If you are a fan of retro games or the Game Boy Advance, Elland: The Crystal Wars is a game to consider.
The Retro Room Games, an indie game publisher, announced today that the Kickstarter campaign for Elland: The Crystal Wars is officially live. Based on a recovered game called Dune: Ornithopter Assault, Elland: The Crystal Wars is a first-person flying shooter that, in its early development stage, stretched the limitations of the classic Game Boy Advance. We previously covered the game on Game Freaks 365.
A rescued IP that will see the light of day
Elland: The Crystal Wars is a game set in a harsh desert world on the borders of the galaxy in which players must combat the arrogant Trafford, who grabbed the planet’s resources and utilized them for bad ends. The game sends you on exciting tasks to defeat Trafford. To beat the opponent, launch high-damage bombs, long-range missiles, and an endless supply of Grays Cannon ammo.
This first-person flying shooter, although forsaking the Dune IP, will finally receive a tangible release, complete with cartridge, box, and instruction book, 20 years later. All of this, and much more, is scheduled to be delivered as a result of the ongoing Kickstarter campaign. In addition, Soft Brigade, the game’s creator, has said that it would include somewhat different characters and speech to separate it from the original Dune IP in this new edition of the game.
It’s good to see current developers rescuing titles or developing new games for older consoles. Although at the moment we only see games for older Nintendo consoles, and one or two for Sega or early PlayStation consoles, it’s only a matter of time before we see titles for more modern consoles, such as the PlayStation 2, the GameCube, or even the original Xbox.
If you like the project presented, you can support the Kickstarter campaign by clicking here.