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Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with unknown dangers and lost technologies. Inspired by nightmares and dreams alike.
24,150 backers pledged $645,158 to help bring this project to life.

March 2017 Update!

Posted by Heart Machine (Creator)

Drifters! It's been a bit since our last update. This is our one year anniversary for our initial release! (Time melted away so quickly.) To celebrate the occasion, we have something unique to show below.

Special Edition

We've been working with the folks at iam8bit to make a Hyper Light Drifter PS4 limited physical edition a reality, something people have been asking about for a while now, and it's finally ready! We wanted to make sure all our backers were notified before any one else.



This release includes a reversible gold foil cover insert on heavyweight paper, full color instruction manual, fold-out world map, and the game disc. The whole package is up for $29.99 over on It ships worldwide, so if you're EU or Asia, you can order from Packages will start shipping this Monday, April 3rd.

These will likely sell pretty fast, so if you're interested definitely snag one.

We've been working behind the scenes on this for some time now (in tandem with other priorities), so it's incredibly exciting to see it complete. Thank you, backers, for the continued support.

Quick Final Bits

I'll return in April (in a week or so) with more details on the following:

- The Art Book - wrapping up the print run, should be out and start shipping in April!

- Remaining rewards/plans for full KS completion on tiers.

- A look back at last year.

Any questions, please use our email and we'll be able to help you there. Please avoid using the Kickstarter messaging system - it is a rather difficult way for us to help due to the limitations on it.

See you soon, Drifters.

Dave Grey, Trevor Downs, and 50 more people like this update.


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    1. Ignasi Viñas Birba on

      Why iam8bit? Their service is terrible :( You should have gone with fangamer instead...

    2. Hellblazer1138 on

      Man, the shipping iam8bit charges is ridiculous.
      I also picked up the Japanese physical copy from Play-Asia for the cool cover.

    3. maneauleau on

      wow nice one I m almost jealous I don't have a PS4.

    4. Minzoku on

      DANG, now I gotta get a PS4!

    5. Niki Coppola

      Any chance of a Nintendo Switch version? Still bummed about the Wii U version.

    6. Jason Capp on

      Not sure of the reality, but what are the odds of working on a Switch version of HLD? I would buy it again in a heartbeat (hehe), especially if there was a physical copy.

      Either way, I have been so happy with both my PC and PS4 copies. You have created a masterclass of a game, and I am so honored to have backed you!

    7. Sami on

      It is beauty

    8. David Tucker on

      Just wanted you to know this game was so awesome I decided to pick this up. Really excellent job all around and great extra support with the 60FPS unlock. <3

    9. Ric Tomsett

      Happy Anniversary

    10. Bryan Kwiatkowski on

      Man, I want this, but I've already double dipped on this game! WTF!!!

    11. Dave Grey on

      Happy anniversary! That is the most special of special editions!