Kickstarter has become more and more popular among indie game developers recently, and now indie programmer Uncade has taken to the site. His game, Another Castle, is essentially a quirky exploration in replayability. It's a fun little platformer that contains randomly generated levels and overworlds, with a generic objective: to find a magical item. Every time you reach the end, the item you're looking for isn't in the castle, but you unlock it for your next playthrough, meaning that every time you play Another Castle, the game grows a bit.
The name is obviously a nod to the classic Super Mario Bros., and it looks like the entire game is trying to harken back to that age of just pure, fun gaming, before we had to worry about plots and graphical fidelity and all these other things that get in the way of just enjoying a game. Uncade has a lot of experience in making small games for mobile devices, but he's hoping that this project will show that he's capable of making a larger experience.
And larger is definitely a good word for it.
The amount of content Uncade is hoping to add is impressive; if he receives enough funding, he plans to add mounts and three extra playable characters, for example. Other than that, all of your standard items make an appearance: weapons, consumables, magic, all of your classic standbys make an appearance. While Another Castle may not be the most groundbreaking of indie titles, it looks like a fun distraction that will take a long time to grow old, so why not throw him a few bones? 10 bucks gets you a copy for your computer, and $15 snags you a Wii U copy, so if you think you'd be interested in buying the game, why not put the money down now to help it get made?