New Trailer! Release Details!! Other Things!!!
First, a new trailer:
Hyper Light Drifter will be released in spring of 2016.
We wanted to address this ongoing point with confidence before providing any... Read more
Drifters! July has blazed by so quickly; we find ourselves savoring the final moments of this sweltering month. This will be a relatively short update, as PAX Prime is coming... Read more
June - Gameplay, E3 + Birthday month!
Drifters! June has made itself apparent, with major shows right around the corner ready to beam their devastating mix of flashing colors and lavish tomes of information at your eyes... Read more
April Showers & Delicious GIFs
Drifters! April has come and gone before we could blink. A bit of news and a shower of GIFs for you reside below.
April has been a bit... Read more
It's March! New Shows, Enemy Design, Store Items and Hires!
Drifters! The year is ravenous with a hunger for time, as made apparent by the rapid appearance and movement of March. We have a variety of new information for you below.
GDC... Read more
A Quick Update!
Drifters! A short announcement between the larger updates seemed appropriate for this.
(X) Cross over
You may have seen what the fancy folk at the Starr Mazer Kickstarter posted not... Read more
The New Year + hiring!
Drifters, it's 2015! A year of amazing events has passed and we look forward to all that awaits us in the new one.
This is going to be... Read more
December Update with GIFs of Joy!
Drifters! We took a bit of a break on Updates last month (post-Preview house cleaning) so I'll be pouring on the holiday cheer with images and as much information as... Read more
Preview for Mac, Stats and Sounds!
Drifters, hello! I hope the preview has been a blast for all who had the chance to play it so far. We've been steeped in feedback, planning and development so... Read more
Preview Build Extended!
Drifters, we have one more update for you on the subject of the Preview.
After backer feedback and much discussion internally, we have decided to extend our preview... Read more
We Need a Week!
Drifters. It's been a very short time since our last update.
As always, your support has granted us the time we need to do things right. After a long conversation with... Read more
Preview (beta) News!
Drifters! It's been a whole year (!!) since we launched our campaign (wow, time bleeds quick these days), and it seems apt to celebrate with this playable Preview build! If you supported... Read more
A quick update!
Drifters! It's been a bit of time since the last update. We have a few things below we would like to share.
First, new GIFs:
There are two reasons... Read more
On E3, Surveys and Betas!
Hello again, Drifters. June is ending soon, and one of the surveys has made its way to you once more. Some details within to help clarify questions you may have... Read more
A few new things for May!
Drifters! E3 fast approaches and now seems and opportune time for an update on our progress, with a few lovely pieces of concept art neatly stacked inside.
Below are... Read more
Three quick things!
I wanted to mention one other project that's live which deserves a look:
Also, clarity on the surveys since we have received a few questions and messages: the two... Read more
PAX and everything else
Drifters! We have had some busy months lately. Between GDC and PAX East, everyone here has been pushing hard to get a great build ready for everyone to play.
PAX... Read more
A few things after an intense week (month)!
Drifters!It's been a bit of time since last we posted an updated. We have been deep in the midst of development and planning for all the big events, so... Read more
So many things to show you!
Drifters! We have a fair amount of exciting items to cover. Thank you for waiting.
First item to share: a first peek at an animated sequence we're supremely excited... Read more
Update on the update
We’re waiting on a few exciting developments for our next big update; more info as soon (likely on the 27th) as we have it. In the meantime, a short clip... Read more
New things to look at!
Drifters; I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. We have been hard at work at the studio, and I'd like to provide you with more ways to see all of... Read more
Xmas update magic!
A seasonal greeting, Drifters.We've been hard at work over at Heart Machine, working out all the pre-alpha bits: locking down features, the scope of the game (landmarks, dungeons, towns),... Read more
Hello once more Drifters.
Here's a quick update: you may have noticed that we are doing a crossover with the wonderful looking PARADISE LOST: First Contact. Enol has made a fantastic... Read more
Hello Drifters. It's been a bit of time since our last update, and I wanted to keep everyone in the loop on happenings with development and the process we've been going... Read more
Combat video GO!
Drifters: I'll keep this brief. We have a brand new combat video, after much labor and love and smiles and punching and high fives, as promised.It's taken a bit... Read more
New Sprites, sketches, and plushy prototype photos!
Good evening, Drifters. We've been working hard behind the scenes all this week getting the team together, versioning, prototyping, blocking in schedules and all the the things that need to... Read more
New paypal options, forums and other bits!
We're now able to provide options to pre-order the game and a variety of add-ons for PC/Mac/Linux/Steam via Humble Bundle, plus we have a PayPal console pre-order optionup... Read more
New PayPal Bundle Add-ons! Plus update on backer transactions.
A misty morning gave way to a cool shimmering evening. Details on important things below.
Add-ons via our Heart-Machine.com site!
For all that may have missed out on, and have... Read more
We UTTERLY SMASHED this thing wide open!
Drifters, I just want to say thank you from the depths of my now-warmed, burning, rapidly pulsing heart. We at Heart Machine are so beyond excited to produce this game... Read more
We are proud to announce that Rita Hunt, Casey's (team member at Heart Machine) very talented sister, will be fabricating hand-made plushies of the Drifter! Details will follow as... Read more
Alternate Drifter Add-On
This has been a major request, so we're going ahead with it: add $10 to your pledge (and make a note for us once the survey comes that you want... Read more
YESSSS! $600,000 completely smashed to bits! Super Hyper Light Drifter!
Well Drifters, we have burned through the $600,000 mark just moments ago! That's incredible! We have over 22,000 backers, incredible positivity and fan art and amazing things happening all over the... Read more
$550,000 Wii U Goal SMASHED TO DUST! Alternate Drifter Reveal! Other things with exclamations!
Wow, Drifters! This has been a wild damn week! We blew past the Wii U stretch goal, and have 43 hours to go! We'll be live streaming on our official... Read more
Mega Update #2! (3?) $500,000 smashed to smithereens, streams, new add-ons ($5 OST)!
Alright Drifters, this is a big one for today, since the final stretch is really upon us now (its counting down in hours AAHH!) I'm bursting with excitement and joy,... Read more
Rapidly crunching in on $500,000 mark! New Boss reveal! Details for add-ons and the last few days!
Drifters, we approach a new milestone, and soon the close of the campaign. This has been an incredible weekend at Indiecade, where we have made some new friends and finalized some talks (Wii U!).... Read more
$450,000 BASHED! Saturday fun times!
Drifters, we have smashed through the $450,000 mark on our way to the Wii U stretch goal! OH yes! I can't help but beam and smile at the rate this campaign continues... Read more
A big announcement for U!
After completing talks with Nintendo and wrapping our minds around the time and resources needed, we are extremely excited to announce an official stretch goal for Wii U! Yes, we... Read more
Live talking on the internet? Madness!
Drifters! As we draw closer to the $450,000 (wow!) mark we'll be revealing the latest batch of stretch goals with some big items that people have long been requesting, plus... Read more
Another goal SMASHED! Steam support! OUYA support!
Fellow Drifters, not only have you have destroyed yet another stretch goal, we're also now Greenlit on Steam thanks to your votes! What a day. As we stroll right... Read more
Goals Smashed, WayForward Cross-over!
$375,000 was rapidly surpassed, and now we sit on the brink of $400,000! Bring it on! Everyone continues to amaze and dazzle and make my eyes sparkle and shimmer, so... Read more
Art Book Reward Tier GO! New mention from the Mighty Team
Sunday. The ever-present sun beaming it's radioactive tendrils upon us all, energy filling our cells like the very plants we tread upon. New bits for all await.
Art Book, oh... Read more
Details and Bits!
Another lovely day to update you outstanding supporters.
The $350,000 goal has been refreshed with a brand new area to be included in the game: the Ravenous Mire.... Read more
Boss Reveal Part 2
For a lovely Friday we have the second Boss reveal! Also, we opened up one last print tier for those that missed out, though this time as an alternate design.... Read more
A quick one for today
We now have a PayPal option for everyone that needs it! Check out heart-machine.com for the two new Widgets.
Another chance for the Shirt
I've gone ahead and opened... Read more
Celebratory Mega Update
We smashed through that $300,000 mark and the elation is never ending around Heart Machine. To rejoice I'm providing some very deserved new media - I'm so excited about it... Read more
New tier + website
The $20 tier is up for those who'd like to gain a little something extra. Flashy finishes always help vanquish enemies quicker.
Also we have a new website up where... Read more
Nearing the $300,000 mark! Some new information for your brains to process
Everyone! I'm continually impressed by the pace of this campaign; we are breezing past goals left and right.
If you hadn't noticed on the main page, I've gone ahead and... Read more
Woo! $250,000 SMASHED! Heart aflutter!
Challenge Mode Unlocked! Excellent job, you beasts among men!
I'm posting up a new Reward Tier in celebration! Thank you kind souls.
New Sketches for Prints to vote on, plus new tiers
I've gone ahead and roughed up two sketches for the Resplendent Print Tier for all of you backers to start thinking about. I'll be posting two more, and once I... Read more
PS4 + Vita Unlocked! Believe it!
We can now put this fellow on consoles! It's like a magical dream unfolding before my very eyes. Thank you, lovely souls of the internet.
Details on the Challenge Mode... Read more
Boss reveal part 1
As we near ever closer to the PS4 and Vita goal, I figured now would be a fair time to post the first major boss reveal.
Name: Rivan The Tamer... Read more
$200,000 has been mowed over! Also my hair is a mess!
I arose to the incredibly impressive sight of the $200,000 Stretch Goal being achieved and had to post an update. Hair has been blown back! I've gone ahead and made... Read more
$180,000 utterly destroyed! 200,000 quickly approaching!
Wow! Once more I'm stunned by the pace and support from everyone.
Some quick things to note for this week:
I'll be posting a note tomorrow inviting everyone to submit... Read more
New Stretch Goal, new weapons, new art!
I've gone ahead and updated the main page with a couple new images:
Also there has been some amazing fan art ALREADY:
Really damn cool.
Art Book... Read more
$120,000 Achieved! Also some new art! Plus I am wearing a hat!
It's my "Good Morning" hat.
Anyhow! $120,000 has been cached! I'm stunned more everyday. That means an extended introductory cinematic (animated in a fashion similar to the first shot in... Read more
$100,000 Goal has been achieved! Upgrade unlocked!
Wow! Wow! I am in such astonishment. Thank you everyone for the crazy support. I love you all. Here's a video for you!
Also, I'll get into greater details... Read more
Steam Greenlight is here!
I've gone ahead and posted this up on Steam:
More Stretch Goals Complete!
We've burst past the $75,000 goal! That means hiring an assistant animator; more enemies, more frames per, more world to dash about it, and more chance for us to concentrate... Read more
Some finer points!
I'd like to address some of the questions coming in on the project in one rapid update:
- There will be gamepad support, of course! Developing primarily with a 360... Read more
Projections SMASHED! Project FUNDED! Also I just WOKE UP!
I checked my phone the second these bleary eyes would let me and WOW! You guys blasted this past not only the initial funding goal but $42,000 in less than... Read more
Wow! $20,000 in 9 hours!
I'm stunned! What a huge response with such positive feedback from the community. I'm swooning and crooning all over the place. My eyes are vibrating out of their sockets, my... Read more
The game is planned for a mid 2014 release on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX, currently, with a Steam release in the works! Depending on the stretch goals reached, I... Read more