Uncategorized
Gaming

SMASHWORX new dungeon crawler [Crowdfunding]

SMASHWORX has a new game in the works that lets you be every hero you want to be.

Heroes switching for the player. From the SMASHWORX Kickstarter campaign page.

New York doesn’t have a triple-A game making company yet. The question is: will one move here, or will it arise here? We’d like to bet on the latter.

SMASHWORX is a company that has built some impressive games, and one of its creators, Nikita Mikros, is half the team behind Killer Queen Arcade (which is a smash hit … with local game lovers, anyway).

Now, SMASHWORX is working on a new game concept, The Hero TrapIf this game reminds you of Gauntlet with less pixelated graphics, it should. It’s an unabashed love letter to that classic arcade game, where you kind of loved every character, but you had to pick.

With The Hero Trap, though, you don’t really have to pick. You can switch between them. What else could better fit our present bubble? Pick whatever identity you like for as long as you like. It’s any way you want!

Get a download of the game a $12 pledge

If for no other reason, click the link above to see how effectively they used moving GIFs in their Kickstarter campaign.

A $250 pledge gets you a hand drawn portrait of yourself as one of the game’s heroes.

Check out the video below. If it looks good to you, the team also needs votes on Steam Greenlight.

Series: Brooklyn

Before you go...

Please consider supporting Technical.ly to keep our independent journalism strong. Unlike most business-focused media outlets, we don’t have a paywall. Instead, we count on your personal and organizational support.

3 ways to support our work:
  • Contribute to the Journalism Fund. Charitable giving ensures our information remains free and accessible for residents to discover workforce programs and entrepreneurship pathways. This includes philanthropic grants and individual tax-deductible donations from readers like you.
  • Use our Preferred Partners. Our directory of vetted providers offers high-quality recommendations for services our readers need, and each referral supports our journalism.
  • Use our services. If you need entrepreneurs and tech leaders to buy your services, are seeking technologists to hire or want more professionals to know about your ecosystem, Technical.ly has the biggest and most engaged audience in the mid-Atlantic. We help companies tell their stories and answer big questions to meet and serve our community.
The journalism fund Preferred partners Our services
Engagement

Join our growing Slack community

Join 5,000 tech professionals and entrepreneurs in our community Slack today!

Trending

Get a snapshot of Baltimore's latest housing, job and business trends with this new easy-access tool

Technically Media