Interceptor believes that the 2D platform shooter is a mostly forgotten genre. For something that dominated gaming in the 80’s and 90’s, no one seems to do this genre justice and Interceptor believe it’s in a dire need of a revival using today’s technology. Rad Rodgers is the answer.
Players will take control of Rad Rodgers and his wise cracking retro console buddy Dusty voiced by none other than Jon St. John of Duke Nukem fame. Rad wakes up one morning to find himself inside his own video game and now the player must help him and Dusty fight a corruption that is destroying the first world level and return the Elder tree as guardian of the land. The best part is that it has been described as a mix of Commander Keen and Rick and Morty.
Frederik Schreiber, Creative Director on Rad Rodgers: “I grew up during the platformer’s glory days, with Mario, Sonic, Megaman, Castlevania, and Earthworm Jim. Back then a new platformer came out every month, each with different fun characters and twists. But now the genre is mostly abandoned, with rare standouts like Braid, and the puzzle-focused Limbo.“
Jacob Østergaard, Lead Designer on Rad Rodgers: “To make sure Rad Rodgers is not just a modern rehash of old-school platformers, we’re adding several super cool features never seen in a platformer, all designed to power-up the fun factor. First off, Rad’s console companion, Dusty, loves to break the fourth wall, talking about the game itself, and to the player! This often confuses Rad, but Rad just thinks Dusty has lost his marbles.”
Rad Rodgers is currently on Kickstarter and the campaign runs from September 6th 2016 until October 5th. Rad Rodgers will release on Windows PC and PlayStation 4, with additional platforms to come if key Stretch Goals are met on the Kickstarter campaign.
Dandr0id is a content writer for AYBOnline.com, a producer for the Level 1 Scrubs podcast, and an avid fan of pizza. He may also be a robot and is probably a ninja. His opinions are his own.