Kick it to the Goal: ‘Mark of the Old Ones’
If thereâ€™s any Kickstarter video game project that deserves your attention itâ€™sÂ Mark of the Old Ones. Developed by small indie studio, Hit the Sticks, this incredibly unique Metroidvania is sure to please even the most hardcore fan of the genre.Â
â€œDown, down, down. Deeper and deeper. Below the mountain lies Namaset, a cavernous metropolis, built for Kraal, a great and eternal being. Yet Kraal’s throne is grim. Namaset is a shunned and long banished civilization; banished for a grudge born out of malevolence and love. It falls to you, Mogal, powerful in your own right, to unwind the mistakes of eons past.â€
Mark of the Old OnesÂ is a gorgeous Metroidvania style game featuring physics-based platforming set in an incredible H.P. Lovecraft inspired world. The art direction and music are fantastic, immediately separating this game from the pack. The gloomy soundtrack complements the dark-toned world, which is said to be “full of ghastly horrors and wondrous beauty”.
The gameplay, where the player controls a creature called Mogal, looks unique and fun. Using both analog sticks the player controls the tendrils, which can be used to direct, fling, and push Mogal around the world.Â
Weâ€™re excited for this game because of how criminally underrated the Metroidvania genre is; it’s a genre we love and could always use more of. The gameplay is truly innovative and looks genuinely fun. No to mention itâ€™s impossible not to be blown away by the incredible presentation.
For more information and a look at the game in action, please visit the official Kickstarter page.
Letâ€™s work together to help this amazing game see the light of day!