Kickstarter to Bring 'Hardest Platformer Ever' to Wii U eShop

by Pedro Hernandez - May 22, 2012, 7:20 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1564776348/the..., Kickstarter

Folks who donate to Pwnee Studios' Cloudberry Kingdom Kickstarter will be in line to get a copy of the game when it comes to Wii U.

If you donate to New York-based developer Pwnee Studios' Kickstarter for Cloudberry Kingdom, you could get the chance to shore up the acquisition of your first Wii U game.

Cloudberry Kingdom is a 2D side-scrolling platformer in which levels are randomly generated and the difficulty is altered by an AI that measures your performance in the game and generate new levels accordingly. The game will have a bevy of features, including an arcade mode, leaderboards, a custom level builder, and different characters with unique abilities.

The Kickstarter page features artwork that gives an idea of what the final game may be like. As for proposed platforms, Pwnee Studios is aiming for a release on the Wii U and Steam as a downloadable title. When the page was originally created, it mentioned that supporters of the project would receive a copy of the game via Steam; Nintendo has since given them permission to also give away the game on Wii U once it is completed.

The official statement from Pwnee Studios regarding the offer is as follows:

"At the time we created the page, we only had permission from Steam to give away copies of the game. As of now, we have received permission from Nintendo to do the same thing! (Unfortunately we are unable to edit the text in the rewards explanations to reflect our change) But fear not! You can get yourself a copy of the Wii U game by donating to anything that mentions the Steam version!"

At the time of writing, Pwnee Studios had raised $14,931 out of a proposed $20,000 with only four days left to go in the campaign. The beta version of the game has been made available on Steam for those who donate to the project, as presented on a post here. The page does not mention any expected release date for any of the proposed platforms.

Talkback

CericMay 22, 2012

I actually chipped in $30 and have the Beta for this (I also bought an open box 360 controller for my PC to play it with...)

This game is quiet fun and I don't really see why they want to overhaul the art.  The beta feels like a complete game minus the campaign.

I think Neg G and Dr. Metts would really dig this game.  Its a platformer and unlike its billing it starts off being approachable but satisfying.  It has a good progress curve and isn't cheap.

I would definetaly recommend this game at an eShop/XBLA/Steam price.  I don't feel like I wasted my money on the early adopter price of $30 for the uber version.  I hope this gets funded.

Getting your name in the credits is really cheap at $60 too! Also, I was sold when I saw on the trailer that it's got co-op, and despite being the "Hardest Platformer Ever", also has an easy mode, which I will desperately need!

supergttMay 22, 2012

Been playing this game since they dropped the beta keys for backers, it has taken time from diablo 3. that's how awesome it is.

MataataMay 22, 2012

Hmm, a copy on Steam and Wii U? I smell Steamworks/cross-platform support.
pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease

CericMay 23, 2012

Quote from: Mataata

Hmm, a copy on Steam and Wii U? I smell Steamworks/cross-platform support.
pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease

It's an OR not an AND.  You can have your Copy on Steam or Wii U.  If you want both you need to opt for the Co-op Bundle and just say one of the Copy is for each platform.

Less than 2 days to go and it's 92% funded on Kickstarter! Looks like it's down to the wire on this one!

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