New Gameplay Trailer Debuts for Poi

The Super Mario 64 inspired platformer shows off a new area for its Kickstarter campaign.

By Jon Stevens. Posted 08/26/2015 17:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Poi‘s developer, Polykid, has released a new trailer showing off new footage of the Mount Magma area of its game. If you haven’t been paying attention to its Kickstarter campaign, Poi is an indie 3D adventure platformer being developed for Wii U, and which is inspired by classic N64-style platformers like Banjo-Kazooie and Super Mario 64.

We already covered Poi earlier this month when the game first appeared on Kickstarter, but suffice it to say that with its colorful graphics, collectibles, and large open levels, it is clear that the developers are drawing inspiration from some of the great Nintendo 3D platformers of the past (something readily admitted by the developers). But with only one week left to reach its Kickstarter goal, Polykid still needs almost $59,000 for Poi to be funded.

While a number of game-related Kickstarters have come under scrutiny lately, unlike a number of these, Polykid hasn’t found a publisher to help it make the game if the Kickstarter doesn’t succeed. As such, if Polykid fails to reach its goal, Poi will likely see a similar fate to Shadow of the Eternals, the spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, which failed to raise the required funds for its development on two occasions and consequently sat in limbo for over a year.

If the above trailer has piqued your interest, you can find more information on the game, including how to back it, from its Kickstarter page here.

Source: Kickstarter

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