Another promising indie adventure will see the light of day thanks to crowdfunding, as the Norse-inspired Freja and the False Prophecy has exceeded its CAD$30,000 funding goal on Kickstarter.
The game reached that goal within the last 24 hours of the campaign, with a considerable increase in the number of backers occurring across the final few days. Despite today’s success, the project is still quite some time away from release, as the Kickstarter page estimates a January 2022 launch—three years from now.
Players will step into the shoes of the eponymous Freja, a shield-maiden from the frozen world of Norse mythology, whose raiding ship is destroyed one day, setting her on a path to discover what is wrong with the world.
Freja and the False Prophecy will take players through all of the Nine Realms, where she will battle against all manner of fantastic beasts.
As a 2D Metroidvania title, the game will be rife with secret area, platforming areas, and satisfying combat. Meanwhile, the hand-drawn art style is immediately eye-catching, reminiscent of Thunder Lotus Games’s debut effort Jotun.
For anyone interested, a demo for Freja and the False Prophecy is already available.