April 9, 2017 12:30 PM | Julia Couture
Tangledeep, a roguelike RPG in development, is a blast from the past that draws inspiration from the SNES era. At first glance, the art style grabbed me and as I watched the trailer, the music reinforced that this would be a game to keep an eye on.
Tangledeep is a procedurally-generated game that allows players to build a unique experience on every playthrough. Upon starting the game, you will have the option to choose between 12 jobs that all have their own design and perks. On top of this selection, you can also choose two feats for your character that help you tackle the enemies while dungeon-crawling.
The game's Kickstarter was offered so that people could help turn Tangledeep from an amazing game into something legendary. The main goal of the Kickstarter was to help polish the game (not to help finish it) and even allowed the game to feature guest composers, with Hiroki Kikuta (Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, etc) and Grant Kirkhope (GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee, etc) composing for the game. The Kickstarter has met its first funding goal, and has added further stretch goals to bring even more depth to the game.
Tangledeep caters to players who may enjoy modern music in games, rather than 16-bit style, as well. The developer has said that he wants to have two sides of the soundtrack available - traditional SNES style, as well as orchestrated versions.
There is so much that Tangledeep has to offer between this extremely promising soundtrack, nostalgic art style, and exciting dungeon crawling experience that I hope the Kickstarter continues to be funded so it can create a truly magnificent experience. I highly recommend that anyone who is even slightly curious go try their pre-alpha build on their Kickstarter.