Thunder Lotus Games, which brought us the excellent Jotun in 2015, has managed to achieve the crowd-funding goal for their next project Sundered. Sundered was revealed last year as a mix of Rogue Legacy and Super Metroid, a kind of “replayable Metroidvania” title set in a Lovecraftian universe.
The Kickstarter campaign sought $25,000 in funding and managed to hit that goal in less than 24 hours. The total budget for the project is $700,000 CAD with the crowd-funded amount focusing more on polish and balance. Improvements will be made to such aspects as special skill tree nodes, developing new perks and further refining the core gameplay experience.
We also learned a bit more about Sundered from its Kickstarter page – there will be both procedural and hand-crafted levels, secrets, multiple endings and six “massive” boss battles. Abilities like Hook Shot, Double Jump and Wall Run can be used by the player and “corrupted” into more powerful variants. Players can expect a roughly 10 hour campaign that sees scavenger Eshe discovering the secret of the doomsday-esque Terror.