Rising star of the Kickstarter scene Eagle Island secured its crowdfunding goal overnight. It’s the kind of Kickstarter campaign you want to see, where the game is already deep into development, has a realistic goal, and most importantly, has an incredibly fun demo up and running for all to try.
Thanks to meeting these three simple steps, the game secured the trust of backers and sailed past its £20,000 ($25,8140) goal with £22,083 ($28,502) as of writing and 7 hours remaining.
Many have been singing praises of the game for some time, but this was the first time I had heard of it. I succumbed to curiosity and checked it out on my own, and the free demo is a ton of fun! Developer Nick Gregory clearly found inspiration in the platformers of the Super Nintendo days, and his game’s unique “bird hurling” gimmick gives it a nice edge over the rest of the 16-bit platformers that the indie scene has to offer.
I also like how it combines the look of two of indie gaming’s prettiest platformers, Owlboy and The Adventures of Pip
No risk required!
Give it a shot. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about backing the game since it’s already a success! Play as you like, buy as you like when it comes out. Win-win for everyone!
Eagle Island will be released for the PC in July 2018. Hey Nintendo, you might wanna keep this one in mind for the Switch!