Magical Game Factory has launched a Kickstarter page for a high-definition remake of its 2010-released Sega Mega Drive and Genesis homebrew game Pier Solar and the Great Architects, which it labels “the biggest 16-bit RPG ever.” It will launch for Xbox 360, PC, Mac, Linux, and (unexpected console incoming!) Sega Dreamcast. The developer told us a PlayStation 3 version “will become an option” if “certain funding goals” are reached.
The game follows the story of Hoston, a young botanist on a journey with his friends Alina and Edessot to find a rare herb and save his father from a mysterious illness. This quest, however, is just the beginning of a greater journey, which will unravel both his father’s past, and the mysteries of the Pier Solar and Great Architects.
Pier Solar HD is ‘simply a redo of the graphics in high definition’ and ‘re-release through different platforms’. There will be “some new things here and there,” according to the developer, such as Xbox 360 achievements. To do this, Magical Game Factory is seeking $139,000 in funding.
Rewards for funding range from a copy of the game on any platform (starting at $15) to physical collector’s editions (starting at $125), themed Dreamcast systems, arcade sticks, and more (starting at $500). Pledge your support here.
View the first screenshots at the gallery.