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Mark of the Old Ones

A project in Devon, PA by Hit the Sticks

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A richly imagined, metroidvania, 'upside down', physics-platformer. Inspired by HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos. Kraal fhtagn.
Backers: 253
Average Pledge Per Backer: $112

Funded: $28,242 of $225,000
Dates: Oct 6th -> Nov 5th (31 days)
Project By: Hit the Sticks
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Latest News

A First Look at 3D - Render Test and Lighting

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everybody,   We hit 200 backers! Just need like 10,000 more >.<   Here is the first look at the game in 3D! It is a render and lighting test. We still want to add some more detail and polish. But, we wanted to show you our progress and the... (Read More)

Steam Greenlight

October 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi backers,  Our 3D work is coming along, we are excited to show you our progress tomorrow!  We put Mark of the Old Ones on Steam Greenlight: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=184933429  You can vote either "Yes I would buy... (Read More)

Was a Good Weekend

October 14th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Kickstart My Art: Mark of the Old Ones

October 10th - via: citypaper.net
At this point, we've completed most of the programming for the main gameplay. However, there is no real art in the game yet. So, you're seeing a skeleton of the player and the world. We need to raise funds to flesh out that skeleton. (Read More)

Building Momentum

October 9th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

"Upside-Down Metroidvania" Mark of the Old Ones Launches Kickstarter

October 8th - via: usgamer.net
Lovecraftian games are ten-a-penny these days, so it takes something special to make a new one stand out. (Read More)

Mark Of The Old Ones Is Upside Down Cthulhu Metroidvania

October 7th - via: rockpapershotgun.com
Yes, that headline actually does convey the game idea: Mark Of The Old Ones, which arrived recently on Kickstarter, has quite the concept, which involves the protagonist become a tentacular horror. They explain: “MotOO is about a unique and coherent movement mechanism. Thomas’ tentacles provide a totally unique way to experience an environment, evoking novel feelings of strength, momentum, and power. Basic movement has a relaxing rhythm that quickly feels natural, but gracefully navigating a dynamic environment challenges preconceptions of character movement. Thomas doesn’t swing like Spider-Man; Thomas moves like the eldritch abomination he has become.” They’ve put together a demo to show what that movement system will be like, and it is fairly unusual. But can it stir the masses into raising $225,000? I guess we’ll find out. (Read More)

IndieSpotlight: Mark of the Old Ones

October 6th - via: realgamernewz.com
I recently had the opportunity to stumble upon one of the most fascinating titles from the Indie space that I’ve seen in quite some time. Hit The Sticks is a developer who has brought forth one of the most intriguing strategy communities around, and now brings that experience to the 2D world by introducing a compelling story and a unique gameplay experience with Mark of the Old Ones. This game has just launched on Kickstarter today, and you can learn everything about it in the following article which I thank the team at HTS for giving me the opportunity to produce, enjoy. (Read More)

Mark of the Old Ones is a swinging based, upside down Metroidvania on Kickstarter

October 6th - via: vg247.com
This one seems pretty cool guys. A dual analog Metroidvania, where you swing from the ceiling using two tentacles that have been attached to your back. Mark of the Old Ones comes courtesy of Hit the Sticks, an eight member indie team who are asking for $225,000 to make their game a reality. Check out some cool prototype footage after the jump. (Read More)

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