About this project
The same trailer you just have seen but in HD quality!
You are Narita Boy, a legendary digital hero in an epic quest through simultaneous dimensions.
The digital kingdom is under attack and you are called as their last hope of survival. Explore a vast world to find the techno sword, the only effective weapon against the threat.
The aesthetic of the game is inspired by retro pixel adventures (Castlevania, Another World, Double Dragon) with a modern touch (Superbrothers, Sword and Sorcery) and an 80s plot homage (Ready Player One, He-Man, The Last Starfighter), accompanied by the retro synth touch of the old glory days.
Pure handcrafted pixel sprites with rich and complex animations.
A homage to the 80's that tastes like retro but is also new. Narita Boy reloads the creative canons to find an unique style that combines the past and the future of video games
Classic 2D scroller action with new exotic time and dimension jump mechanics, RPG elements and amazing worlds to explore; from the streets of the 80s to the weird futuristic landscapes of another dimension.
An awesome Soundtrack inspired by the glory days of analog synthesizers.
The Story will put you through a journey between dimensions, neglecting the ebbs and turns of Time itself. Meet weird, unique characters and wield powerful and strange magic.
Jump, fight, find your own way in order to progress, travel across dimensions and let yourself be amazed by the amazing retro futuristic universe of Narita Boy.
Find items to upgrade your digital magic and your (meta)physical strength. Find vehicles to traverse greater distances and use your instincts to find well hidden secrets.
- Easy to learn, simple to play, but a real challenge to Master.
STRETCH GOAL PLATFORMS
This is a W.I.P of our incoming and absolutely amazing Soundtrack!
We were looking for tunes that blend the exploration ambient feeling with the retro synth touch of the old glory days.
Pump up the volume and enjoy!
The Quest (trailer main theme)
We are in the 80s. Lionel Pearl, a genius and a mysterious computer engineer, has created a console (Narita one) and a game (Narita boy) that are sold together.
The game is a tremendous success and has become a cultural icon. Posters and action figures of Narita Boy are a common find at teenagers’ rooms.
Nowadays it is the most requested console and game among youth.
However, the shrouds between worlds are thinning and game has become reality.
The Silent Eclipse is weakening the defenses of the Digital Kingdom.
The Stallions are coming and we need a real hero.
This is our Story trailer:
You are the legendary hero, Narita Boy.
You have been called to fulfill the arduous task of defending the Digital Kingdom from the Stallion invasion.
You are the chosen one, The Ultimate Hero. Within you, Trichroma Energy flows and you are the only capable of wield the Techno Sword.
The Techno Sword
The Techno Sword was forged by the Techno Fathers, using the powerful energy that emerges from the Core of the Digital Kingdom.
The Techno Parents are an ancient sect that venerate the Trichroma, the vital energy of the Digital Kingdom. Inspired by the core they learned to manipulate this energy and forged it into the Legendary Sword.
The Trichroma is the essence of the plane and it flows through everything in the digital realm. The Trichroma is formed by three rays of colours. The Techno Sword is forged with these rays and its high concentration of Trichroma is so powerful that only Narita Boy can wield it.
The Stallions are a dark force from the lower dimensions.
They are the DEVILISH invaders who yearn for the Conquest of the Digital Kingdom. They are out to steal the Trichroma, the powerful and infinite energy that emanates from the Core.
They are the dark forces that you will encounter during the game. Each with unique skills, from black blades to dark magic. Prepare to fight them until your last breath!
HIM, he is the leader of the Stallion Invasion. The Antagonist. The Dark Warlock. He is the Patriarch of the Underworld, a connoisseur of The Grimoires Of The Stinking Bytes.
Oh, and they have their own band, The Metallions!
Explore the Digital Kingdom
Explore dozens of different environments. Travel across vast forests full of mysteries, sail oceans, run through stormy valleys, climb snowy mountains and explore caves where no one has ever been. More surprises awaits you in this adventure where environments are a key character.
The dark side of the Digital Kingdom
The digital realm is divided into two hemispheres. The north side, under the influence of Trichroma energy, and the south side, where the energy does not reach. In that area dangers lurk. The creatures that live there are anxious to feed on Trichroma. Among the dark speckled moorings of neon blue you will be the object of their desire. Move forward with extreme care, not only the Stallion will be looking for you.
Back to the 80s
Perhaps the plot will even take you back to Your Own 80’s... I cannot say more ... Spoiler...
The mechanics that you can put into practice during the game include:
And some more mechanics that will be revealed during the game!
These are some of the NPC’s, Non Player Characters, that you will encounter during your adventure. Some will help you, but be wary, others will certainly not... Talk to them and discover new subplots.
A genius and mysterious computer engineer, creator of the Narita One computer and the Narita Boy game.
In game supporting characters:
And many many others!
Find and collect comic pages. Inside them you will discover expanded universes of the story as well as clues to advance throughout the game and to discover hidden areas.
High Density Floppy Disk
Collect floppy disks and upgrade your power. Upgrade and craft your blade, unlock new magic combos and digital spells
Free the digital realm, restore peace and spare no effort in annihilating the Stallions
Forge your legend, discover your destiny and travel between dimensions to unveil the connection across you and the creator of the most popular console and video game, Lionel Pearl.
Pre-production is almost done. For 10 months Eduardo was both consciously and unconsciously developing the Narita Boy Universe. Thousand of draws at every corner have been necessary to shape this world.
We also have been working in the development of the trailer that has taken us more than 100 animation and 4 different versions of the music. We are going to recycle most of the animations at the production stage.
We are currently prototyping some events and working on the character behaviour. Narita Boy is little by little getting responsive and alive in the unity dimension.
This is my story.
I am Eduardo Fornieles, director of Narita Boy.
Making games has been always my dream. I always wanted to express my universe and imagination through it.
I have worked for two game developer companies in Tokyo. I always felt that working for other people was teaching me a lot but was also limiting my creativity, As a consequence, these experiences increased my motivation to develop my own game. My blood, my breath and my body smell has always tasted indie
The idea of "Narita Boy" came in the 2016 spring, while living in Tokyo. I had just left "Friend & Foe" where I contributed to the development of Vane (PS4) and was looking for an idea for my own game. I had a stroke of idea and started to insanely work on the characters and the backgrounds of the universe that was growing on my mind.
I have been working full-time for this project since then. I moved back to Spain to finish the trailer and teasers and start the Kickstarter campaign. I’m currently living with my wife and son at my parent’s summer house while thinking of all the great minds that started their dreams at their parent’s garage.
My team members have worked with love and passion (and patience) in the Narita Boy trailer for free. Now is the time to support them financially and also makes my wife feel a bit safer. I am grateful for all the support and hard work of the team members of Narita Boy.
I need you to make Narita Boy a playable game as the Digital Kingdom needs Narita Boy to save them from the Stallion invasion. If you feel the call after watching the trailer, please help us. Believe in us as we believe in the power of the Mother Board, the Digital Fathers and the Trichroma. We thank you for your support and for being part of this great project. We will honor your help and we will not disappoint you.
Amazing digital & physical Rewards! Designed with the feedback of many followers. Thanks!
NOTE: THE PHYSICAL COPY OF THE GAME IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PC.
Thanks for all your feedback on the stretch goals!
With the five powers combined they summon earth's greatest Studio:
STUDIO KOBA´S TEAM!
Studio Koba is an independent game development studio founded in 2016 by Eduardo Fornieles, a concept artist, visual developer and storyteller.
Studio Koba’s wishes are to create unique and strange experiences for the player. Narita Boy is not only a game but also an experiment and an artistic and sensorial piece of code. The purpose is to blend retro and modern games based on Eduardo’s passion for the 80s.
These are some Narita Boy designs. The search for an iconic character has taken us time. The idea was to be able to synthesize the character as much as possible so as not to complicate his movements or to recharge him with unnecessary details.
"Just remember you are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem and SMARTER than you think."-Winnie the Pooh
Risks and challenges
We have analyzed the risks related to the development of the game we have consulted several specialists in the field and this is our plan:
・Cost Analysis based on very conservative assumptions.
・Cost reduction policy to concentrate the efforts on game creation.
Remotely working team with no rental costs for the project.
・Different sizes of the game according to the Kickstarter result.
・Team commitment shown at the pre-production phase.
・Project management well advanced with schedules and deadlines set to ensure the production of the game under every possible scenario.
・Extensive pre-production work, such as animations sprites, backgrounds and game design that will be used in the game.
・Prototyping of some parts of the game in order to better understand our risks and limitations.
・Team experience and size. A small team working in the same time zone with strong authorization and experience in video game development.
・I moved back with my family to Spain to avoid working with an 8 hour time zone lapse. We are currently working remotely but in case of need we can meet or talk quickly to move the project forwards.
・Management policy of “less meetings, more working” and each one is responsible to make decisions. We want to keep going forward as our imagination and creativity flows and sparks.
This is the game that we've always dreamed of. Please join us in this journey and be part of this amazing universe, This is not only our homage to our beloved 80s but a crafted pixel game made with passion and hard work. We are committed to success as we are committed to offer you a unique experience. Please join us!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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