In the past couple of years, we have seen a resurgence of independent studios creating games for retro consoles. A brand new SEGA Genesis/ Mega Drive game is on Kickstarter right now, and it’s called Tanglewood! The game is set in a fantasy world where you play as a creature named Nymn, who was separated from the rest of his group. Nymn has to find a way to get back to his pack by morning!
Tanglewood will be available for the Genesis/Mega Drive, Windows, Mac, and Linux.
“Tanglewood is a loveletter to a wide variety of 2D platforming and adventure games of the ’90s, mixing fast-paced action with puzzles, tricks and traps inspired by titles like The Lion King, Another World, Flashback and Sonic the Hedgehog, mixed with more modern gameplay elements from newer titles such as LIMBO and Ori and the Blind Forest. It also takes inspiration from PlayStation platforming classics like Abe’s Oddysee and Heart of Darkness.
The gameplay experience will vary from level to level; a toolkit of mechanics keeps the game interesting from beginning to end. Levels incorporate exploration, thought provoking puzzles, monster encounters, chase scenes, battles of the elements, as well as secret areas.”
Tanglewood has a goal of $60,285 and they currently have $11,966 with 34 days to go. You can check out their full Kickstarter page by clicking here.