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Explore a colorful and imaginative world. Jump, fight and puzzle your way past its many dangers and mysteries.
Explore a colorful and imaginative world. Jump, fight and puzzle your way past its many dangers and mysteries.
Explore a colorful and imaginative world. Jump, fight and puzzle your way past its many dangers and mysteries.
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Intrepid Izzy - A modern adventure with retro gameplay

Intrepid Izzy is a genre-defying 2D game with a unique HD art style. Seamlessly blending platforming with beat-'em-up and adventure elements, Intrepid Izzy offers a gaming experience that feels both unique and familiar.

 A lot of time and attention was spent on developing the visual style of the game. The crisp and cartoony HD graphics come to life thanks to bright, warm colours and smooth animations.

  • Unique HD art style inspired by retro game graphics.
  • Crisp, detailed sprites with smooth animations.
  • Classic and modern influences come together in all aspects: gameplay, graphics and sound.
  • Explore huge levels, each with its own theme and mechanics.
  • Awesome soundtrack by the critically acclaimed Ben Boahene.
  • A story filled with humorous dialogues, excentric characters and mysterious secrets.
  • Excellent hardware support and all the options you might need to enjoy the game your way.
  • Easy to pick up, difficult to put down!

 

 

We had originally listed a PS4 version as a stretch goal, but it is now included in the base goal! Hooray!

Fight all the game's huge bosses in a frenzy!

An exclusive costume for KickStarter backers will be made, with unique powers and a special level to use them in.

A whole new way to experience the game! All levels will be given a new layout, so you can play through them linearly. We will even add an option to bind a key or button to "insert coin" to make the experience as authentic as possible!

 

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  • Intrepid Izzy on Steam
  • Receive updates via KickStarter
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  • Intrepid Izzy on PlayStation 4 (download)
  • Receive updates via KickStarter
  • Glorious Wallpapers
  • Intrepid Izzy on Steam or PlayStation 4 (download)
  • Digital user manual (PDF)
  • Your name in the game's credits
  • Receive updates via KickStarter
  • Glorious Wallpapers
  • Intrepid Izzy on Steam or PlayStation 4 (download)
  • Digital user manual (PDF)
  • Your name in the game's credits
  • The Soundtrack in FLAC and MP3 format (download)

NOTE: please select the reward marked "ALT. SHIPPING". The shipping cost to countries outside the EU was quite high on the original reward. This has been rectified in the alternative version. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

  • Receive updates via KickStarter
  • Glorious Wallpapers
  • Your name in the game's credits
  • The Soundtrack in FLAC and MP3 format (download)
  • Physical copy of Intrepid Izzy for SEGA Dreamcast
 
* Image for illustrational purposes only. This is not the final design.
* Image for illustrational purposes only. This is not the final design.

 

  • Receive updates via KickStarter
  • Glorious Wallpapers
  • Your name in the game's credits
  • The Soundtrack in FLAC and MP3 format (download)
  • Digital user manual (PDF)
  • Physical copy of Intrepid Izzy for SEGA Dreamcast
  • Intrepid Izzy on Steam
  • Digital Art Book
  • Receive updates via KickStarter
  • Glorious Wallpapers
  • Your name in the game's credits
  • The Soundtrack in FLAC and MP3 format (download)
  • Physical copy of Intrepid Izzy for SEGA Dreamcast
  • Physical Soundtrack CD
  • Izzy Statue
 
* Image for illustrational purposes only. Final design and statue will be produced after funding.
* Image for illustrational purposes only. Final design and statue will be produced after funding.

 

  • Receive updates via KickStarter
  • Glorious Wallpapers
  • The Soundtrack in FLAC and MP3 format (download)
  • Physical copy of Intrepid Izzy for SEGA Dreamcast
  • Physical Soundtrack CD
  • Izzy Statue x 2
  • Physical Art Book
  • Your name in the game's credits, bigger and in colour
  • Limited Edition
 
* Image for illustrational purposes only. This is not the final design.
* Image for illustrational purposes only. This is not the final design.

 

  • Receive updates via KickStarter
  • Glorious Wallpapers
  • The Soundtrack in FLAC and MP3 format (download)
  • Physical copy of Intrepid Izzy for SEGA Dreamcast
  • Physical Soundtrack CD
  • Physical Art Book
  • Izzy Statue x 2
  • Your name in the game's credits, big and in colour
  • Digital user manual (PDF)
  • Limited Edition
  • Intrepid Izzy on Steam
  • Intrepid Izzy on PS4
  • Portrait or statue in your likeness appears in game
  • Receive updates via KickStarter
  • Glorious Wallpapers
  • The Soundtrack in FLAC and MP3 format (download)
  • Physical copy of Intrepid Izzy for SEGA Dreamcast
  • Physical Soundtrack CD
  • Physical Art Book
  • Izzy Statue x 2
  • Your name in the game's credits, big and in colour
  • Digital user manual (PDF)
  • Limited Edition
  • Intrepid Izzy on Steam
  • Intrepid Izzy on PS4
  • Animated character in your likeness appears in game
  • Receive updates via KickStarter
  • Glorious Wallpapers
  • The Soundtrack in FLAC and MP3 format (download)
  • Physical copy of Intrepid Izzy for SEGA Dreamcast
  • Physical Soundtrack CD
  • Physical Art Book
  • Limited Edition
  • Intrepid Izzy on Steam
  • Intrepid Izzy on PS4
  • Digital user manual (PDF)
  • Izzy Statue x 4
  • Portrait or statue in your likeness appears in game
  • Animated character in your likeness appears in game
  • Your name in the game's credits, with portrait
  • Your name in the game's splash sequence

 

Windows PC's

  • Supports various resolutions
  • Supports both Xbox-compatible and legacy USB gamepads
  • Fully configurable controls
  • To be distributed via Steam

SEGA Dreamcast

A lower-resolution, but otherwise mostly identical version for one of the best loved consoles of all time.

  • Region free
  • Professionally manufactured pressed CD
  • Jewel case with NTSC-J style designs
  • Includes multi-lingual user manual (English & French)
  • Supports both standard gamepad and Arcade Stick
  • Supports NTSC, PAL, PAL-60 and VGA displays
  • Widescreen option

Sony PlayStation 4

  • Full HD
  • 60fps
  • Fully configurable controls
  • Distributed via PlayStation Store

The soundtrack is being composed by Ben Boahene, who also composed the highly praised soundtrack for Rush Rush Rally Racing. Completely in line with the rest of the game, his work fuses influences from past and future.

Listen to his work on SoundCloud!

Izzy is a plucky girl who likes travelling, dressing up and destroying the forces of evil. And as fate would have it, those are exactly the qualities that make a hero in this crazy world! 

 

Travelling the strange lands of her world, Izzy finds different costumes to wear. Each of these grants her different powers.

Star Shirt

Izzy's default attire. She discovers that spirit crystals give her the power to shoot fireballs when wearing this shirt.

Vampire Costume

In a secret chest in a hidden room in an eerie land, Izzy discovers the vampire costume. Wearing this costume, she can summon short but powerful energy bursts, as well as change into a bat and fly around for a limited time.

Flying Squirrel Costume

Besides looking adorable, this costume grants Izzy the power to glide and ride the wind!

Ninja Costume

Slice and dice your enemies with your katana, jump from walls and summon a dragon! Now that's what I call real ultimate power!

Space Suit

Not even the interstellar vacuum can stop Izzy now!

Other Costumes

Even more? Yes! But we don't want to give away everything just yet!

Izzy is a very versatile character. Hundreds of animation frames per costume give her a very complete set of abilities, while the game remains easily controlled with just 4 buttons. The controls can be fully configured, so everyone can enjoy the game in the way that suits them best!

 

Hordes of strange monsters are invading Izzy's world, intent on destruction and yearning for power. Where did they come from? From another dimension. Why are they here? To get their butts kicked! Each of the various enemies has its own unique characteristics. Can you defeat them all?

These are some examples of enemies you may encounter in the game. There will be even more!

Like the great Bob Ross said, everybody needs a friend. Fortunately, not every creature Izzy encounters is a monster. Some may even be very helpful!

These are just a few examples of the NPC's (Non-Player Characters) to expect. There will be many more!

Explore a colourful and imaginative world filled with ancient temples, mysterious mines and caves, icy mountains, eerie forests, futuristic space stations and many more strange and wonderful locations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This project is developed by Senile Team.

Senile Team: the creators of Beats of Rage and Rush Rush Rally Racing
Senile Team: the creators of Beats of Rage and Rush Rush Rally Racing

Roel van Mastbergen has 20 years professional experience in programming and illustration. He has worked on many games, of which the most well-known are probably Beats of Rage (by Senile Team), Rush Rush Rally Racing (by Senile Team) and Toki Tori (by Two Tribes). Roel is responsible for Intrepid Izzy's game design, art and programming.

Ben Boahene has been a musician for 25 years. An indispensable member of Senile Team, his soundtrack for Rush Rush Rally Racing was highly praised in every review!

Jeroen van Mastbergen and Albatross have been members of the team since the very beginning. They co-designed Beats of Rage and Rush Rush Rally Racing, and will contribute to Intrepid Izzy with thorough testing and QA.

If you back this project, you will of course receive updates via KickStarter. But what if you want more? Well, we also post news, information and occasionally, nonsense to our dev log, Facebook and Twitter!

 

Risks and challenges

TECHNICAL
Because we have already developed the engine and all the tools for this game, we have already overcome the biggest technical challenges. The only remaining significant technical challenge appears to be porting the game to PlayStation 4. Fortunately our programmer already has expierence in cross-platform development with various consoles, so this should be well within his capabilties.

TEAM
Getting the right people with the right talents together - and keeping them that way - can be problematic in all types of projects. This is why our project was specifically set up to require as few people as possible. Programming, graphics, animation and design are all handled by a single individual. The only other key member of the team is the musician. Both are good friends and have worked together for years, making them an extraordinarily stable team.

FINANCIAL
Our biggest financial challenge, and of course the very reason for turning to KickStarter, is to obtain sufficient funding. From our experience developing this game so far, as well as our previous projects, we are confident that our funding target is accurate. If, for whatever reason, this should prove not to be the case, we have a fallback, as described in the next paragraph.

SCHEDULE
By employing an iterative development methodology, we are able to minimize the developmental problems that indie games are typically subject to. The principle of this methodology is simple, but effective: avoid working on multiple features at once, but add them one by one in short cycles, evaluating the result each time. Then decide what additional feature would add the most value (e.g. another level, enemy or boss fight), and build that. Rinse and repeat. At the end of each cycle, the game will be a bit bigger and better, as well as fully playable. This guarantees that we will always be able to release a fully playable product on schedule - even if half our team should perish in a UFO crash. Also, if done right, development can progress much faster than with more organic methodologies.

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