Skeletal doctors, radiation, near countless weapon customization. Isn’t that why we all got into gaming in the first place? Even if it wasn’t, you have to appreciate what the team at Spooky Ghost Studio are trying to accomplish with Doctor Radio’s Immersive World. This open world side scrolling platformer features the good Doctor Radium Steppohnovich, action scientist, working his way through some pretty slick looking levels. Lacking any special powers, the player must combine various elements found from dead enemies and the environment to create customized weapons. This “Wizard Guntronica” allows you to build “millions of guns”, according to the developers. Sound a little too optimistic to be true? Check out their funding video for yourself and see how passionate this team is. Go for the passion, stay for the retro futuristic techno babble.
The video, as well as the funding page, contain a ton of information about the games’ lore, the cast of characters, and the direction they want to go with the game. Frankly, it may be a bit much to take in. The game world appears to have been thoroughly thought out, so it’ll undoubtedly provide a rich experience. The graphics themselves are looking solid, even if some of the gameplay is still looking rough. But with an earliest possible release date of 2015, there’s a ton of time to get it all perfect. Check out the alpha gameplay footage below :
Some other worthwhile points from the funding page :
- Operate a massive arsenal of modular weapons, customizable to different play styles.
- Harness the power of radiation to slay enemies, plot sensitive characters, innocent bystanders or even unlock doors.
- Collect loot to build weapons with exploding shovels, gravity rays, mods, and AIs for your guns!
- Achievements reward the player with additional game features like skins, guns, titles, and other fabulous prizes.
Funding for Doctor Radio’s Immersive World is running until October 9th, with a pledge goal of $250,000.