If Prince of Persia, Another World, Flashback or Captain Claw are some of your favorite retro games, you should really keep an eye out on, or even back, Lunark – a cinematic 2D platformer on a new Kickstarter campaign.
Beyond the Solar System
After the earth eventually becomes inhabitable, humans travel to a new hospitable planet by using the moon itself as a vessel. This ark on the moon is hence named Lunark, a combination of the words Luna and Ark.
Aboard this moon ark, an AI named Noah (like Noah’s Ark) is programmed to guide the humans to their new home. Unfortunately, when they arrive, they find the planet is already occupied.
Lunark tells the story of Leo, a rejected orphan that the Kickstarter page describes as “different.” We can only assume he has some alien heritage, as creator Vinet explains that “you’ll retrace your origins” as you play Leo.
As things get heated up, Leo finds himself amidst a rebellion, just like all these futuristic games often have. Vinet also promises a cast of colorful characters on either side of the escalating conflict.
Prince of a Dark Future
You’ll jump, roll and hang from various environments, be it a futuristic megalopolis or alien ruins. It looks like there will be many intriguing areas to explore in Lunark, all beautifully animated thanks to Vinet’s meticulous and detailed work.
If backing is successful, Lunark is expected to arrive early 2020 to PC.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.