Developer Buddy System has announced that its arcade style, 2D platformer Little Bug has taken to crowdfunding and investing platform: Fig.
Praised for its “intuitive twin stick gameplay and creepy-cute aesthetics” Little Bug follows the story of Nyah, who is lost in a darkening woods. Alone after her mother vanishes, Nyah finds strength in a powerful spirit she can control with her mind. She’ll need to channel and master her new telekinetic ability in order to navigate through the surreal world between life and death she finds herself in.
With Little Bug’s twin stick control system, you can (and will) simultaneously guide both Nyah and her companion spirit. According to Buddy System, their connection is a multi-situational tool that allows “creative gameplay and fast-paced puzzles.”
The game also boasts the following features:
Interact with friendly spirits who also share a mind connection…
Collect a variety of all new living – and dead items for your jar…
Play local co-op with a friend!
Explore secret areas.
Blast through new obstacles, like melting barriers and movable objects.
Experiment with new abilities for Nyah.
Discover the fate of Nyah’s mom as you play through the full story.
Face off against an expanded cast of restless spirits and more!
According to the game’s Fig page, the full game will contain “considerably expanded visuals,” including a Nyah remodel, and new hand-drawn sprite animations and environment details.
If you’re torn on whether or not you want to support the game — or you just want to try it out — you can download a free demo right now over at Game Jolt.
The campaign is scheduled to end on February 9, 2017 at 6pm PST. At the moment of writing this, the project has already achieved 44 percent of its $35,000 USD goal. If the game raises over $45,000 USD it will come to PS4 and Xbox One, if not, it will arrive only on PC and Mac.
Below, you can check out the game’s new trailer: