Jotun, the randomly-generated action-adventure that’s equal parts Legend of Zelda and Shadow of the Colossus, has hit its Kickstarter funding goal.
The gorgeous-looking 2D battler asked for $50,000 CAD and at the time of writing is sitting pretty on $52.5k, with 55 hours to go. As with every Kickstarter ever, though, this isn’t the end for Jotun – it’s got plenty of stretch goals, if you still feel like pitching in. At $60,000 a New Game + mode will be added along with Linux support; $80,000 adds two more jotun and their battlefields; $90,000 adds another pair of gods and their shrines; and $100,000 adds a fourth environment into Purgatory.
Jotun casts you as Thora, a Norse warrior who dies ingloriously and has to traverse Purgatory to prove herself to the gods and gain entrance to Valhalla. You’ll be exploring a randomly-generated environment, solving environmental puzzles, and trying to find runes that’ll let you summon jotun to battle. You have a two-handed axe, while jotun are gargantuan monsters several hundred times your size. You’re beginning to see where the Shadow of the Colossus comparisons come in, I think.
If you fancy backing it, you can still do so on the Kickstarter page. $15 will net you a copy of Jotun at launch, while backing at higher tiers will get you beta access, alpha access, and all sorts of other goodies.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.