Okay, so I’m sure most of you out there have at least heard of Ecco the Dolphin. It’s the classic game about the dolphin and his adventures in the vast blue sea. Well, the creators have now gone to Kickstarter to fund a new and rather ambitious underwater action/adventure game named The Big Blue.
The Big Blue has no actual relationship with Ecco the Dolphin, but is rather Ecco the Dolphin’s spiritual successor. The game takes place a million of years in the future long after humans have become extinct. Players will start as a single dolphin whose song is able to create other lifeforms. I’m assuming that you’ll be using these abilities to form other creatures to help you solve puzzles, similar to the original Ecco games.
Spearheaded by Ed Annunziata, creator of the original Ecco the Dolphin, the Kickstarter campaign currently has a deadline of April 29 to reach its $665,000 goal. If that goal is exceeded by 50% ($997,500) the developers will introduce a co-op mode into the game. If they exceed the goal by double ($1.33 million) they’ll turn the game into an MMO.
Currently developed on Unity, the team has already released a very early prototype for everyone to check out. The Big Blue will be released on Mac, Windows, iOS and Android. The expected launch date for the game is set for April 22, 2014, Earth Day.
Now, I certainly remembered playing Ecco the Dolphin as a kid on the Sega Genesis. The problem I had was that at time I had no idea what was going on (Hey! Give me a break! I was like, nine years old when it came out). That being said, it was a beautiful game for its time and despite being utterly confused by it, is one of the gaming experiences that did stand out for me from that era.
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