Echoes of Eridu: Co-optional Roguelike Megaman-style action

A project in Bethesda, MD by Batterystaple Games

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Take one part Mega Man X and one part roguelike goodness. Add multiplayer. Stir generously.
Backers: 572
Average Pledge Per Backer: $36

Funded: $20,551 of $20,000
Dates: Apr 11th -> May 11th (30 days)
Project By: Batterystaple Games
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Latest News

Dawn of the Final Day

May 10th - via:
I've been waiting to post this image for 29 days, and I still managed to be four hours late. :| In case you missed last night's update, we made it to $20k! We're sitting at a proud 101.5% funded right now with about a day to go. It seems... (Read More)


May 9th - via:
Hi, everyone! Hope you're having a great Friday -- ours is going pretty well! We just crested our goal of $20k, and we owe it all to you. Thank you so, so much for your support. We'll make you proud. Chris  (Read More)

It's a repost, but maybe it'll be a good one.

May 9th - via:
Hey, guys -- just a few quick reddit links -- upvote them if you have a moment, please! (Read More)

Frozen Foes and the Last Hurrah

May 9th - via:
Hey, everybody! We're workin' on enemies for our supercold cyberplague datacenter, but first: We're $1600ish away from our goal with 48 hours to go. Help us cross the finish line! We'll be taking a final stab at reddit this afternoon now that we're... (Read More)

Wallllkin' in a Winter Wonderland

May 6th - via:
Hey, everyone! First off -- thanks for coming out and asking some great questions in yesterday's AMA. We managed to get the attention of a few folks that hadn't heard of us before and got ourselves some new backers! Yesterday, I said we'd talk about... (Read More)

Echoes of Eridu Kickstarter Reaches Goal While Game Enters Alpha Phase

May 6th - via:
Echoes of Eridu is nearing completion, and there are plenty of upcoming events for fans to learn more about the game. The game's Kickstarter campaign is nearing its goal with 5 days to go, while the alpha version of the game has been released. Fans can see the new version of the game in action on Twitch with a livestream of the game starting tonight at 6PM EST, while a Reddit AMA will begin 30 minutes after the livestream ends at 7PM EST. Read on. (Read More)

Our AMA is Liiive!

May 5th - via:
Come Ask Us Anything! At least come give us an upvote! In one hour, we'll go live with the Twitch stream, too! Thanks so much, everyone. Chris  (Read More)

Ask Us Anything and Watch Us Die!

May 5th - via:
Hey, friends! Tomorrow, we're going to share a few of the concept pieces we've been working on for our third level theme, the Arctic Cyberspace Datacenter. But first: It's 5:15PM EST as of this writing. In 30 minutes, we'll be going live with our... (Read More)

A Tune and a Thank You

May 1st - via:
Hey, friends -- today I'd like to share one of the tracks that the soon-to-be-legendary Brandon Ellis is composing for Echoes. It's called Firestorm, it's one of our in-game level themes, and it's awesome. (Firestorm brought Brandon to us, so we... (Read More)

BLITZ, ancient destroyer, prepares for battle!

April 29th - via:
Hello, backers! Today we're talking about our fourth and (at least, for awhile) final playable character, BLITZ. He's one of the few olderfolk to have survived this long in our friendly robot apocalypse, due in no small part to his scientific... (Read More)

Non-stop Infinite Echoes of Eridu

April 25th - via:
Hey, new best friends! I hope everyone's having an acceptable Friday with another weekend just around the corner (not that Saturday and Sunday really mean much to us anymore -- every day is "oh god where can we get more exposure" day here at... (Read More)

What's harder than being hardcore? Your save file being deleted.

April 21st - via:
Hey everyone! A small update today about a feature that'll be in game well before we make it to beta -- HARDHARDCORE mode (HHC, for short.  Name pending.) As you already know, when you die in an Echoes play session, your progress through that run is... (Read More)

Say hello to the JAM, the robocanine destruction machine

April 21st - via:
Hey, backers! We've got some great stuff to share today -- there'll be more on this in the near future, but we got really excited about our new character, the robocanine JAM, and wanted to share what we're working on. Every character we add to Echoes... (Read More)

Sound Designer AUSTIN SHANNON enters the fray!

April 16th - via:
Austin Shannon, Sound Designer, has been involved in numerous anime, cartoon, and video game projects. Most recently he was the main sound designer on South Park: The Stick of Truth. He loves the outdoors and exploring fringe ideas. And now he's part... (Read More)

Kickstarter Weekly vol. 23

April 16th - via:
Think Spelunky mixed with Mega Man X and you’ll have something pretty close to Echoes of Eridu. It’s an action platformer which apparently plays similar to the Mega Man X games, but comes with a lot of roguelike inspired features, including permadeath and procedurally generated levels. One of the core ideals behind the game is to make it as replayable as possible – you get new stages and challenges thrown at you in each playthrough, and you have multiple very different characters to choose from. (Read More)

Echoes of Eridu Takes Megaman X to the Next Level

April 15th - via:
I think it’s fairly accepted in the gaming community that Megaman X kicked (and continues to kick) total bum, but the main series itself was beginning to get stale. With the resignation of the original creator, the world needs someone to pick up the torch and create the spiritual successor to Megaman X that the world has been begging for. Batterystaple Games has launched a campaign on Kickstarter that is decidedly intended as a second-coming of the Megaman X glory, Echoes of Eridu. (Read More)

Post-PAX & Back to Work

April 13th - via:
Hey, do you like old-school Megaman?  (I think I may have said this phrase over a thousand times last weekend.) We just got back from PAX East, and while we take a single day away from making this game great for you all, I wanted to take a few... (Read More)

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