Attack helicopters saving the world? EA's Desert Strike took the 16-bit era by sandstorm back in the day, but it has long since languished back at base. Nice Touch Games present a "love letter" to those days.
Killstorm is their Kickstarter project for an isometric copter pilot game for PC, Mac and touch screen. They want to capture the "classic gameplay, camera angle and action" of yore.
Modern controls and visuals are needed for today's hovering bullet dispenser, and UK-based Nice Touch Games reckon they've the choppers to do it with vets from Criterion and Sony.
"Killstorm is our love-letter to the classic action games of the 16-bit era. We wanted to play this game for a long time and no one else was making it - so we decided to build it ourselves! In this reimagining we are committed to keeping the classic gameplay, camera angle and action, but with modern controls and visuals," reads the Kickstarter.
"We want to make an updated classic for a new era of gaming, and we have worked hard to show some great assets for this campaign. We are coming to the Kickstarter community because we want your input; we want this to be a game that you want to play too." The studio actually have a of Killstorm to play.
The UK team also dismiss any 'freemium' plans as they want a "quality, premium game." No paying for levels or ammo.
Thecampaign is asking for £10,000 to be a success with a full month to go.
Killstorm Kickstarter is "love-letter" to 16-bit Desert Strike
28 March 2014 | By Simon Priest