Bold Game Studio, founded by programmer Kyle Thomson, has been working on Jessie Jaeger In Cleopatra’s Curse, a new Metroidvania-styled exploration platformer set in a deadly temple. Now its Kickstarter campaign has begun, and will be running through October 16.
The intrepid explorer Mr. Jaeger thought he’d uncovered the archaeological find of a lifetime, but he didn’t count on the mummies rising for revenge. Now he’s trapped, and it’s up to Jessie Jaeger, his own granddaughter, to set him free. Search over 400 rooms, uncover hidden secrets and battle against six fearsome bosses.
This is one of those new projects for retro consoles, and while most folks tend to stick to just one, Bold Game Studio has developed Cleopatra’s Curse for both the Sega Genesis and the Turbografx-16. Both are essentially the same game with no major differences.
- 480 rooms to explore!
- 6 Unique boss fights!
- Two different endings!
- Three different weapons!
- Many items to collect and secrets to find!
- Redbook Audio support using the Sega CD!
- Save game support
- 6 Button Controller support for both Sega Genesis and Turbografx-16!
Jessie Jaeger In Cleopatra’s Curse is nearly complete (for this reason, there will be no stretch goals as they would delay the game). You can get a digital copy for a $15 pledge — choose between a Genesis ROM or a TG-16 HuCard ROM. Physical options include a pressed CD for the TG-16 Turbo Duo (or attachment) at $39, a Genesis cart with save capability at $44, a boxed Genesis case with manual at $54, and a physical HuCard (who knew anyone made them anymore) at $78.
Depending on the option you pick, Cleopatra’s Curse will either be delivered later this year or early next year. Oddly, some of the physical versions are listed as shipping ahead of the digital version’s release.