Back in 2013, Chasm exceeded its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter. It has taken a while, but it looks like the action-adventure platformer is just about ready to finally release. While the developers had a functional demo out early on, the game has received a lot of polish since then.
In Chasm, players will explore dangerous environments in search of villagers that have gone missing from an old mining town. While the story plays out the same for everyone, the world features procedural generation which each journey is unique. However, the game’s engine pulls from rooms that the developers have painstakingly crafted to ensure that the adventure feels properly designed.
From the official site:
Welcome to Chasm, an action-adventure game in which you play a new recruit undertaking your first mission for the Guildean Kingdom. Thrilled to prove your worth as a knight, you track strange rumors that a mine vital to the Kingdom has been shut down. But what you discover in the mining town is worse than you imagined: The townspeople have begun to disappear, kidnapped by supernatural creatures emerging from the depths.
Honor-bound to solve the mystery and restore peace to the Kingdom, you embark upon an epic adventure, with deadly battles against cunning monsters, exploration of ancient catacombs and castles, and powerful new equipment hidden at every turn. Though the overall story is the same for all players, your hero’s journey will be unique: each of the rooms has been hand-designed, and behind the scenes Chasm stitches these rooms together into a one-of-a-kind world map that will be your own.
- Explore six massive areas procedurally-assembled from hand-crafted rooms
- Enjoy challenging retro gameplay and authentic pixel art (384×216 native res.)
- Battle massive bosses and discover new abilities to reach previously inaccessible areas
- Customize your character by equipping armor, weapons, and spells
- Coming to PS4/Vita and PC (Win/Mac/Linux via Steam and Humble)
Chasm does not have a definite release date yet. However, Bit Kid intends on having it launch in Summer 2018. The game will be available on PS4, PC, and Vita.