Gagame’s Hercules: The Untold Stories is a new 3D platforming, puzzle-solving, hack-and-slash game designed in a similar vein to the PS2’s God of War games. The title is currently wrapping up its Kickstarter campaign, where the developers just barely managed to squeeze by and complete their goal.
The game combines 3D side-scrolling platforming, platforming puzzles, traditional hack-and-slash gameplay, and a story based on the Greek legend.
The developers say that the game was inspired by classics like Prince of Persia and the old Tomb Raider games, along with Dynasty Warriors.
You can see what the gameplay is like wit hthe trailer below.
In addition to the standard-fare gameplay, there’s also a time-swap system that allows you to travel back and forth between the past and the present. The time mechanic manipulation is similar to when Raziel would go to the alternate realm to collect souls.
The story follows Hercules, whose mother is killed. When Hercules attempts to get answers from Zeus, he finds out that Zeus and the other gods have gone missing.
Players will travel around the game world, interact with various NPCs and attempt to complete quests and progress through various levels.
The game’s combat, presentation and slick Kickstarter video helped it move just over the Kickstarter goal. The target of $5,900 was met just days before the time expires. They’re currently up to $6,944 with barely two days go.
I don’t really know how much barely $7,000 is going to take the team in finishing up the project, but at the very least if they can get the game voted through on Kickstarter then we could definitely see it make an appearance on the Steam store ahead of the switch to Steam Direct.