Video Game: Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter is an upcoming 2D Action RPG by Heart Machine, funded by Kickstarter and set to come out in early 2016.

You play as a Drifter of this world, collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. This particular Drifter suffers from a chronic illness, setting him on a journey to Find the Cure.

You can find the Kickstarter page here.

Hyper Light Drifter provides examples of:

  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: Finding all the secrets in the preview build unlocks a room with a white cape.
  • Badass Cape: The Drifter has an awesome looking mantle.
  • The Cameo:
    • The Drifter makes a cameo in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero for Kickstarter backers to that game pledging $12 or more, they would receive a code and they would meet him during Risky Mode to give her a quest, Risky would then receive the "Drifter Blade" after completing the quest.
    • Risky Boots from Shantae makes a cameo in this game.
  • Charged Attack: The rifle does more damage the longer it is held before firing.
    • One-Hit Polykill: It passes through enemies and can easily result in this on full charge.
  • Cool Sword: The Drifter's primary weapon is a Hard Light Laser Blade.
  • Dash Attack/Video Game Dashing: The Dash Module. A Multi-use gear that enables a triple speed dash; can be used to evade attacks, cut across gaps and chasms, break through certain blocks and rubble and even stun enemies.
  • Deflector Shields: The Drifter has one. A rechargeable Hard Light Diamond shield which offers total protection from attacks for a short burst of time. If timed correctly projectiles can be reflected back at enemies for extra damage.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: The protagonist is named for his profession.
  • Find the Cure: The Drifter's goal.