As someone whose first video game love was the “Legend of Zelda,” I’m always interested when new games are deeply inspired by it. Now, there a new Indiegogo project that aims to capture the magic of 8-bit games. Here’s what “King Voxel” is all about.
The PC, cel-shaded voxel title looks like tribute to retro games. In the trailer, you can easily see how the world looks similar to Hyrule. From the trees to the secret stairs, it’s like seeing the original “Zelda” again. Just like the spirit of discovery felt in adventure games, “King Voxel” has many treasures to find and monsters to defeat. There’s regular items like keys and shields. However, I’m intrigued by what looks like sunglasses and a saxophone.
Other places like dungeons, stores, and even a casino will be featured in the game. According to the official website, there’s a helpful fortune teller who will give players hints. One of the coolest features I found is the world generator. With the ability to generate different worlds, no playthrough will be exactly the same.
The creator of “King Voxel,” Philip Meyer, is promising that contributors of $50.00 will get the opportunity to submit a photo that will be featured in the in-game Royal Voxelot Museum. Other perks for different contributor levels include producer credit, a copy of the soundtrack, and the game itself. Meyer is hoping the project will be available through Steam. There’s a page for “King Voxel” in Steam’s Greenlight community.
If you love retro games like “Adventure” for Atari 2600, “King Voxel” might be a game for you. You can help make the project a reality by checking out the Indiegogo page and by getting the word out on social media.