Blasphemous is an interesting concept. It takes the Dark Souls/Bloodborne genre and thrusts it into a 2D non linear world.
Some might say that the entire appeal of Dark Souls was roaming the 3D environments and maneuvering around a boss to fight them. But Blasphemous tosses out the window and retains the amazing world design.But it does this all in pixel-art form. And this is what really caught a lot of peoples eyes. The pixel art is just staggering. I cannot even begin to imagine the amount of time and effort the artists at The Game Kitchen put into this.
The Art of Blasphemous
Blasphemous- as mentioned before was noticed because of it’s art. The game takes on this gritty and dark fantasy world and brings it to life with such amazing art. The rich atmospheric backgrounds of Blasphemous are something to behold. Every background we’ve seen yet manages to completely encapsulate the player. The game is a bloody and gritty adventure set in a fantasy world so much of the backgrounds are the same. There are no bright colors or anything too flashy but everything still catches your eye. The backgrounds go on far and show us how huge the world is.
The character design is what actually takes the cake here. Now the main character( who remains un-named) has an amazing design. Very reminiscent of the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz. If the Tin Man was a satanic murdering psychopath.
We get a better look at our protagonist in a cut-scene.
The bosses of Blasphemous are downright epic. Satanic is a word i think would best describe them. Seriously the creatures and things The Games Kitchen have come up with are really disturbing. It would not be untruthful to say that the artists tried their hardest to make the bosses an unsettling as possible
What the &$%* right?
These bosses are only just some of the ones we’ve been shown. Who knows what else they’ve come up with
Blasphemous Kickstarter Success Story
Blasphemous initially started out with a goal of $50,000. But it destroyed that goal and 17 of it’s 18 stretch goals. It should be noted that Blasphemous gained all of its $50,000 funding in under 24 hours.
The game currently has amassed $333,246 and is still continuing to gain more funding.
Blasphemous has an expected delivery date of March 2019 and will be coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Linux.