of Metroid and Castlevania, and the “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night” will be the type of charm to the extreme, so that players recognize the charm of Metroidvania.
Perhaps out of love for this type of game, many developers themselves have also put the camp. And some related unblocked games have been released, such as Ori and the Blind Forest, Unepic and other works market performance is very good, maybe these factors together led to now Metroidvania’s “second spring” feeling. For those who like this type of player, this is really a good time.Tags: interesting game