With 20 days still remaining in the Kickstarter campaign, the crowd-funding drive for Hover: Revolt of Gamers has reached its 2nd stretch-goal, meaning the Jet Set Radio/Mirror’s Edge spiritual-hybrid will feature music from Hideki Naganuma.
Fusty Game is a small Indie development team based in France; the studio currently has an open Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming project, Hover: Revolt of Gamers. The open-world free-running game draws gameplay elements from the sleeper hit Mirror’s Edge, and features an art style very reminiscent of the Sega Dreamcast classic Jet Set Radio. In just under two weeks, Hover has already surpassed the initial funding goal of $38,000; earlier this week, the campaign reached its 2nd stretch-goal of $70,000, and is currently sitting at $73,582.
With wild visuals and Oculus Rift support, this vibrant parkour game will now feature music tracks created by Hideki Naganuma, as a perk for reaching the 2nd stretch-goal. Naganuma is the composer of the Dreamcast (and later XBLA and PC) title Jet Set Radio and its Xbox-exclusive sequel Jet Set Radio Future. When first introduced to the project, Naganuma said his relationship with Hover “was love at first sight”:
“It was love at first sight. Hover has hot graphics and a cool worldview. At first glance, I felt like I’d love to make music for Hover. This feeling’s been a long time since Jet Set Radio Future.”
As part of the first two stretch-goals, more characters have been added to the future release, along with a “Classic Mode” inspired by Jet Set Radio; players will have the ability to “tag” environments with graffiti during “anti-propaganda missions”. Extra “graffiti tricks” are planned, and will involve characters leaving behind their own individual graffiti on a wall after a performing a trick.
The Kickstarter campaign for Hover: Revolt of Gamers will be open until May 22. Currently, the title is projected to release in April 2015 for PC; a Wii U version will be added if the campaign reaches the stretch-goal of $100,000.