New Pier Solar in HD Kickstarter Campaign Announced!


News from WaterMelon Co: 

The Biggest 16-bit RPG Ever for Xbox 360, PC, Mac, Linux, & Sega Dreamcast!

We are excited to announce that we are running a Kickstarter to release Pier Solar in HIGH DEFINITION for Xbox 360, PC, Mac, Linux & Sega Dreamcast! Checkout the Kickstarter for Pier Solar HD here.

Pier Solar is a love letter to the rich, imaginiative 16-bit RPGs of a bygone era. It was originally designed and developed for the SEGA Mega Drive & SEGA Genesis. Yes, you read that right!! It was actually the only freshly developed of its kind in the new millennium. It’s not a port, fan translation, or a copy of any other game. Pier Solar is a 100% brand new, entirely original,16-bit RPG with an original world, storyline, soundtrack, characters, enemies and a unique battle style.

Pier Solar features: a Massive world to explore with 50+ hours of gameplay, over 300 locations, nearly 500 unique treasure chests, over 800 NPCs, epic battle tactics, an original soundtrack, mini games and many more surprises! It is translated in 5 languages and is the biggest 16-bit RPG ever!

One-of-a-Kind Art Direction

When we first sat down to conceptualize Pier Solar HD, one of our initial goals was to adapt the new HD art direction with our preexisting 16-bit gameplay.  We did this by merging the rich charm of retro sprites with crisp HD backgrounds.   The sharp blend of each art stile unites to provide an enchanting, aesthetic atmosphere never before seen.

Sure, other developers have made “modernized” retro, pixel based games-but as far as we know, never before has a game been developed entirely with mixture of both art styles, from beginning to end.  This is one of the most exciting aspects of Pier Solar HD and we think it is going to send every player straight to retro heaven.

Check our Kickstarter for Pier Solar in HD!

After 2 years, 3 prints, and 8 versions of Pier Solar for the SEGA Mega Drive & SEGA Genesis – we are pleased to announce we have been hard at work on releasing Pier Solar in HD for Xbox 360, PC, Mac, Linux & SEGA Dreamcast. Come and check out our Kickstarter for more details!

About Gamester81

John "Gamester81" Lester started playing video games at a very young age. His first ever console that he played was a Colecovision, quickly followed by an Atari 2600, and his passion for video games hasn't stopped. In 2008 John decided to start a video game review show on YouTube called Gamester81 by reviewing rare and retro video game systems and games. His show quickly grew in popularity, and he became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community. He is also one of the hosts of the All Gen Gamers Podcast which is a bimonthly podcast for people and video games of all generations. Some of John's other hobbies includes collecting Star Wars memorabilia (YouTube channel Starwarsnut77), playing classic arcade games (YouTube channel Gamester81Arcade), watching sports, and listening to music. John is a big fan of the 80's and 90's and in 2009 started a YouTube channel called NEStalgiaholic where he talks about nostalgic items and memories from his childhood. To see some of John's video's in 3D visit his YouTube channel Gamester81in3D. Favorite Systems: Colecovision, Commodore 64, NES, & SNES. Favorite Games: Donkey Kong Arcade, Atari Star Wars Arcade, Super Mario 3, Final Fantasy II, & Goldeneye 007