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Renegade Kid reveals “Xeodrifter” for the 3DS eShop

Posted on August 4, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS eShop, News

Renegade Kid’s newest 3DS project, “Xeodrifter”, has been revealed tonight.

Here’s what we know:

– Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham “got a bee in my bonnet to make a metroidvania game”
– Treasurenauts is still happening
– Renegade Kid not working on Cult County or the previously-announced Razor game
– Xeodrifter started out when Watsham mocked up a 2D demake of Moon Chronicles for fun
– He liked the results, but sat on the mock-up for a few months
– The idea of the 2D space game came back to him one day and he wanted to act on his interest
– This is how Xeodrifter was born
– Separate from Moon Chronicles, not related to it at all
– Xeodrifter is a separate character/story
– Renegade Kid will return to Treasurenauts once Xeodrifter is done
– Game tells the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a mission of exploration
– Players join the nomad as he embarks on the exploration of small cluster of four planets in the omega sector, after a collision with a rogue asteroid damages his warp drive
– A scan of the neighboring planets reveals a number of energy signatures on the planets that may provide the special material needed to fix his warp drive and get back to cruising through the cosmos
– Xeodrifter is intended to be a small, bite-sized experience, much like Ikachan in terms of scope
– There will be secret goodies located off the main path to keep the thorough gamers among us busy for a little longer
– Layout of the levels finished as of July 1 to provide a playthrough of the entire game from beginning to end, in rough format
– No enemies are functional yet
– The player can traverse from level to level at the moment
– The foreground layers are scaled up 200% so each pixel is larger than the default 1:1 pixel size
– The layers in background are at 100% scale
– This gives a great sense of depth and also allows the player to exist in the background without having to be scaled or redrawn to “look” smaller
– When in the background, he “is” actually smaller
– Renegade Kid is going for a NEO-NES look with the limited color usage
– Also using the NES palette to give it that familiar aesthetic


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