Texas –August 30, 2021.
The US-based indie games publisher/developer The Retro Room (creator of “Quest Arrest”, and publisher of “Chip’s Challenge” 2021 SNES/MD re-release) are today very happy and excited to announce that they have just joined forces with Steven Long (a freshman game designer) to develop and release a brand-new game for the original Game Boy system! And the game in question is no less than the retro-like adventure/platformer “Gelatinous: Humanity Lost“!
And that’s just the half of it, because The Retro Room and Steven Long have also just announced that they plan to launch a Kickstarter campaign for “Gelatinous: Humanity Lost” on September 16th, 2021.
Gelatinous: Humanity Lost stands on the shoulders of retro classics like Castlevania, Mega Man, and Metroid to bring an all-original sprawling adventure.
Spanning 7 unique areas, packed with detail, Gelatinous takes players on a journey through Aztec pyramids, into forgotten laboratories, down a dangerous jungle river, and right into the belly of a beast. Players begin with nothing. No attacks. Not even the ability to jump. To survive and progress, they must solve the temple maze, discover ancient secrets, and unlock the powers of their gelatinous form.
Just a few days out from their Kickstarter launch, the Gelatinous team already has a completely playable prototype. Their Kickstarter campaign will cover their costs for production and distribution. The launch is slated for early September, with the aim of distributing the Kickstarter Edition of Gelatinous before the end of the year.
The Kickstarter Edition will include the Game Boy-compatible cartridge and a manual in a retro-inspired “GameBro” box. The team is still exploring additional swag items like fold-up posters, stickers, pins, and other swag. The all-original soundtrack will also be available digitally–and possibly on cassette as well.
The standard boxed “Kickstarter Edition” of Gelatinous will cost $50 US, but “early birds” will receive a discount and expedited shipping.
Details and development updates are available at GelatinousGame.com, as well as on Twitter @GelatinousGame.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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