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Hyper Light Drifter

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Heart Machine
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Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with unknown dangers and lost technologies. Inspired by nightmares and dreams alike.
Backers: 24149
Average Pledge Per Backer: $27

Funded: $645,014 of $27,000
Dates: Sep 12th -> Oct 12th (30 days)
Project By: Heart Machine
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Latest News

Hyper Light Drifter Wii U and Vita versions have been canned

September 8th - via: destructoid.com
Back in February, we told you the Wii U port of the beautifully epic Hyper Light Drifter was in limbo due to issues with the game engine running natively on the console. (Read More)

Ruin of the Reckless Hyper Light Drifter

August 29th - via: cliqist.com
Hyper Light Drifter is alive and well thanks to Ruin of the Reckless, but how far is too far when it goes to taking inspiration? (Read More)

In Retrospect - Hyper Light Drifter, Challenge and Kickstarter

April 18th - via: cliqist.com
We reminisce on the path Hyper Light Drifter took on its Kickstarter journey, from the concept's inception to release and even beyond. (Read More)

Celebrating the End of Hyper Light Drifter's Kickstarter Journey

March 23rd - via: cliqist.com
It’s been a long journey, but Hyper Light Drifter is finally nearing its March 31st release date. (Read More)

Hyper Light Drifter backers getting three-day "preview build" next weekend

September 21st - via: pcgamer.com
Hyper Light Drifter is a game about capes and lovely pixel art, and it looks a little something like this. Pink, purple, blue, green—I remember all of those! Gears of War's brown buildings and caves and everything are but a distant memory now. So yes, Hyper Light Drifter has me pretty intrigued, and if I had backed the game on Kickstarter, I'd probably be muttering "hooray" now under my breath. Developers Heart Machine have announced that a "preview build" (basically, a beta with stuff locked off) is going live next weekend, for three of our Earth days only. To get in, you'll need to have stumped up $25 during the Kickstarter or pre-ordered via the game's site, but even if you didn't, I'm sure there will be plenty of footage floating around next weekend. So everybody wins. (Read More)

E3 ’14 – Hands-On With Hyper Light Drifter

June 13th - via: cliqist.com
Hyper Light Drifter gained a serious amount of attention (and money) during its Kickstarter campaign. All in all, developer Heart Machine saw funding climb over 2000% of the $27,000 asking cost. It’s truly an incredible event to see independent developers with a product that the gaming public goes gaga for. Of course, there haven’t been opportunities yet for many people to play the game. For the gaming press and media, though, Hyper Light Drifter was actually playable at E3! Here are my first thoughts on the E3 demo which was played on a PlayStation Vita. (Read More)

Crowdfund Bookie: $23 million raised in six months

December 11th - via: joystiq.com
The past six months have proven fruitful for crowdfunded games. In total, 186 different Indiegogo and Kickstarter video game projects earned $23,914,666 from the months of June through November. Those numbers are courtesy of 500,467 backers in the six-month period, who raised $13,173,182 beyond the combined goals of the projects to reach stretch goals that will bring games to additional platforms and grant players more content. (Read More)

Light sourced: Pixel-art RPG Hyper Light Drifter explodes on Kickstarter

November 7th - via: edge-online.com
Alex Preston underestimated things a little. His game, Hyper Light Drifter, was put on Kickstarter with a $27,000 goal; within 24 hours it had made four times that number, and after two weeks, ten times the modest sum he needed to finish the game. The slew of stretch goals reached will add a cooperative campaign, extra bosses, an extended intro cinematic and PS4 and Vita ports of the art-driven action-RPG. (Read More)

"Hyper Light Drifter", Combat, (Video)

November 4th - via: complex.com
Hyper Light Drifter, the gorgeous little game that quickly became a Kickstarter success, has unveiled a first look at the game's combat system. Thanks to lead developer Alex Preston, the neon combat slices across one of the most uniquely crafted game worlds we’ve seen. (Read More)

GamingOnLinux - The Funding Crowd 21 (Oct 4th-13th)

October 14th - via: gamingonlinux.com
Welcome back to The Funding Crowd, issue #2 ACS (After the Crowd Sourcing). You may notice that the amount of content has been somehow reduced, but we're always for quality before quantity. Moreover, in this new epoch of the column we'll try to go back to one of its original goals: focusing on the true Hidden Gems, those worthy projects lacking the necessary attention and coverage for becoming big hits. (Read More)

Drifter Plushies!!

October 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We are proud to announce that Rita Hunt, Casey's (team member at Heart Machine) very talented sister, will be fabricating hand-made plushies of the Drifter! Details will follow as we find out costs and timing for these stuffed bundles of love!... (Read More)

Alternate Drifter Add-On

October 12th - via: kickstarter.com
This has been a major request, so we're going ahead with it: add $10 to your pledge (and make a note for us once the survey comes that you want the Alt Drifter) and you'll receive the alternate playable Drifter character unlocked from the start.... (Read More)

YESSSS! $600,000 completely smashed to bits! Super Hyper Light Drifter!

October 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Well Drifters, we have burned through the $600,000 mark just moments ago! That's incredible! We have over 22,000 backers, incredible positivity and fan art and amazing things happening all over the place! We are so damn hyped up we can't stop... (Read More)

Hyper Light Drifter Hits Stretch Goal, Officially Coming To Wii U

October 11th - via: cinemablend.com
Well folks, this is it... you did it. Heart Machine's Hyper Light Drifter is officially coming to the Wii U after surpassing its stretch goal of $500,000 with just under a day to go in crowd funding on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Hyper Light Drifter coming to Wii U

October 11th - via: computerandvideogames.com
Idiosyncratic dungeon crawler surpasses $550,000 on Kickstarter (Read More)

$550,000 Wii U Goal SMASHED TO DUST! Alternate Drifter Reveal! Other things with exclamations!

October 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, Drifters! This has been a wild damn week! We blew past the Wii U stretch goal, and have 43 hours to go! We'll be live streaming on our official channel come Friday:  http://www.twitch.tv/heart_machine Festivities begin at 5pm PST with live... (Read More)

Mega Update #2! (3?) $500,000 smashed to smithereens, streams, new add-ons ($5 OST)!

October 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Alright Drifters, this is a big one for today, since the final stretch is really upon us now (its counting down in hours AAHH!) I'm bursting with excitement and joy, so bear with me. Boss SpriteWe have an in-game rough sprite of the spider-witch... (Read More)

Rapidly crunching in on $500,000 mark! New Boss reveal! Details for add-ons and the last few days!

October 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Drifters, we approach a new milestone, and soon the close of the campaign. This has been an incredible weekend at Indiecade, where we have made some new friends and finalized some talks (Wii U!). We received a lovely mention on the front page... (Read More)

$450,000 BASHED! Saturday fun times!

October 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Drifters, we have smashed through the $450,000 mark on our way to the Wii U stretch goal! OH yes! I can't help but beam and smile at the rate this campaign continues on. I'll keep the rest short for today as it's been such a busy week! First an... (Read More)

Hyper Light Drifter Receives Official Wii U Stretch Goal

October 5th - via: nintendolife.com
Heart Machine has been running a Kickstarter campaign over the last month in an attempt to make Hyper Light Drifter a reality and to say it has been successful would be an understatement. Initially hoping to nab $27,000 in funding, the developer is now approaching the $450,000 mark with just seven days left to run - that's about 1,657 percent more than it was looking for. (Read More)

A big announcement for U!

October 4th - via: kickstarter.com
After completing talks with Nintendo and wrapping our minds around the time and resources needed, we are extremely excited to announce an official stretch goal for Wii U! Yes, we love this platform and it makes us giddy! We are placing this at the... (Read More)

Live talking on the internet? Madness!

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Drifters! As we draw closer to the $450,000 (wow!) mark we'll be revealing the latest batch of stretch goals with some big items that people have long been requesting, plus some new bits on the world and a few enemies at large. Also a new boss reveal... (Read More)

Another goal SMASHED! Steam support! OUYA support!

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Fellow Drifters, not only have you have destroyed yet another stretch goal, we're also now Greenlit on Steam thanks to your votes! What a day. As we stroll right past the dust of one goal we approach another: the expanded modules and gear. More on... (Read More)

Goals Smashed, WayForward Cross-over!

October 1st - via: kickstarter.com
$375,000 was rapidly surpassed, and now we sit on the brink of $400,000! Bring it on! Everyone continues to amaze and dazzle and make my eyes sparkle and shimmer, so today I present you with a few sparkly things of our own. A Risky Cross-OverHeart... (Read More)

The Legend of Zelda Meets Diablo Indie Game: Hyper Light Drifter Gains Momentum on Kickstarter

September 30th - via: christianpost.com
Hyper Light Drifter may look a lot like the Legend of Zelda, but this 2D RPG by game developer Heart Machine is something special and totally different. (Read More)

Art Book Reward Tier GO! New mention from the Mighty Team

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Sunday. The ever-present sun beaming it's radioactive tendrils upon us all, energy filling our cells like the very plants we tread upon. New bits for all await. Art Book, oh yes!We've been able to speak with the proper publisher in order to provide... (Read More)

Details and Bits!

September 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Another lovely day to update you outstanding supporters. Stretch GoalsThe $350,000 goal has been refreshed with a brand new area to be included in the game: the Ravenous Mire. This deadly bog was once a great warship yard, and now exists as a... (Read More)

Boss Reveal Part 2

September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
For a lovely Friday we have the second Boss reveal! Also, we opened up one last print tier for those that missed out, though this time as an alternate design. We're developing a little chart to help suss out the tiers, since we've had several... (Read More)

A quick one for today

September 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Humble BundleWe now have a PayPal option for everyone that needs it! Check out heart-machine.com for the two new Widgets. Another chance for the ShirtI've gone ahead and opened a new tier that's a repeat of the sold-out T-shirt Tier. Please check it... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Spotlight - Projects To Pay Attention To 9/26

September 26th - via: igameresponsibly.com
It’s that time again. Time to cast our bewildering light on a few very inventive and deserving crowdfunding projects. We have a good mix of genres this week, including our first print media campaign. Two of our featured projects have already smashed their funding goal, but one is still dangerously low on it’s way to the finish line, and we thought we’d show some love. Alright, let’s get to it. (Read More)

Celebratory Mega Update

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
We smashed through that $300,000 mark and the elation is never ending around Heart Machine. To rejoice I'm providing some very deserved new media - I'm so excited about it my brains are about to explode. I hope you enjoy it.  Music Track  "Hey... (Read More)

New tier + website

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
The $20 tier is up for those who'd like to gain a little something extra. Flashy finishes always help vanquish enemies quicker. Also we have a new website up where we'll be offering (by the end of the week is the goal) Humble Bundle widgets for... (Read More)

Nearing the $300,000 mark! Some new information for your brains to process

September 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Everyone! I'm continually impressed by the pace of this campaign; we are breezing past goals left and right. If you hadn't noticed on the main page, I've gone ahead and added a new image of the Market, which will be based in the hub world. Here... (Read More)

Video Game Projects, Kickstarter, Indiegogo

September 21st - via: complex.com
Kickstarter and Indiegogo both have literally amazing video game projects that you can help fund. Here are 10 you need to quit sleeping on. (Read More)

Woo! $250,000 SMASHED! Heart aflutter!

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Challenge Mode Unlocked! Excellent job, you beasts among men!  I'm posting up a new Reward Tier in celebration! Thank you kind souls.  (Read More)

New Sketches for Prints to vote on, plus new tiers

September 19th - via: kickstarter.com
I've gone ahead and roughed up two sketches for the Resplendent Print Tier for all of you backers to start thinking about. I'll be posting two more, and once I have a final tally I'll be able to finalize the illustration. Please vote in this thread... (Read More)

PS4 + Vita Unlocked! Believe it!

September 18th - via: kickstarter.com
We can now put this fellow on consoles! It's like a magical dream unfolding before my very eyes. Thank you, lovely souls of the internet. Details on the Challenge ModeThis mode will have several mix-up mini quests for you to test your skills at;... (Read More)

Hyper Light Drifter meets PS4 and Vita stretch goal on Kickstarter

September 18th - via: vg247.com
With 23 days to go Hyper Light Drifter has slammed its Kickstarter goal 9,683 backers donating $226,801 – well over the project’s $27,000 goal. (Read More)

Hyper Light Drifter Kickstarter Successful, Coming To PS4, Vita

September 18th - via: psxextreme.com
Another retro title slated for the newest platforms! You gotta love the contrast there. (Read More)

Boss reveal part 1

September 17th - via: kickstarter.com
As we near ever closer to the PS4 and Vita goal, I figured now would be a fair time to post the first major boss reveal. Name: Rivan The Tamer Attributes: User of searing RedShift light, causing great destruction when attacking. His companion beast... (Read More)

$200,000 has been mowed over! Also my hair is a mess!

September 17th - via: kickstarter.com
I arose to the incredibly impressive sight of the $200,000 Stretch Goal being achieved and had to post an update. Hair has been blown back! I've gone ahead and made a few new Stretch Goals for the project as well. The $300,000 Goal will be unveiled... (Read More)

$180,000 utterly destroyed! 200,000 quickly approaching!

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! Once more I'm stunned by the pace and support from everyone. Some quick things to note for this week: I'll be posting a note tomorrow inviting everyone to submit art for a contest; reward will be at the $500 tier! I hope to have a paypal option... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal, new weapons, new art!

September 15th - via: kickstarter.com
I've gone ahead and updated the main page with a couple new images: Also there has been some amazing fan art ALREADY: http://0tacoon.deviantart.com/art/THE-DRIFTER-400335471 https://twitter.com/DanIsTheBest/status/379229112423813120/photo/1... (Read More)

$120,000 Achieved! Also some new art! Plus I am wearing a hat!

September 14th - via: kickstarter.com
It's my "Good Morning" hat. Anyhow! $120,000 has been cached! I'm stunned more everyday. That means an extended introductory cinematic (animated in a fashion similar to the first shot in the trailer), expanding on the character's journey. Speaking of... (Read More)

$100,000 Goal has been achieved! Upgrade unlocked!

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! Wow! I am in such astonishment. Thank you everyone for the crazy support. I love you all. Here's a video for you! Also, I'll get into greater details on the other Goals ASAP! For now just know PS4 + Vita!  (Read More)

Steam Greenlight is here!

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
I've gone ahead and posted this up on Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=178208332  (Read More)

More Stretch Goals Complete!

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
We've burst past the $75,000 goal! That means hiring an assistant animator; more enemies, more frames per, more world to dash about it, and more chance for us to concentrate on refining and perfecting all the systems and levels. It also means a more... (Read More)

Some finer points!

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
I'd like to address some of the questions coming in on the project in one rapid update: - There will be gamepad support, of course! Developing primarily with a 360 pad in mind. KB controls are standard, but pad preferred. - Determine which version... (Read More)

Projections SMASHED! Project FUNDED! Also I just WOKE UP!

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
I checked my phone the second these bleary eyes would let me and WOW! You guys blasted this past not only the initial funding goal but $42,000 in less than 24 hours! My jaw just flew off my face due to such rapid dropping, my hair is on fire with... (Read More)

Wow! $20,000 in 9 hours!

September 12th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm stunned! What a huge response with such positive feedback from the community. I'm swooning and crooning all over the place. My eyes are vibrating out of their sockets, my ears are probably bleeding, and I'm certain I'll need braces for each limb... (Read More)

Platforms!

September 12th - via: kickstarter.com
The game is planned for a mid 2014 release on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX, currently, with a Steam release in the works! Depending on the stretch goals reached, I would love to get this on PS4 and Vita in the future. Other platforms are also a... (Read More)

Heart Machine Launches Kickstarter for Hyper Light Drifter

September 12th - via: indiegameinsider.com
“Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Our Drifter is haunted by an insatiable illness, traveling further into the lands of Buried Time–steeped in blood and treasure–hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease. Echos of a dark and violent past from the dead eras resonate throughout, and he can’t help but listen.” (Read More)

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