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Before I begin, you’re gonna have to forgive me on the latency of updates for Start2Kickstarter. I’ve been so caught up with finding new indie games and crowdsourcing campaigns that I forgot to follow up on the ones we’ve previously covered. So, begging your pardon, maybe you’d like to hear about a few campaigns that ended last year, starting off with Hyper Light Drifter. Back in September, we covered Heart Machine‘s flashy retro-style RPG, and not only did they raise the $27,000 they asked for, but a total of over $645,000.
Having accumulated more than 23 times the money they asked for with over 24,000 backers, the Heart Machine team was floored and grateful for such a strong investor response. From their official statement at the end of their campaign:
“Drifters, I just want to say thank you from the depths of my now-warmed, burning, rapidly pulsing heart. We at Heart Machine are so beyond excited to produce this game with the resources you, the amazing fantastic incredible community, have provided us we can barley [sic] contain ourselves!”
The four-person development team is still updating their Kickstarter and Tumblr-based devlog and pre-orders of Hyper Light Drifter in three exciting flavors (the game, the game plus a bonus pack, and the “Ultimate Bundle”) are available on Heart Machine’s official website.
So what do you think? Excited for Hyper Light Drifter? We sure are. Let us know your feels in the comments below! And congratulations again to the Heart Machine team on their successful Kickstarter campaign. The release date is still slated for mid-2014, but we’ll keep you in the know if a more succinct point in time is available.