Contra meets Minecraft in a WW2 inspired steampunk world. All that’s missing are 2D retro pixel graphics we’d have a stew of every cool gaming element going right now. Oh wait, it’s got pixely graphics too.
Snowed In Studios is a team of industry vets that decided to toss everything into the pot and their game, Windforge, is what came out. In addition to the Contra and Minecraft elements, Windforge is a story driven RPG which features a finger wagging story sure to put shame in the heart of any professional whalers out there.
True to its Minecraft roots, Windforge features large procedurally generated worlds that are complete destructible. Players can build customized flying ships to explore the world and collect resources to craft items. If you’re lazy, like me, you can simply buy the items from within the game. Don’t worry, there doesn’t appear to be a trace of real world money happening here.
The danger with something like Windforge is that just because a game has several cool elements, that doesn’t mean the overall result is worthwhile. However, the good news is that the numerous gameplay videos of Windforge make it look rather enjoyable. Check it out for yourself on the games’ Kickstarter page. You can find those additional gameplay videos on the Windforge Steam Greenlight page.
The Kickstarter campaign for Windforge runs until December 6th and has a funding target of $50,000.