A.N.N.E., a retro-styled open world "Metroidvania meets Gradius" title set on an alien planet. The game has been launched on and .
According to the developer, players will not only get to run and jump as one might in a platformer, but they'll also be able to fly their spaceship, The Great Whale. "Use your ship's powerful guns to dispose of large enemies that are blocking your path," states Gamesbymo, "(or) use your ship to move heavy physics-based objects in order to create your own platforms and access new areas! Use your imagination and carefully stack up physics-based objects or simply toss them towards enemies for maximum damage!"
The game will feature 8- and 16-bit style graphics, but will be high definition enough to look good on a 1280 by 720 screen.
The developer is going so retro that the physical game will come in a Super NES-style box, while other reward levels will include a USB gamepad that resembles a Nintendo controller.
A.N.N.E. is being released on PC for a December 2013 launch window; other platforms like Linux will be supported as stretch goals.
A.N.N.E. announced on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight
24 April 2013 | By JonahFalcon