Hyper Sentinel reached its funding goal on Kickstarter yesterday with 18 days left to go. This amazing feat was met with a funding goal of $18,641. While this is low for many of the Kickstarter-funded games we’ve been seeing these last few years, it’s a welcome change, and they are still managing to give you quite the bang for your buck.
Hyper Sentinel is a modern take on a classic genre, the space shooter. You start the game off in your Sentinel Fighter and have to take out a variety of henchman and boss spaceships while collecting power-ups. Though this is standard fare for games of this genre, that’s exactly what the game’s backers hope to get, another genre classic.
The Stretch goals aren’t that lofty, consisting of a variety of graphics filters to make the game appear as though it’s being played through a CRT or on a Commodore 64. But considering that it will already be released to every console, PC, and smartphone, those are just the icing on the cake. Even the 4 people that bought the Amazon Fire phone will be able to play it since it will be on Amazon Apps.
Of course, if you’re the kind of gamer that prefers physical media, they’ve got you covered. The limited edition of the game (which you can get by pledging 45 GBP) comes with the game on a USB drive that’s made to look like an old cassette tape with a certificate of authenticity.
The team responsible for Hyper Sentinel is lead by Jonathan Port with help from legendary game designer Andrew Hewson, the mind responsible for games like Uridium, Nebulus, and Cybernoid which recently launched on Nintendo’s Virtual Console.
There is no mention of a release date yet, but a highly polished demo is available to play now here. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more, hit us up in the comments and let us know what you think.