Mark of the Old Ones is a Metroidvandia physics-based 2D platformer with elements of Lovecraftian horror. If you like any or all of those things, you’re in for some good news! Developer Hit the Sticks has less than 72 hours left to go to get their project completely funded, and you can still chip in!
In Mark of the Old Ones, you control Mogal, an eldritch ball of tentacles than can interact with its environment in a variety of unique ways. Moving around in the game world, the cavernous metropolis of Namaset, looks totally fluid and dynamic. Instead of pre-baked animations, you reach out and interact with objects with your tendrils, allowing for a vast array of possibilities, for puzzle platforming.
Taking inspiration from titles like Metroid and Zelda, and borrowing the thematic principles of H.P. Lovecraft, this promises to be an interesting addition to the 2D puzzle platformer genre. On Hit the Sticks’ Kickstarter page, you can check out their trailer, some concept art, a preview of the game’s musical styling, a playable demo, and even a breakdown of the developer’s finances, which is always a good sign.
The project is about eighty percent fully funded, and if that doesn’t seem high enough for you, remember that the final days of a Kickstarter project are always the most powerful!
You can find the Kickstarter page for Mark of the Old Ones here: