Indie publisher The Retro Room and game developer Steven Long have announced a brand new platformer adventure for the original Game Boy, Gelatinous: Humanity Lost, and it will be headed to Kickstarter for funding on September 16. A prototype of the game is actually already finished, so funding collected will go toward physically manufacturing it. Gelatinous: Humanity Lost is inspired by Castlevania, Mega Man, and Metroid, and its Kickstarter trailer teases seven areas to explore in glorious Game Boy detail, including “a journey through Aztec pyramids, into forgotten laboratories, down a dangerous jungle river, and right into the belly of a beast.”
You begin the game with no abilities whatsoever, unable to attack or even jump, but eventually you will get gelatinous powers of some kind. A prototype of a playfully named “GameBro” Game Boy box has been shared, and this standard version of Gelatinous: Humanity Lost will go for $50 USD on Kickstarter. Early-bird backers will receive a discount and expedited shipping on it though.
If you’re interested in the game, maybe bookmark the Kickstarter page and give yourself a reminder next week when it goes live. This game is actually part of an ongoing trend of retro titles heading to Kickstarter, as Infinity on Game Boy Color is currently enjoying a massively successful campaign and Goodboy Galaxy on Game Boy Advance (and Nintendo Switch) is doing well too.