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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Little Nemo And The Guardians Of Slumberland

Welcome to the Crowdsourcing Mornings segment!  Every weekday morning, Geek Alabama talks about and features one crowdsourcing project from crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.  The hope with Crowdsourcing Mornings is to feature and help a project be successful and reach its fundraising goal.  Please enjoy today’s featured project!

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Little Nemo and the Guardians of Slumberland takes the retro NES-era platformer gameplay of Capcom and Nintendo favorites and brings it to a vast, non-linear world that has been lovingly hand-animated frame-by-frame. You’ll explore as you collect new ability-granting toys and PJs, discover enchanting lands inspired by Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo comics, and encounter a colorful cast of characters — all through the nostalgic lens of an ‘80s/’90s kid.

The target release date is the end of 2023, launching on Nintendo Switch and Windows via Steam and itch.io.

Slumberland, the wonderous world of dreams, has been besieged by the mysterious Oblivion, which threatens to destroy this precious world and its inhabitants. It’s up to you, Nemo, to save them! Explore Slumberland and collect your toys to become more powerful, enlist the help of colorful characters, and push back the Oblivion.

When I started working on Little Nemo, I was heavily inspired by games and comics from my childhood such as Super Metroid, Mario 2, Simon’s Quest, Yoshi’s Island, and Calvin & Hobbes. Modern hand-drawn games such as The Dragon’s Trap and Hollow Knight helped illustrate just how much I could push the visual boundaries of a 2D platformer.

As of June 15th, this project has raised $38,000 of their $65,000 goal. This project has 15 days left to raise the $65,000 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $20, you will get one digital game copy.  For a pledge of $35, you will get one digital game copy, digital soundtrack, and digital artbook.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/diesoft/little-nemo?

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