, a Metroidvania-style game from Wave Interactive, has reached its Kickstarter goal and secured funding for a full release next year. The 2D action game is a story driven adventure through a post-apocalyptic wasteland, complete with fast-paced combat and weapon customisation.
Wave Interactive was influenced by Shank
and Dust: An Elysian Tail
while developing Buck
, which is inspired by project lead Gal Kfir's own dog. Buck is a motorcycle mechanic who leaves home to investigate the disappearance of a girl. Having been taught to fight and fix anything by his stepfather, Buck is able to use his strength and speed to overcome whatever opponents stand in his way. However, his journey is also one of discovery, learning how his world became a wasteland as he gets closer to the truth about the missing girl.
A free demo
is currently available on PC, and a full Xbox One release is expected in July 2017.