Hyper Light Drifter is one of those fun success stories out of Kickstarter. The kind where the developer wants $27,000 but ends up with $645,000—almost 24x the developer's original asking price.
Even at the height of this gaming rennaissance of glitchy aesthetics, 8-bit environments, and tough-as-nails gameplay, Hyper Light Drifter still manages to stand out in the crowd.
You're the Drifter (naturally), traversing a world that looks like it took a page from the Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP art book. Using conventions from action-RPGs and adventure games, you move through a world struggling to survive atop its own ruins, a world without words, a world suffering from an unknown illness. Take your upgradable energy sword and cut down increaingly difficult bosses, slicing hyper light circles around them all. You just might find a cure for your world
PC has been hyper light drifting for a few months already. But it's coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Tuesday, July 26.