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Legend of Iya

A project in Asbury Park, NJ by darkfalzx

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An epic metroidvania adventure built of beautiful pixels.
Backers: 2864
Average Pledge Per Backer: $27

Funded: $77,241 of $75,000
Dates: Jul 12th -> Aug 11th (30 days)
Project By: darkfalzx
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Latest News

A Metroidvania That Needs A Kickstart – Legend of Iya

August 11th - via: gamerliving.net
Today I sat down to play the demo of Legend of Iya, an independent adventure game currently under development and raising funds through Kickstarter. (Read More)

Less than 20 hours to go!

August 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys!Just a reminder - there is less than 20 hours still left in the campaign, and we are still at 85%. I am excited as all hell to have gotten this far, but let's finish this bastard! Those of you who have upped their pledges - guys, thank you... (Read More)

The final stretch.

August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Here we are guys - only 48 hours left in the campaign. The project has picked up a lot of momentum toward the end, but if there are any of you lurkers out there - now would be a good time to pledge: ) We have a lot of awesome backers, so if any of... (Read More)

..Aaaand we're back on track!: )

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys! This morning I woke up to a huge boost in LOI's funding! It's incredible to see such a turn of events - and it makes me immensely hopeful about this campaign. We're SOOO close guys - thank you so much for believing in the power of pixel: )... (Read More)

The 50%

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Good news everyone - The Legend of Iya is 50% funded! I'd like to thank you - the people who believed in this project - thank you for that from the bottom of my heart. Unfortunately - there is the obvious bad news. There is only 4 days to go, so... (Read More)


August 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello guys! With only 8 days to go, we are cutting it awfully close with funding, but let's not despair just yet! LOI has a nice momentum going, that is only bound to get stronger toward the end. I have just finished a mind-numbing blitz of spamming... (Read More)

Yet another reward tier - plus, reward chart.

July 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys,By popular demand I am adding a "regular edition" of the game to the reward tiers of $120+. This version of the game will come in a simple DVD case with artwork inlay, a manual and a game disk. Sort of like this maybe: Except this is... (Read More)

New Reward Tiers!

July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys! We are 11 days away from the end of this Kickstarter, and are at 40% of the funding goal - we can still do this. We totally can! If there is anyone who would be even remotely interested in Legend of Iya - please tell them about the... (Read More)

Finally - New trailer is up!

July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
It's not going to win any awards in video editing, but I was finally able to cut together a new LOI trailer using Magnuses music! The music track itself - Adventure Time, is from Philter's second album - The Blossom Chronicles, and can be purchased... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – 28th July 2013

July 28th - via: rockpapershotgun.com
Two big wins this week and both are projects that I’ve been intrigued by since I first saw them. Lacuna Passage is the game about mysteries on Mars, using real topography of the Red Planet, and Satellite Reign is the Syndicate successor that promises an emergent cyberpunk city. Excellent news. (Read More)

Update of all kinds.

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey there everyone! And there I thought my worries will be over once I release the demo of the game - silly me! Let's Play LOIJust so you know - if you don't have the time to play the demo, you can always watch a let's play of it over... (Read More)

An EPIC mistake!

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys! I have screeeeewed up! The download links I've posted in the previous update - they were for the wrong build of the game. Please forgive me, and re-download the fixed version of the game from here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/bjvevu... (Read More)

Demo bugfix#1 is in.

July 26th - via: kickstarter.com
For all of you turned off by some problems in the original outing of the LOI demo - please give it another shot. I have implemented some fixes, and a possible solution to the horrendous slowdown issue some of you have experienced. It seems my... (Read More)


July 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, nuts! It seems having AdBlock has spoiled me, and gave me unrealistic perception of the internet. So HugeFiles might've been a BAD, BAD choice. Here - grab the demo directly from my... (Read More)


July 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi guys! It's been an insane few weeks, of 20 hour workdays, but I have finally was able to put Legend of Iya into a demo-able state. Just to make sure - it is still rough, and has missing and unfinished art, code and functionality all over the... (Read More)


July 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
http://www.gamezone.com/originals/2013/07/21/kickstarter-interview-legend-of-iya-will-fulfill-that-nostalgic-snes-metroidvania-void-in-your-life There! Me answering some questions regarding LOI, Hope at least a couple of answers might be interesting:... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – 21st July 2013

July 21st - via: rockpapershotgun.com
There have been plenty of weeks with no losers and several winners, but I can’t remember compiling this column and finding losers without winners to sit above them. There are lots of projects that are readying themselves for a spot in the winners’ section though, propped on the podium, parading their plaudits. Dungeonmans and Tangiers are my current favourites, with Monochroma not far behind. It’s a busy week though and there should be something for everyone. Except sports fans. Nothing for sports fans. Probably the least Kickstarted genre actually. Licensing issues to blame? (Read More)

The "Classic" Update: )

July 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys!I've been plugging away at the LOI demo to hopefully complete it by the middle of next week, meanwhile - you might want to look at something terrible: ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsSv1nTbkk8 WARNING: If you hated the music in the... (Read More)


July 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys,I am working day and night to get the demo of the game up and running before this kickstarter is done. The early areas of the game are close to be done, or at least as done as they will be for the demo - I wish I could do a moving gif, as... (Read More)

Superbly animated metroidvania Legend of Iya takes to Kickstarter

July 17th - via: eurogamer.net
Indie developer Andrew "darkfalzx" Bado has been plugging away on his pixelated metroidvania adventure Legend of Iya for the better part of two decades and the finish line is starting to come into focus. If Bado can hit his Kickstarter goal of $75K, he should be able to deliver a finished PC build by November 2014. (Read More)

Metroidvania platformer The Legend of Iya takes to Kickstarter

July 14th - via: polygon.com
The Legend of Iya began as a childish project in the former-Soviet Union, 25-years ago, the work of a ten-year old boy, Andrew Bado, learning to code on a ZX Spectrum. Bado, now a professional pixel artist working for various games companies, has spent the last decade rebuilding the game in more lush tones, rebooting it, never quite finding the time to finish his pet project. (Read More)


July 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys!Great news to all of you who hated the music in the trailer - that is going back where it belongs - the "classic" 8-bit version of the game. But the most exciting thing is - the amazingly talented Magnus "Philter" Gangstad has signed up to... (Read More)

Wow! We are off to a great start!

July 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys! It's been a crazy day, and I am blown away by your support. It is still a long way to go until the goal, however, but I have hope. I spent last night trying to prepare early areas of the game for a preview build - it's looking pretty cool... (Read More)

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