Releasing a new video, independent game developer Black Forest Games
has launched a Kickstarter campaign
for its multiplayer co-op game Ravensdale
. Backer rewards include the digital version of the game, and many more items that are available only by backing the game on Kickstarter.
Ravensdale is based on classic arcade shooters like Contra and Metal Slug, but focuses heavily on co-op interactions between players. For example, while you rapidly pull yourself towards and past your buddies, they block projectiles heading your way and feed an overdrive mode to boost the entire team. Positioning is important in Ravensdale, and situations keep shifting depending on enemy spawns and attacks, your weapon loadout, what you kill or destroy and when, moving parts of the level and what your buddies are doing, should you have some at your side.