Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
With your loyal owl and falconry skills, explore a procedural island. A pixel art adventure platformer. DEMO AVAILABLE!
With your loyal owl and falconry skills, explore a procedural island. A pixel art adventure platformer.
With your loyal owl and falconry skills, explore a procedural island. A pixel art adventure platformer.
1,291 backers pledged £25,054 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

Eagle Island project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

£25,054

1,291

▼ Streamers and Youtubers love Eagle Island, watch the recordings from the links below ▼
▼ Streamers and Youtubers love Eagle Island, watch the recordings from the links below ▼

Explore the avian world of Eagle Island with Quill and one of his loyal owls, Koji. Discover lush forests, treacherous caverns and uncover the ruins of long lost civilizations. Finally, confront the gargantuan deity, Armaura, in a desperate attempt to rescue Ichiro from her clutches.

With its falconry-based gameplay within uniquely generated worlds, Eagle Island is set to a beautifully modernized pixel art aesthetic and provides a breath of fresh air to the platforming genre.

 

Feel free to try the game for yourself! This demo has been tested on a limited number of machines, so I apologize if you run into any issues, it's just an early alpha build! The full game will be available on Mac and Linux as well.

Download from Game Jolt: https://gamejolt.com/games/eagle-island/253692
Download from itch.io: https://pixelnicks.itch.io/eagle-island

 

 

Quill's arsenal of solo moves consists of running, jumping and the occasional ledge grab - the game keeps to its classic 16-bit inspiration.

Quill controls with old school platforming charm
Quill controls with old school platforming charm

Launch attacks with Koji in 8 directions using the D-pad-like aiming controls. Hit enemies in quick succession to earn greater rewards from combos.

Miss an attack and you'll be forced to wait longer for Koji to return. If Koji is attacked or captured, Quill will be briefly defenseless and must take evasive action whilst vulnerable!

Position Quill strategically before executing an accurate attack
Position Quill strategically before executing an accurate attack

 

Shortly after beginning your adventure, you bump into Dr Oliver Ornis, world famous ornithologist. He instructs you to find and rescue the ancient Totems before the gargantuan diety, Armaura, captures them.

Anyone who acquires the feather of a Totem will be granted elemental powers - combine them with Koji for powerful special attacks! You'll need ancient gems to power these attacks, these can be obtained by performing successful combos.

Perfect opportunity for a combo? Maximise your chances with Zephara's lightning power
Perfect opportunity for a combo? Maximise your chances with Zephara's lightning power

 

Need to clear out enemies fast? Blast them away with Magira's fire power
Need to clear out enemies fast? Blast them away with Magira's fire power

 

Facing a formidable foe? Freeze them with Icora's ice power
Facing a formidable foe? Freeze them with Icora's ice power

 

While exploring the Eagle Island overworld, you'll find the entrances to nine themed areas. Each area has its own enemies, challenges and boss.

Level layouts show inspiration from the metroidvania genre
Level layouts show inspiration from the metroidvania genre

Find treasure chests hidden throughout the the levels. Each one is guarded by a magpie - pay some golden seeds and the chest is yours. The perk inside will power up Koji in a unique way. You'll have to adapt your gameplay style depending on the perks you receive.

Pay up and the chest is yours!
Pay up and the chest is yours!

Quill and Koji can carry a limited number of perks at one time. You'll have to carefully select which ones you keep based on the level you're playing.

Each level is carved out uniquely - you'll never see the same terrain formation twice. Enemies and power ups are scattered throughout. It's your choice: rush to the boss or explore and get stronger.

How much variety is there in the procedural generation? Lots.
How much variety is there in the procedural generation? Lots.

 

 

  

 The Travel Brochure

I will be posting pictures from this travel brochure, revealing secrets, as the campaign progresses.

 

Risks and challenges

Eagle Island is Pixelnicks' first commercial release. It's unknown territory and lets be honest, with any game development, complications and delays are often lurking nearby.

The majority of the game's engine has already been programmed. The first level is fully playable, bar the boss battle. Each level in the game will be built upon this preexisting engine and will have new graphics and enemies. The island overworld will be structured slightly differently (it's not procedurally generated and will contain story segments), this is one of the key areas to be worked on before completion.

If you have any concerns, talk to me :) I'm available to direct messaging on Kickstarter or Twitter. Alternatively you can email me at: nick(at)pixelnicks.net

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £1 or more About $1.24

    Falconet

    Every pledge helps, thanks for your support :)

    Includes:
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    39 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    Immortal Bird

    Write an epitaph for your burial place deep within the Tomb of the Raven. Never be forgotten. This reward is now included in every tier below.

    Includes:
    • Immortalized - write your epitaph
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    13 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Reward no longer available

    Pledge £7 or more About $9

    Early Bird (~$8.70 ~€8,20)

    Includes:
    • 1x Eagle Island game
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 183 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £10 or more About $12

    Kingfisher (~$12.40 ~€11,70)

    Please find the reward explanations at the bottom of this page.

    Includes:
    • 1x Eagle Island game
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    566 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £14 or more About $17

    Kestrel (~$17.40 ~€16,40)

    New in this tier:
    Soundtrack, Manual and Wallpapers!

    Includes:
    • Soundtrack
    • Manual PDF & Wallpapers
    • 1x Eagle Island game
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    136 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge £18 or more About $22

    Kite (~$22 ~€21)

    New in this tier:
    Island Lore & Artbook!

    Includes:
    • Island lore & artbook PDF
    • Soundtrack
    • Manual PDF & Wallpapers
    • 1x Eagle Island game
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    151 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge £26 or more About $32

    Owl (~$32 ~€30)

    New in this tier:
    Level Seed!
    Check the reward descriptions for an explanation.

    Includes:
    • Level Seed
    • Island lore & artbook PDF
    • Soundtrack
    • Manual PDF & Wallpapers
    • 1x Eagle Island game
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    69 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge £38 or more About $47

    Hawk (~$47 ~€45)

    New in this tier:
    Beta access (includes full game as well)!

    Includes:
    • 1x Eagle Island beta access
    • Level Seed
    • Island lore & artbook PDF
    • Soundtrack
    • Manual PDF & Wallpapers
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    56 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge £50 or more About $62

    Falcon (~$60 ~€62)

    New in this tier:
    3x copies of the game (includes 1x beta access)

    Includes:
    • 2x Eagle Island game
    • 1x Eagle Island beta access
    • Level Seed
    • Island lore & artbook PDF
    • Soundtrack
    • Manual PDF & Wallpapers
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    22 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge £70 or more About $87

    Harrier (~$87 ~€82)

    New in this tier:
    Pose for a Statue!
    Check the reward descriptions for an explanation.

    Includes:
    • 2x Eagle Island game
    • Pose for a Statue
    • 1x Eagle Island beta access
    • Level Seed
    • Island lore & artbook PDF
    • Soundtrack
    • Manual PDF & Wallpapers
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 13 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge £100 or more About $124

    Osprey (~$124 ~€117)

    New in this tier:
    Big Level Seed!

    Includes:
    • Big Level Seed
    • 2x Eagle Island game
    • Pose for a Statue
    • 1x Eagle Island beta access
    • Island lore & artbook PDF
    • Soundtrack
    • Manual PDF & Wallpapers
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    10 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge £150 or more About $186

    Buzzard (~$186 ~€176)

    New in this tier:
    Co-design a monster!
    Check the reward descriptions for an explanation.

    Includes:
    • Co-design a stationary monster
    • Big Level Seed
    • 1x Eagle Island beta access
    • Pose for a Statue
    • 2x Eagle Island game
    • Island lore & artbook PDF
    • Soundtrack
    • Manual PDF & Wallpapers
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 4 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge £200 or more About $248

    Vulture (~$248 ~€234)

    New in this tier:
    Super Level Seed!

    Includes:
    • Super Level Seed
    • Co-design a stationary monster
    • 1x Eagle Island beta access
    • Pose for a Statue
    • 2x Eagle Island game
    • Island lore & artbook PDF
    • Soundtrack
    • Manual PDF & Wallpapers
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 2 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge £250 or more About $310

    Eagle (~$310 ~€293)

    New in this tier:
    Co-design a moving monster!

    Includes:
    • Co-design a moving monster
    • Super Level Seed
    • 2x Eagle Island game
    • Pose for a Statue
    • 1x Eagle Island beta access
    • Soundtrack
    • Island lore & artbook PDF
    • Manual PDF & Wallpapers
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge £400 or more About $495

    Roc (~$496 ~€469)

    New in this tier:
    Mini-Boss!

    Includes:
    • Co-design a Mini-Boss
    • Super Level Seed
    • 2x Eagle Island game
    • Pose for a Statue
    • 1x Eagle Island beta access
    • Soundtrack
    • Island lore & artbook PDF
    • Manual PDF & Wallpapers
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,238

    Armaura (~$1241 ~€1171)

    New in this tier:
    Dungeon and Boss!

    Includes:
    • Dungeon & Co-Design a Boss
    • 2x Eagle Island game
    • Pose for a Statue
    • 1x Eagle Island beta access
    • Soundtrack
    • Island lore & artbook PDF
    • Manual PDF & Wallpapers
    • Credits & Dev Log
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (34 days)