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Dec. 4, 2012 8:30 am

Planet iO Entertainment’s ‘Gauntlet-style’ multiplayer game needs $8K: Kickstarter of the Week [VIDEO]

Kickstarter of the Week is a new regular series highlighting the technology, creative and innovation Kickstarter campaigns in Baltimore that might be worth your support. See others here. Game design studio Planet iO Entertainment‘s new game, “Ancient Axes: Heroes on Paper,” is inspired by the “successful couch and arcade co-op” games from the 1980s like ”Gauntlet” and “Teenage […]

Kickstarter of the Week is a new regular series highlighting the technology, creative and innovation Kickstarter campaigns in Baltimore that might be worth your support. See others here.

Game design studio Planet iO Entertainment‘s new game, “Ancient Axes: Heroes on Paper,” is inspired by the “successful couch and arcade co-op” games from the 1980s like ”Gauntlet” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” according to its Kickstarter page.

To finish the game, however, the studio needs $8,000.

Donate to Planet iO’s Kickstarter campaign.

Players, in either single-player or multiplayer mode, control a team of axe-throwing heroes on a quest to defeat monsters. According to Planet iO’s Kickstarter page, the original iteration ”of ‘Ancient Axes’ was created in 2008 by a collaboration of game design students from the University of Baltimore and the Image Campus of Argentina.”

A demo of “Ancient Axes” is available, although all this reporter has been able to figure out is how to toss axes rapid-fire style by slamming down a computer’s space bar repeatedly.

Watch Planet iO Entertainment’s Kickstarter video:

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Andrew Zaleski

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