February 12, 2016

New Blip: Spark the Electric Jester

Spark the Electric Jester, from Felipe Ribeiro Daneluz, a.k.a. LakeFeperd, draws its inspiration from the 16-bit mascot era when every wacky character under the sun was given a starring role in a colorful and cartoony platformer, although the most obvious influence is the Sonic the Hedgehog series, particularly with the game's sloped surfaces and emphasis on high-speed movement. Prior to this game's development, LakeFeperd actually created several Sonic fan games, including Sonic Before the Sequel and Sonic After the Sequel, games which took place before and after Sonic 2, as well as Sonic Chrono Adventure. But this new adventure is not a Sonic clone... Just like Freedom Planet before it, it shares a number of Sonic influences but has new gameplay.

Spark is a jester who finds himself out of a job after robots take over the world, and so he sets out to get his revenge and destroy them all. Spark can change colors to gain new abilities and is able to take down enemies with melee weapons, projectiles, and good old fashioned spin dashing, and he also gets to ride a cool jet-powered hoverboard.

The game is headed to PC and Mac in Q2 2016. A 3-stage demo is available on the game's Kickstarter page.

To find more promising 2D games currently under development, be sure to check out our Master List.


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