The Kickstarter generation is a good one. There really is no doubting it. We're getting some of the best games ever made... ever. I'm loving titles coming out of the crowd-funding arena such as Road Redemption, Wasteland 2, Project CARS, Star Citizen, Shadowrun Returns (and by the way, Dragonfall kicks major butt and is worth buying) and Celestian Tales.
Joining the ranks of other noteworthy and nostalgia-inducing titles from the crowd-funding platform, is a title from Alonso Martin and crew called Heart Forth, Alicia. The news isn't that the game is being Kickstarted (because it's already surpassed its Kickstarter goal by a large margin) it's that the game could be coming to the Wii U.
Nintendo News is reporting that one of the stretch goals for Heart Forth, Alicia could be a Wii U and PS4 release. If you look on the Kickstarter page for Heart Forth, Alicia you'll see that the PS4 is at the $110,000 stretch goal, but the rest are in question marks. There's a reason for that.
According to the Nintendo News post, developer Alonso Martin is “absolutely interested” in porting the game to the Wii U, but there is a slight hurdle...
“…we still need to secure a deal with Sony and Nintendo. We’re looking into getting those.” ...“It would be a dream come true to have our game running on those platforms!”
Oh you bet your bottom dollar it would be a dream come true to get a game like this on the Wii U and PS4.
Martin and the crew will first need to become registered developers to make it happen, though. They'll also need to secure dev kits from Sony and Nintendo, too. Both companies, however, have made it a lot easier for indie devs to secure development licenses to produce games on their platforms, with Nintendo offering incentives for registered developers and Sony offering fee waivers.
With more than $105,000 already secured (as of the time of the writing of this article) on a goal that only required $60,000, I can easily see this game raking in enough and racking up enough to allow the developers the opportunity to port Heart Forth, Alicia to the PS4 and Wii U.
Also, the game just looks absolutely stunning. That is some beautiful sprite work; the animations are gorgeous and the backgrounds are just delightfully inspired and visually engaging. I love it. It reminds me a lot of a side-scrolling version of Legend of Mana from the PSX.
If you want to see the Wii U get the sort of games it needs and the games it deserves, be sure to pay a kind visit to the official Kickstarter page and help pledge some support for Heart Forth, Alicia.
Nintendo has, so far, been doing right by the indie crowd and opening up the Wii U to a vast array of enrapturing titles to flesh out the library of the little-console-that-could. Here's hoping to more of the same with Heart Forth, Alicia.