Who doesn’t like robots, right? They’re great, and if the future promised to me by 80’s sci-fi ever really comes, we’ll have a robot for everything by the year 2001. Wait… Okay, so that may have been an inaccurate prediction, but when reality fails us, we can always turn to video games where robots are not only real (in some sort of useful sense outside of manufacturing), but also kick total ass all the time (in a less useful, but completely awesome way).
Meet Engauge, a 2-D platformer with a lot to show off. First thing you’ll probably notice is the stunning main character, a towering hunk of blue metal that’ll make even the most stalwart refrigerator swoon. He is simply striking, but as handsome as our protagonist is, we can’t ignore some of the more exciting gameplay elements. You have your 2-D platformer staples like collectibles and secret areas, along with brawling elements and abilities that change with your equipment. There will be opportunities to test your skills platforming, exploring, and fighting many well-designed and varied enemies. Your available abilities will be derived from cores, special items that are each assigned a primary or secondary attack. You can mix and match these to facilitate your own play style, and experiment with different combinations to see what packs the most punch.
Engauge isn’t asking for too much cash, so if you like what you see, you can donate to the Kickstarter and help Toastie Republic meet the $50,000 goal to make this game as big and amazing as it can be. The artwork is fantastic, the music is epic, and the gameplay videos look like a fun combination of rail grinding, face punching, and platform jumping.
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