Developer Interceptor Entertainment is looking to give you a fistful (and earful) of the 90s with their Kickstarter for Rad Rodgers; the campaign is almost 3 weeks in and yesterday they announced that they would be adding a physical soundtrack for the game for backers at the $45 USD level and higher. Composer Andrew Hulshut has perfectly encapsulated the pre-Y2K squeaky guitars, driving cords, and subtle synth in tracks with appropriate names like ‘Neon or Death’ and ‘Roots of Evil’.
The gameplay and style match this love for the 90s with colorful visuals (including explosions), Banjo and Kazooie like platforming (including explosions), and over-the-top dialogue (possibly about explosions). The story focuses on 12 year-old Rad Rodgers as he gets sucked into the land of ‘First World’ through his TV after he binges on oldschool video games. He’s accompanied by the profanity laden Dusty, an ancient console who dispenses quips from Rad’s knapsack.
From the nostalgic music to the collection of huge gems in a strange world, Rad Rodgers acts like a love letter to platformers of years past. The studio is hoping to raise $50,000 USD by October 6th while they sit at around $38,000 USD currently. The game will come to PC and PS4 in 2017 if successful and have Xbox One, Mac and Linux ports as stretch goals.
For complete disclosure I am a proud backer of this game and I hope that anyone who finds Rad Rodgers interesting gives this Kickstarter a closer look.