Although it just appeared on Kickstarter, Hyper Light Drifter is already $17,710 into its $27,000 goal, and after having a look at its promo video it’s easy to see why.

The developers say it will let us “Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with unknown dangers and lost technologies. Inspired by nightmares and dreams alike.”


You’ll play as a drifter, a collector of things abandoned: forgotten knowledge, lost technologies, and broken histories.

The drifter you play as also suffers from an illness, and journeys into these forgotten lands searching for a cure as the mysteries of these old worlds call out from the rubble.


Hyper Light Drifter will be a 2D action RPG, which the developers say will be “something dark and fantastic, with giant forests to navigate, huge floating structures to explore, deep crumbling ruins to loot, massive throngs of enemies to rend, and behemoths both flesh and mechanical to overcome.”

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