Xixo Games Studio has announced that it is presently negotiating with a publisher and delaying its Kickstarter campaign for Enchanted Portals till additional notice.
Enchanted Portals created waves across social media when its Kickstarter trailer was released earlier this month, mainly due to harsh criticism relating to its similarities to Cuphead.
Public sentiment towards Enchanted Portals and developer Xixo Games Studio appears to have slightly shifted considering the fact that then, and the video has amassed more than 300 thousand views on YouTube.
On October 14, just below a month following the trailer was released, Xixo Games Studio took to the Enchanted Portals Facebook web page to clear up current assertions:
“Xixo Games Studio is a tiny indie studio of only two people today, Daniel (CEO, game director and programmer) and Gemma (artist and composer). Enchanted Portals is our really 1st game, we are each avid Cuphead fans and our initial thought was to make a game heavily inspired by it, not to attack it or compete with it, but to celebrate it and due to the fact we’d appreciate to see additional Cuphead-like games out there. We’ve place all our appreciate and care into this project, and it all comes from a spot of respect and admiration for the original.”
Daniel and Gemma go on to state that they have listened to criticism and will be generating an work to differentiate Enchanted Portals from Cuphead by “adding some additional original gameplay mechanics, a additional whimsical soundtrack that fits the setting, and as lots of other exclusive components as attainable.”
With so lots of writing the project off as a Cuphead clone, at least 1 publisher appears to have self-assurance in its good results.
On October 22, the duo behind Xixo Games Studio told its Facebook followers that they had been “in the middle of negotiations” with a publisher and, as a outcome, delaying their Kickstarter campaign “indefinitely.” Daniel and Gemma also expressed optimism about operating on Enchanted Portals sooner than they had initially planned.
This is definitely superior news due to the fact if all goes nicely, we could [start] operating on our game significantly sooner than anticipated, becoming in a position to solely concentrate on production and with a significantly larger scope than we previously believed attainable!
Funding for Enchanted Portals was supposed to commence nowadays, October 24, but will now take spot at a later date (if at all).
Considering the fact that announcing a possible deal with a publisher, comments on the game’s YouTube trailer and Facebook web page have turn out to be substantially tamer, with lots of people today displaying help and seeking forward to constructive news.
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