Dark Matter: A Super Metroid Style Game For Today's Gamer

By William Usher 2013-06-18 18:00:09 discussion comments
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Have you yearned for a nostalgic side-scrolling experience? Do you crave a deep, RPG-like action adventure game like the original Metroid on the SNES? Well, Dark Matter from InterWave Studios is that game, but it needs help getting to the finish line on Kickstarter.

Igor Raffaele, general manager of InterWave Studios commented on the new game, saying...
We could release Dark Matter right now in its beta form, but there is a level of polish and some necessary tweaking to gameplay mechanics required in order to ensure the game provides people with an exceptional, fun and intense experience.

The funding will provide us with the additional two months we need to complete Dark Matter. At the same time, we are looking to publish Dark Matter via Steam Greenlights system that uses their community to pick upcoming new games,

It shouldn't take this game long to get greenlit. Seriously, this game needs to happen and I can't believe it's been nearly 20 years since we've had a game quite like the original Super Metroid. Can you believe that?

Anyway, if you enjoyed that SNES gem as much as lot of other games did, it's hard to justify not supporting a game like Dark Matter unless it genuinely sucks, but based on the small amounts of footage released of the game so far I could easily see this becoming a niche favorite.

Looking at the success of games like Gunpoint, which went on to make back its budget in under 64 seconds, the only thing gamers need to do is actually see Dark Matter in action and it should be a shoe-in for sleeper-hit success. At least, I'd like to hope that's the case.

A progressive game where you unlock new weapons, explore new areas, have the constant threat of death looming over your head while figuring out what's going on in a giant eerie space station? That sounds like the perfect mix of Alien meets 2001: A Space Odyssey meets Castaway meets Metroid. Count me in.

The game recently went live on Kickstarter so you can head on over to the official Kickstarter page to pledge money to the project. However, if you're strapped for cash (and other than the Xbox One supporters, I think that's the majority of us gaming folk) then you can at least offer your auspices to the project via the Greenlight page, where hopefully the team can rack up enough upvotes to make it onto the Steam store.
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