A few weeks ago Studio Mechka launched the crowdfunding campaign for its upcoming game Marko: Beyond Brave. The campaign is officially a success, hitting its funding goal yesterday. Now with eleven days to go, they’re working on the stretch goals.
In Balkan and Slavic folklore, there’s a legend of a medieval hero named Marko who possessed super-strength and roamed his kingdom battling enemies and saving the downtrodden. The Marko stories greatly resemble the superhero tales popular today, proving there are no original ideas, but the point is, Marko’s never had his own game until now. With courage as large as his mustache, he hops and bops through the metroidvania world of Zagora, solving puzzles, defeating bosses and upgrading his weapons and skills.
Traditional 2D art: Inspired by classic Disney cartoons all of our art is hand-drawn.
Challenging, but fair gameplay: Responsive controls, jump, fight and dash your way across challenges. Battle mighty foes and slay ancient evils.
Explore the vast land of Zagora: With over 15 hours of gameplay, the game aims to be a truly evocative experience.
Encounter mysterious characters: Drawing inspiration from both Balkan and Slavic folklore you will go face to face with fairytale creatures.
Upgradeable weapons: Find the missing parts and enhance all weapons, allowing you to go toe to toe with the most brutal of enemies.
Discover all secrets: Delve deep into the world and discover hidden areas and unspeakable treasures. Collect all the pieces and puzzle together an ancient mystery.
Marko: Beyond Brave costs as little as a $19 pledge for a digital copy. The soundtrack and some wallpaper can be added for $26, or you can throw in the artbook and a map of Zagora for $45. When it’s completed next February, Marko: Beyond Brave will be released for Playstation, XBox (specific consoles here are unspecified), Nintendo Switch and PC.
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