Kickstarter is once again being used as a funding source for a platformer featuring a gnome… named Gnome.
Nubarron: The Adventure of an Unlucky Gnome, is a 2D Puzzle Platformer created by nastycloud, who is using Kickstarter as a way of funding the project. The game tells the story of Gnome and his dramatic companion, Cloud, as the former goes in search of his lucky hat throughout the forest.
In the game you play as Gnome with a Cloud hanging above who throws bolts of lightning at you, either killing you if you touch them, or helping you solve puzzles you encounter as you progress through the game.
The trailer for the Nubarron looks beautiful, and seems to have a unique story with an interesting concept. Its cartoonish art style hearkens back to the first Disney films.
Here is the story of the game as set out by nastycloud:
When we think of a fairy-tale forest, a warm and friendly feeling arises. It certainly smells like flowers in bloom and rainbows give color to every morning. Well that’s not the case in the Peaceful forest of the Deep Blue Sky. Something has brought trouble to the ever happy neighborhood. Something is terribly wrong with one of its inhabitants.
Gnome, one of the merry and lucky inhabitants of the forest, lost his lucky hat. This unfortunate event turns out to be a little bit more important than it may seem at plain sight. Gnome’s hat was the source of his luckiness and with it gone an unpredictable thing happened. The stormy Cloud formed on top of Gnome taking the place of his hat. This was no game. Cloud seemed to enjoy throwing lightnings at every single thing below her. And Gnome was no exception.
Gnome wanted his luck back. And so, a Shakespearean drama began…
Nastycloud has ambitions for this game to be the first in a series of stories set in this world. “We’re creating a bestiary look with short story fragments and sketches gathered by adventurous scouts that travelled across these lands”, reads the Kickstarter page.
Nubarron: The Adventure of an Unlucky Gnome currently has $1,799 of it’s $50,000 goal with 29 days to go, so if you want to be a part of the development of this indie with potential, then be sure to contribute before the deadline.