20XX Soon To Enter Beta and Available on Steam
Inspired by the Mega Man X series
Do you like Mega Man?
Of course you do! Who doesn’t?! (Desirai doesn’t know she likes them…shh) Well, fellow fan Chris “CK” King of BatteryStaple Games loved the X series so much, he set out to make a game of his own that throws some props to it. Enter 20XX (Steam Link).
A little Backstory:
Back in 2013, Chris “CK” King set out to re-imagine a fan favorite from the Mega Man series. A Kickstarter was launched in May of 2014 and was a success with 574 awesome fans. I am sad that I was not one of them; I had not heard of this until last week. After Re-Naming the game 20XX (from Echoes of Eridu), CK joined the Fire Hose accelerator Program and is on track to fully launch later this year.
Steam Gameplay Trailer
Gameplay inspired by the Mega Man X series, of course
Beautifully hand drawn 2D graphics
Prodecurally generated levels with roguelike mechanics (I’m not completely sure what this means, but it sounds awesome)
2 player co-op gaming in addition to single player (2 player Co-OP… WHATT!!)
Over 100 collectible weapons, items, and power ups
You want it now, right? I know I do. Soon as we get our streaming PC, this WILL be added to my library. Priorities, yo.
But for YOU? You can get Early access NOW on Steam for $11.99. If you wait until release (the Steam thing says 11/25/14… but I’m guessing it’ll be 11/25/15?), it’ll be $15. Why the jump? If you get it now, it’s still in Alpha phase; IT’S NOT DONE YET. So you’ll be helping them iron out the kinks, essentially.
I wanna see your thoughts on it. Comment, and let me know. If you play it, PLEASE tell me how awesome it is so I can live vicariously…
UPDATE: 20xx is leaving alpha and entering beta Tuesday September 15th, 2015.