The Shapeshifter has you playing as Elliot, an ordinary person who gains the ability to become any animal he touches. The game involves you using this ability to transform into a wide array of creatures to save the world. Here’s a demo video to check out if you want to see what the game looks like in action.
Green Boy Games has anticipated how much interest there would be in a Kickstarter campaign such as this, especially among retro collectors, and so has added some stretch goals to add further things into The Shapeshifter if additional funding can be acquired.
Reaching €21,000 will add two new chapters to the game: The Ice World and The Rockfall, as well as a special in-game easter egg where the first 10 people to discover it will receive the next Green Boy Games release for free.
The second stretch goal unlocks at €30,000 and includes a numbered collector’s coin with every shipment, plus free high-grade packaging protection for the physical cartridge game. At €40,000, as an added bonus, Puch will port the game to NES.
On January 18 we will launch a new game on Kickstarter!
The Shapeshifter I – Become the animal you touch! https://t.co/d06NgxfAoi pic.twitter.com/bWeMHxsqNB
— greenboy_games (@Greenboy_games) January 10, 2021
As with all previous Green Boy Games releases, The Shapeshifter will ship with a cartridge and manual inside a box sporting original cover art, and is compatible with all Game Boy devices. It will also be available on Green Boy Games’ website, but 100 limited edition units with a unique number and signature are exclusive only to Kickstarter backers. Check that out here.
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