Midora Will Be Ported To Consoles Regardless Of Stretch Goals

By Ishaan . July 3, 2014 . 10:31am

Midora, the indie action-adventure game inspired by The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, is in development for PC, and also has Kickstarter stretch goals for other platforms such as Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Vita.


However, developer Epic Minds recently noted on the project’s Kickstarter page that Midora will be released for consoles regardless of whether it makes its stretch goals or not. “If we don’t reach those stretch goals, that only means the game will be ported later,” the developer stated in an update.


They explained, “With the extra money from stretch goals however, we can hire a few people to have the game ported while we’re making progress, which in turn means releasing the game on consoles sooner, or even allowing us to release simultaneously.”


The stretch goal for the Wii U and 3DS port of the game is $80,000. Stretch goals beyond that, starting at $100,000, involve ports to other platforms.


Midora is currently slightly over halfway toward its base funding goal of $60,000.

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  • Nice to see they have confidence in the game at least. I wouldn’t mind seeing it hit Wii U/3DS.

  • Hagaren

    I reed the title of this game and keep thinking of the Toriko villain, Midora. Anyway, I like the graphics in this, I enjoyed the Minish Cap style quite a lot.

  • British_Otaku

    Glad they are planning the systems regardless and made this clear.

    It is too often that Kickstarter projects imply that stretch goals are impossible to reach goal posts if they fail which tends to reduce interest till they get close (a lot of us were waiting for Hover: Revolt of Gamers to get closer as we didn’t want to support a Wii U game which may never come) or make us concerned about the goals set (see any occasion when different games have different goal posts for the same game systems or Hover: Revolt of Gamers was teased by having Naganuma as a composer but he ended up being a stretch goal for some reason).

    Of course, it could fall through and they don’t get the project running off the ground or onto the Wii U and 3DS but I feel a little bit about this than most other games.

    I might support them a little closer towards the deadline when I get my funds in check, though I have a rule with myself where I don’t support any more Kickstarters or things similar till I get the product from other ones (supported Mighty No 9, Devil Survivor 2 and a Tezuka Manga, but still waiting for two of them)… >_>

  • No Vita, No Buy.

    • Zero_Destiny

      Please carefully read the report next time before jumping to the comments to write a quick one-liner. The platform was listed at the bottom of the page when you commented. I have though contacted Ishaan and he will edit the Vita in up top as well.

      • Don’t mind my post, it is that dumb meem people are going for. Dunno why in my right mind I did it, but I did it.

    • d19xx

      No N-Gage, No Buy.

      • Solomon_Kano

        No Neo Geo Pocket, No Buy.

        • Deletable Man

          No Woman, No Cry

          • No Wonderswam, No Buy.

          • Daniel

            No contest, yours is best

    • Dylan Anantha

      No Sega Neptune, No Buy.

  • Forxsand

    Wow, rly? Even in the official Kickstarter page, there is a strech goal for Ps4 AND Vita, but no mention it here. Ofc, siliconera, good job! One-sided as always.

    • Guest

      Learn to read they mentioned it at the beginning, no need to reiterate what was said already.

      • J_Joestar

        actually it only lists PS4 but not the Vita

        • they edited it, I refreshed and saw it :P

    • Serge

      For the love of god! Just read the friking tags!
      “Nintendo 3DS & PC & PlayStation 4 & PlayStation Vita & Wii U & Xbox 360 & Xbox One”

    • Zero_Destiny

      We report on all platforms whether or not one is missed every now and again in “a few examples” doesn’t really mean we hate one. That’s a pretty terrible argument really, you’re just grasping at straws and looking to start trouble. What’s more the Vita is properly listed at the bottom of the report, I know it’s not as glamorous but it is there.

      Let’s try to put actual thought and comment on something related to the article at hand here next time instead of taking (unwarranted) potshots at the writing.

  • nekolife

    I applaud the use of qualiy art instead of the trendy “pixel-art” cop-out!
    Looks nice, I’m interested.

    • leingod

      It is pixel-art though, just not 8-bit … more like 16-bit :P

  • God

    Out of topic, but does someone remember the name of that kickstarter game that was a darker version of harvest moon?

    • Stardew Valley, you mean? Or was there another Harvest Moon clone I didn’t know about.

      • God

        About a thousand more clones actually, but it was actually Wild Season.

        • Oohhhh okay! Stardew Valley’s been the only one I’ve actively followed, so I wasn’t sure.

    • Chim_era

      Wild Season?

      • God

        That’s the one, thank you my fair lad! I’ll make sure you don’t die in the car accident you were supposed to have next week!

    • Deletable Man

      I dunno if I’d count this as “darker”, but Farm For Your Life? (Currently on Steam)

      • God

        As Chim_era suggested, it was Wild Season, Siliconera did an article on it some time ago, but FFYL seems quite interesting…

  • I’ll be getting this on 3DS day one. The art looks amazing and gameplay seems like a unique take on Zelda. Should be fun.

  • J_Joestar

    Sounds great, it kinda shows a level of passion that they WANT the game to come out to as wide a audience as possible, even if they’ll have to slowly port everything themselves later.

  • Might get this for 3DS or Wii U depending on how good it turns out.

  • ThatGuy3190_7

    While I do enjoy seeing new games being released, I dislike it when developers frequently stray away from originality and create games based on inspiration and homage. Personally, I don’t want to play a game that has a coat of paint borrowed from another source, at least not too frequently.

    • Lester Paredes

      Sadly, that seems to be the only kind of game that reaches their goals.

    • Shade DMessiah

      Kinda like what Egoraptor said right? Minus the borrowed art part, i mean. Thats a whole different issue lol

    • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

      “Inspirited” is a fancy way to say “rip-off”. Like the case of this game. They could at least try making the graphics and the art style look different.

      Shantae and Shovel Knight also took inspiration from many older games but at least the final result was something fresh and really worth playing.

  • copy pasted art from zelda , wow

  • That cuteness though…

  • Nu Blitz

    would love to have this on the vita. i’ve always wanted this type of game with a female protagonist

  • Prinny Dood

    Um donation 12,000 dood!

  • Learii

    this will be zeida version game for vita lol

    • Alter

      gotta love my vita more for its OLED ;3

      • Learii

        you bet

  • HassanJamal

    Soooo I get to play this on my vita? Sweet :D

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