Normally when you think of hell, the first things that come to my mind are lakes of sulfur and the anguished screams of the damned, that is, unless you’ve played Dante’s Inferno, in which case you probably think of Babies with Razors being fired from Cleopatra’s giant, purple breasts.
Thomas Brush’s Pinstripe appears to once again take players on a trip to the nine circles of hell in a 2D adventure game inspired by Dante’s Alighieri’s epic poem. Though this take is somewhat more accurate as hell is recreated as a cold, inhospitable Forest and our protagonist a former minister named Ted with a mysterious past. Ted is searching for his daughter Bo, who has been abducted by a mysterious being that claims to be God.
Jack of all trades developer Brush has been working on the project for four years, creating a beautiful word with distinctive characters and a haunting soundtrack, impressively all by himself.
However, like most promising indie titles these days, Pinstripe needs a little financial help to make it to the finish line and Brush has turned to Kickstarter in order to get the cash he needs in order to work on the project full time.
The good news is that it has already reached it’s modest funding goal of $28,0000 with 27 days to spare, though it’s not far away from reaching its next stretch goal to include full voice acting, which in a game like this can only make the experience even better. In short, the more Brush can raise, the better Pinstripe can be, and it’s already looking mighty fine indeed.
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