Felipe Ribeiro Daneluz (aka LakeFeperd), the designer of Genesis-style action-platformer Spark the Electric Jester has said that the game is on track to launch for Windows and Mac in Q1 2016.
“The majority of the game’s initial development has already been finished, and we’re ready for polish iteration. But there is still a lot of work to do,” writes Daneluz. That work will be done in time, however, the game is currently up on Kickstarter in order to raise $7,000 towards the game’s soundtrack and sound design. Any additional funds acquired will be put toward new software and hardware development tools.
You’ll want to know who is working on Spark the Electric Jester’s music and sounds then, huh? Well, the composer is Falk Au Yeong, who is currently the lead engineer for the prestigious Video Game Orchestra, and his previous work includes Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, Tales of Zestiria, Bioshock Infinite, Cytus, Freedom Planet, and more.
As to the sound design, that’s being handled by James Landino. He’s a composer and DJ who usually works at Harmonix but has worked on games including Rock Band 4, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX, Amplitude HD, and RWBY. Landino is also working with GameChops to create remixes of Zelda, Shovel Knight, and Splatoon tracks.
Oh, and as Siliconera detailed before, Daneluz (the lead on the project) previously made the acclaimed Sonic fan games Sonic Before the Sequel, Sonic After the Sequel, and Sonic Chrono Adventure. The sound designer and musician on those projects, Andy Tunstall, is also working on Spark the Electric Jester, and he also contributed a remix to the Sonic CD OCReMix album “Temporal Duality.”
Got all that? Good. Now, there’s a demo of Spark the Electric Jester you can download on the Kickstarter page (direct download link). And if you want to secure a copy of the game it’ll cost you $10.