Retro-Inspired Tangledeep Hits Kickstarter Goal in Its First Week


Tangledeep, a dungeon-crawling roguelike that draws heavy inspiration from the 16-bit glory days of the Super NES, has been successfully Kickstarted in less than a week.

And it’s not hard to see why. The game’s solo developer, Andrew Aversa (AKA the electronic music artist zircon) has clearly put his heart and soul into this project. In the game’s charming Kickstarter video, Aversa talks about Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger as influences, and he shows off some game notes he’d drafted up when he was just a wee little kid. This definitely looks like a dream project for him.

And the Kickstarter wasn’t asking for much, just $15,000 — not to fund the game but to merely give it some additional polish.

From the footage in the trailer, Tangledeep definitely has the vibe of an old school roguelike, with what looks like tile-based movement while in dungeons and a lovely pixelated art style.


Donations as low as $15 will get you a digital copy of the game, while higher donation tiers allow you to put yourself into the game in various ways, going so far as to let you help design your own monster or class type.

Aversa has a very fleshed-out development roadmap for the game, and it looks like he’s on schedule to hit a late-2017 release for PC, Mac, and Linux. It would be wonderful if Tangledeep eventually comes to consoles, though there’s currently no announcement for a console release.

Check out the game’s Kickstarter page, and check out the Kickstarter video below.

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