Legend of Zelda – inspired Animal Gods officially funded

Roughly a week ago, we informed you about a playable demo of independent developer Still Games’ Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds-inspired 2D top-down action/adventure role-playing game, Animal Gods. Now, the developer has send word Animal Gods has officially passed its first Kickstarter crowd-funding goal, meaning Wii U, PC, Mac, and Linux players will sometime in the future be able to enjoy it.

“We’re thrilled to have reached our funding target! The response from our backers has been amazing, and now that we are funded we’re excited to be able to make Animal Gods a reality,” said Peter Harmon, Game Designer for Animal Gods. “For the next 48 hours we’re going to be focussed on the stretch goals for the campaign and hoping we can take Animal Gods to the PlayStation 4!” In addition to the aforementioned good news, Animal Gods has also passed Steam GreenLight.

Animal Gods is an RPG set in the Bronze Age of Europe. Still Games’ latest tells the story of the rise of an unlikely hero, trying to save the world and free the¬†Animal Gods. In the game, players explore the ancient roots of European history, featuring massive 2D side-scrolling battles in the wonderfully-colourful and beautifully-ravaged setting of ancient Europe. The game is staged in an open-world backdrop, letting you explore dungeons and temples in any order. This starkly illustrated action-adventure is mastered in full-HD with hi-res. textures and dynamic lighting.

Still Games is an independent game studio started in 2013 by Kara Myren and Peter Harmon. The studio develops games from the edge of a cliff in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Its mission is to build fantastical worlds that support a gameplay-focused player-experience. As Harmon mentions above, a PlayStation 4 version will also be developed if the campaign reaches $45,000. Other stretch-goals include an unlock-able side-story or a harder mode.