Treasure Adventure World

Treasure Adventure World announces pre-order campaign

Treasure Adventure World announces pre-order campaign

Spiffy new trailer shows how it's been shaping up.

Earlier this year one-man indie developer Robit Studios, aka Stephen Orlando, announced that he was remaking his beloved freeware 2D exploration title, Treasure Adventure Game, as a commercial release, Treasure Adventure World. For the remake, he's collaborating with a couple of other indie developers at Chucklefish to spruce up the art and sound, and now the trio has announced a pre-order campaign for the fruits of their labour.

Due for PC in late Q1 2014, the developer is now accepting pre-orders to help bolster its development budget. For $10 you'll get a copy of the game upon its release, as well as a Steam Key if the project is picked up on Steam Greenlight, $15 comes with the soundtracks for both the original game and the remake (the former being already available), and $30 allows users to access the behind-the-scenes development blog. Curiously, beta testing isn't currently listed as a reward, but the developer noted in its FAQ that it's considering adding that.

The proceeds from this campaign will add such things as retro costumes to the game, though that's the only announced stretch goal so far at $50K. That seems weak for a that much money, but it appears that the lion's share of donations will simply be to expedite the game's development.

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Treasure Adventure Game getting remade as Treasure Adventure World

Wind Waker-esque Metroidvania freeware game spruced up into a commercial release.

2011's free indie title Treasure Adventure Game was a well-received labour of love from Stephen Orlando, aka Robit Studios, that combined the bright, sea-faring setting of Wind Waker with a retro 2D Metroidvania design. It made a bit of a splash in the indie game community and now Orlando is remaking it in conjunction with developer Chucklefish as Treasure Adventure World.