Blasphemous, The Game of My Dreams


June 21, 2018 | 190 Views

CrispySinger

Journey through a nightmarish universe full of hellish, bloodthirsty creatures. Exploration, intense combat and a very twisted religious world awaits you in this action platformer, by the studio that brought you The Last Door. Blasphemous is an action-platformer that combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core, which is delivered through rewarding exploration of an intricate world comprised of non-linear levels. Submerge yourself in an uniquely awkward dark fantasy, carefully created by our awesome team of pixel artisans.

The core of Blasphemous is the fast, intense and non-stop action combat. You will fight and slay creatures, each one bigger and more fearsome than the last. Chain encounters at the right pace and you will be unlocking the Martyr’s Excommunication mode, during which you will become almost unstoppable. Epic boss battles await you in your journey through the lands of Orthodoxia. If you manage to survive their minions, your skills will be challenged by the enormous and fierce creatures that rule this damned universe.

Set in the decaying land of Orthodoxia, a place where religion is of the utmost importance in the eyes of the populace, superstition runs amok, and churches outnumber people two to one. You will find yourself in this agonizing territory in the wake of the Age of Corruption, during which practically the entire population was transformed into hideous beasts as a punishment for their mutual blasphemy and inadequate worship; creatures that had deepened their profound faith, developing an unstoppable bloodthirst you now have to contend with…

Blasphemous - Kickstarter trailer

Spanish indie developers The Game Kitchen have recently updated the Kickstarter campaign for their dark and brutal non-linear platformer, Blasphemous, with the news that the game will be heading to consoles as well as PC.

Hand-crafted by The Game Kitchen, the makers of the award-winning The Last Door. Blasphemous is an action-platformer that combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core, delivered through exploration of a huge universe comprised of non-linear levels.

Playing as The Penitent One, a rogue nomad tackling the evil of this world alone with only its trusty sword by their side, players will explore the savage land of Orthodoxia. Fight and slay creatures, each one bigger and more fearsome than the last. Engage in epic boss battles and have your skills truly challenged by the enormous and fierce creatures that rule this damned universe.

Launching on the 23rd May Blasphemous’s Kickstarter campaign previously offered the game on PC, Mac and Linux but today’s update sees The Game Kitchen open that up further with new pledge tiers for console players. Existing backers who want to switch their pledge to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch can now to do so via the Kickstarter page.

Those who pledged $40 to $120 can freely change their original PC pledge by simply selecting the “(Console)” tier counterpart by selecting “Manage your pledge” from the campaign page. Those who pledged over $200, do not need to take any further action as they will be asked the platform of their choice via a form at the end of the campaign.

Finally, anyone who has currently pledged below $25 but would like to receive a console version of Blasphemous as their reward can do so by upgrading their pledge to at least $25 that has “(Console)” on the end of the tier. In additional to a digital copy of the game on console, pledges at $25 will also receive some nice extra perks such as a digital download of the OST, and your name featured in the game’s credits. For further details on how to back the console version of Blasphemous please check out the latest Kickstarter update.

The Game Kitchen Adds New Goals As Total Hurtles Towards $200,000

Record Breaking Action-Platformer Blasphemous Becomes Most Successful Spanish Kickstarter Game Ever

Less than a month since its initial Kickstarter campaign was unveiled, the retro-inspired 2D action-platformer Blasphemous has become the most successful Spanish game ever listed on the crowdfunding platform, hurtling towards the $200,000 barrier at a pace.

The game, which packs in fast and frenetic skilled combat with a deep and evocative narrative core, has amassed that figure with just over 5,900 backers, with each pledging an average of $34 in total.

Though this is the final week of the campaign, things aren’t going to slow down, however. Developer The Game Kitchen has added five new goals for its growing fan base, the top end of which – an ambitious $320,000 – will unlock a reward that’s yet to be revealed.

“We’ve been blown away by the support we’ve seen on Kickstarter so far,” offers the game’s Producer, Mauricio Garcia“To have hit our goals so quickly is amazing, but we want to add more elements to play to give our fans the best possible game we can.

“If we can get to $210,000, we’ll provide Carlos Viola, the composer of the soundtrack, a budget to add real live instruments recorded in a professional studio to the soundtrack. We’d also like to have voice acting to really lift the play, which we’ll add in if we hit $300.000.”

Those who have already supported Blasphemous have been drawn to the dark fantasy nightmare The Game Kitchen has set out to create, delivering a huge universe comprised of non-linear levels. Of particular note is the hand crafted pixel art that helps give the animation an authentically retro look.

Set in the savage land of Orthodoxia where religion dominates the lives of the populace, players will take on the role of The Penitent One, a rogue nomad with a trusty sword by his side.

“We’ve designed the core of Blasphemous around fast, intense and satisfying action combat,” continues Garcia. “Players will fight and slay creatures, each one bigger and more fearsome than the last. They’ll also have to take on epic boss battles as they journey through the lands of Orthodoxia, with enormous and fierce creatures ruling a world dominated by suspicion. It’s a world that our artists have constructed pixel by pixel, delivering distinctive visuals we’re proud to put our name to.”

In development for Windows, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, Blasphemous is the latest game from Spanish studio The Game Kitchen. The studio previously made waves with psychological thriller point-and-click adventure The Last Door, which won scores of awards when it launched back in 2013.

Following the recent announcement of consoles release, Blasphemous backers who pledged $40 to $120 can freely change their original PC pledge by simply selecting the “(Console)” tier counterpart by selecting “Manage your pledge” from the campaign page. Those who pledged over $200 do not need to take any further action as they will be asked the platform of their choice via a form at the end of the campaign.

Finally, anyone who has currently pledged below $25 but would like to receive a console version of Blasphemous as their reward can do so by upgrading their pledge to at least $25 that has “(Console)” on the end of the tier.

In addition to a digital copy of the game on console, pledges at $25 will also receive some nice extra perks such as a digital download of the OST, and your name featured in the game’s credits. For further details on how to back the console version of Blasphemous please check out the latest Kickstarter update.

This game is looking excellent and has me hooked, I can’t wait to find out more. The possibility of this game on a Switch makes me so excited!

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