PIXEL ART FOREVER! Now that I've got it out of my system, let me tell you about Maxwell Jensen's Kickstarter project called Crystal Catacombs. Max is currently sourcing for funds to the tune of $11k for hiring programmers and musicians to develop his upcoming action platformer, which is set to feature procedurally-generated dungeons to explore, dozens of weapons and inventory items to collect, stat-based character upgrade system, a rocking chiptune soundtrack, plus the gorgeous pixel art that can be previewed from the video embedded above.

Since no programmer has been hired yet, we don't get to see any of those sprites animated and in full motion. Hopefully that won't be a problem once the funding pledges start coming in for this promising project. Maxwell plans to release Crystal Catacombs for Windows initially, and if there's enough support for it the game might be ported to XBLA, PSN, iOS and Mac as well.