Despite giving your life on the field of battle, your work is not yet done. Prepare to rise from your grave and set right the wrongs of the living in the Olympia Rising, an 8-bit inspired action platformer with an emphasis on being airborne.

The aerial action put together by developer Paleozoic has a pretty fresh feeling even in its current early state, especially when compared to the usual sidescrolling retro titles we see regularly. You can jump all over the place, slashing through enemies all the while. Sometimes you'll need to outrun a rising pool of what looks like acid by jumping up a long level, lending some urgency to the task before you.

Check out the browser-based demo before deciding whether or not to support the game through Kickstarter or Greenlight. It's planned for release on Windows, Mac and Linux in December 2014.