He was a Skeler Boy, she said see ya…..leller, boy. ManiacBoyStudio is working on a horror adventure game with retro visuals that are honest enough to work on real hardware. The game has plans to be released not just for PC, but on the NES and Game Boy.
What’s the story here? What is a Skeler Boy? ManiacBoy says they aren’t ready to reveal anything about the narrative, including apparently the characters. But they say it’ll be a spooky story inspired by 70s and 80s horror classics like The Exorcist, The Shining, and The Never Ending Story (wait a minute…)
Here’s the truth about Skeler Boy, though: the Game Boy and NES versions will only become a reality if stretch goals are met. Game Boy will happen at the 10K stretch goal and NES will happen at the 30K stretch goal. And right now, the game hasn’t met its initial goal, so we can’t promise the other ports will be made. There is a feature planned for the PC version that we’re definitely getting, and it’s pretty unique as retro-styled games go: a 3D mode. We don’t mean the sprites will be scaled on a 3D plane. We mean the visuals will shift to red-and-blue anaglyph 3D, the kind used for movies and comic books in the 1950s.
You can secure your copy of Skeler Boy on PC and mobile (both are covered) with a $15 pledge. The pledge also includes your name in the credits and “PDF homemade anaglyph glasses,” however that works. You can’t get an actual pair of glasses for any pledge lower than the $66 tier (which also includes the game on a DVD-ROM). Fortunately, they’re pretty cheap if you look elsewhere.
The campaign for Skeler Boy will run until July 6.