Tanglewood, a new original game for the SEGA Genesis (or Mega Drive, as it is known outside North America), has been in development for some time: we reported on the game’s early development on November 14, 2015. Well, the game has now reached a stage that the developers, Big Evil Corporation, feel that it is ready for a Kickstarter campaign.
The game is an original take on the classic side scrolling platform genre fused with puzzle elements and described by the developers as containing elements from classic Genesis titles such as Another World and The Lion King.
The player takes on the role of a young creature, Nymn, who has been separated from the rest of the pack. It is here that the player needs to guide Nymn through the many scary scenarios that present themselves throughout the world of Tanglewood, evading the many hostile predators.
The Kickstarter campaign target is for £48,000 (approximately $60,000) with the aim of a physical multi-region cartridge run, which will be compatible with PAL, NTSC, and NTSC-J Genesis and Mega Drive models. While the game’s main platform is the Genesis, it will also be available as a downloadable app on Windows, Mac, and Linux with an authentic Genesis gameplay. This app is also offered in the many reward levels.
There is a playable prototype of the game available from the Kickstarter page, which can be used on a compatible emulator or on the real hardware with a flash card such as the Everdrive.