There are two types of genres that are popular with us, the adventure types and the platformers. So the latest Kickstarter of 'Charlotte's Dream' developed by Robert Guiscard certainly fits in the adventure category. But what makes this game really stand out and it's not just the retro inspired graphics, was the fact that this game actually began it's life on the Commodore Amiga when the developer was just 12 years old. Now many years later, he has once again started work using the original game files, but starting from scratch to bring this adventure title to PC, MAC and Linux through Steam but with more modern game mechanics and controls.
Charlotte's Dream is about a young girl named Charlotte, who barely escapes with her life after a tragic car accident. Haunted by guilt over the death of her brother, she becomes trapped in a dangerous and surreal dream world. The only escape from this place seems acceptance, and making peace with her darker self. She must face her deepest fears and uncover the truth that she has denied herself. But things are not always as simple as they seem, and the game takes a darker turn when Charlotte explores a far more intriguing question: Could it be that her brother is still alive?
You can certainly see that this game has that Amiga originality, it has the detailed charm of the 90's classics while almost looking like a direct inspiration to the classic game of Goblins. But as is the case with it being more than just an old time classic touch up; Charlotte's Dream will feature multiple solutions to puzzles, no need for walkthroughs, a levelling system, crafting, a time freeze mechanic, a gorgeously pixelated world map, lots of replay value with multiple endings and a female protagonist with a lengthy story full of twists.
However It's just a shame that the developer never actually finished it on the Amiga, but with that said I have a massive respect for developers bringing games from classic platforms over to the more modern but remaining true to their retro gaming roots as possible. Currently this Kickstarter has only raised €1,115 pledged of a €20,000 goal, but with 49 days to go there is still every chance of a success.