Furthermore, I will admit right here that I had to do a bit of Wikipedia mining and Googling in order to get up to speed on the exploits of the titular Saber Rider, but what I found has impressed me. Anyone who remembers cartoon series from the 80s like the aforementioned Dungeons & Dragons and, more appropriately, stuff like BraveStarr (the series featuring a Native American sheriff and his talking horse) will be right at home with Saber Rider; and after watching some clips on YouTube I must admit to warming to the 'space western' aesthetics.
As previously mentioned, Saber Rider initially started life as Nintendo 3DS/PC project and a Dreamcast version with enhanced visuals was offered as a stretch goal. It appears that the development team, Team Saber Rider, received enough interest in a Dreamcast version from the start though, and as such three new rewards have been added to the project with varying funding levels. These are:
- Dream Special Level 1 - Game only with Manual and Spine Card $49 - USD
- Dream Special Level 2 - includes also the Games Soundtrack on a second CD - $99 USD
- Dream Special Level 3 - includes also the the Saber Rider Art Book - $139 USD
Head over to the Kickstarter page here and see what you think. You can also follow Team Saber Rider on Twitter for regular updates on the project.