With three days left for Repugnant Bounty’s Kickstarter campaign, developer Starlab Games is already looking ahead to the future. After reaching $738 of the $4,063 USD ($908.29 of $5,000 CAD) goal, the campaign seems unlikely to be successful when it ends on June 27th. Here’s the message posted as a recent Kickstarter update:
Unfortunately, it does not look like we will reach our goal. That’s why I have created a Patreon instead! In hindsight, I probably should have done that instead… Here’s the link if you want to check it out! All future updates will be posted on the Patreon. See you there!https://www.patreon.com/repugnantbounty
When asked for comment, Starr at Starlab had this to say:
While writing up last week’s post on the Kickstarter for Repugnant Bounty, a new Metroidvania-like for Game Boy, I was able to get in touch with the developers at Starlab Games. They graciously agreed to answer some questions I sent over, and provided some brand-new music and screenshots (in color!)
I had the pleasure of hearing from Starr (founder), Taiki, Quait, and Colonel Panic. Their in-depth and thoughtful answers give a deep insight into the process behind bringing Repugnant Bounty to life. Check it out below!
A brand-new game for Game Boy has launched its Kickstarter campaign: Repugnant Bounty!
It is self-described by developer Starlab Games as a Metroidvania-style adventure “featuring a kick ass soundtrack, particle effects, parallax effects, environmental details (such as insects pollinating various plants amongst other things), and more.”
The spritework and environmental effects like falling rain in particular stand out as remarkable for the hardware. The art style also has to be commended for appearing to create a stark and stylish game despite the limitations.
21 backers have already pledged $458 USD ($553.29 CAD) towards its $4,143 USD ($5,000 CAD) goal, with 33 days left to reach it. If you’re looking for more information, of if you’d like to help bring this impressive-looking Game Boy game to life, you can head over to its Kickstarter page. You can also join the game’s official Discord to stay up-to-date on new developments.
An interview/Q&A with the developers behind Repugnant Bounty is coming exclusively to GameBoy.blog later this week.[Update: Published!] Let me know in the comments if there’s any questions you’d like answered!