Imagine a Mega Man game where your greatest asset is the ability to glitch the game to your advantage. Create platforms from your health bar; adjust enemy behavior on the fly; spawn clones of yourself anywhere and everywhere. This is the concept behind Glitch Warrior, a Mega Man-inspired action platformer by m07games.
Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, Glitch Warriors offers a unique twist to the tried-and-true Mega Man formula: glitch powers.
As described by the game's creators:
"Glitch Warrior is a 2D action game with an emphasis on precision platforming and game manipulating "glitches." Everything in the game, from enemy spawns to level loading, is controlled by a series of variables. The player is given the ability to manipulate these variables, resulting in unexpected activity that lets them bend the game to their will. As the game progresses the player gains access to new and more exciting types of glitches."
Glitch powers come with great responsibility, mind you. If you're not careful you might end up hindering your progress, like spawning multiple copies of a boss in the next room.
"The majority of what you see in Glitch Warrior, from spawns to which screen will load next, is stored in a series of memory banks. The game is constantly consulting these banks and the variables stored in them to determine what to do next. What the player is able to do, through a series of unlockable powers, is manipulate and swap around these variables."
In all, Glitch Warrior is about experimentation. No two playthroughs will be alike!
For more details on the game, head to the official Kickstarter!