Sci-Fi Indie Platformer Wants To Be The Next Flashback

This one's also inspired by Heart of Darkness and Another World—with the latter serving as inspiration for Flashback itself. You could say it's a game inspired by a game inspired by Another World. But that would sound silly.

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The Way (no relation to the similarly-named classic RPG Maker Game) tells the story of a space explorer trying to resurrect his lost beloved. To do this, he searches for the secret of eternal life on an alien planet. A gorgeous but dangerous alien planet, as the trailer shows:

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The game's Kickstarter campaign page says that the developers are aiming to catch both the spirit and the gameplay of Flashback and co—so the focus is on surviving and exploring on an unknown planet, battling aliens and solving puzzles on the way. The trailer also seems to give off the same vibes as Flashback did with its unique atmosphere, which is quite promising.

The Way has a month to collect $15,000 CAD on Kickstarter, which certainly isn't a far-fetched goal. Should the campaign succeed, the game will be released on PC in September.

The Way [Kickstarter]

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Spike Spiegel

Heart of Darkness is one of my favorite games, anyone who has not played it should do so. I think it's one of the most under appreciated games ever, and it even has awesome music composed by Bruce Broughton (who also did the music for Tiny Tunes).

I of course played Another World as well, so this game might be up my alley.