Spud's Quest Released

Inspired by retro classics like the Dizzy series, The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid
Created by Chris Davis for PC, Spud's Quest was successfully funded on Kickstarter in November 2012 and is hailed as an unofficial spiritual successor to the fondly remember Dizzy series. In the game, players take on the role of Spud and his friend Prince Charming, who has been cursed by an evil wizard and turned into a frog. The pair set on a journey to uncover four ancient elemental essences that have the power to banish the evil and remove the curse.
The gameplay is often referred to as a mix between The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and the Dizzy games. It contains the temples of Zelda games, the power-ups and abilities of Metroid, and the item-based puzzles of Dizzy.