Do you love films like The Goonies, Back to the Future, and Weird Science? The 1980s were rife with films which offered likable lead characters getting into incredible adventures and messing with science beyond their control. Crossing Souls is an upcoming game which looks to channel the framework of “kids saving the world” but with its own take on things. In this title, five children are hanging out together when they discover a strange pyramid-shaped object. As kids do, they start messing around with the device. They quickly discover that it has the power to open up different layers of reality such that they can see ancient dinosaurs or Civil War battles.
Crossing Souls’ gameplay inspiration also hails from the 80s. The biggest is The Legend of Zelda, which this title borrows its 2D perspective and action RPG gameplay from. However, there are still some differences to note. Because there are five characters there’s a bit more strategy involved in battles. During a fight you can switch between the cast of kids and each has their own specialty/weapon. As with most RPGs you’ll also need to talk with NPCs (both in the “real” world and alternate time dimensions) to help solve puzzles or receive quests.
Aside from using pixel art, the visuals also are sure to utilize bright pinks and blues to recall the ‘color scheme’ of the era. There are also cutscenes which nearly look like the many cartoons on air at the time. You can help support Crossing Souls reach its $45,000 goal. If this is reached players will have access to the game on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
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