Megadrive Kickstarter Tanglewood Adds Dreamcast Stretch Goal

You've probably seen Tanglewood mentioned on various games sites and social media by now. It's a brand new Sega Megadrive platformer from Sheffield-based indie studio Big Evil Corporation. Assuming the role of a fox-like creature called Nymn, players are tasked with traversing the eponymous Tanglewood and safely returning to the pack. From the Kickstarter campaign page:

Set in the realm of Tanglewood, the game follows a young creature, Nymn, separated from the pack after the sun sets. Unable to get back to the safety of the family's underground home, Nymn must find a way to survive the night terrors and get to morning. Tanglewood’s world is a dangerous one after dark; guiding Nymn you must use your skills of evasion, traps and trickery to defeat predators.
- Tanglewood Kickstarter Page

The game looks like a rather interesting platform adventure with visuals that really do invite the ageing Megadrive hardware to do some new tricks, and the team behind Tanglewood has already added some pretty intriguing tiers for backers. One of these is the ability to download a ROM of Tanglewood for use on Everdrives and emulators, which is a really cool thing to do.
The Kickstarter has four days to run at the time of writing, and Big Evil Corporation has today added a new stretch goal - a Dreamcast port. Further to this, a 'Dreamcast HD' port is described as a stretch goal at the £75,000 point, to be developed on a genuine Dreamcast dev kit and with totally reworked and redrawn graphics.

At this point in time, I'm a little jaded with stretch goal Dreamcast ports for Kickstarter projects that weren't started as Dreamcast games; and we can't really forget the furore that erupted over the Henshin Engine article published here at the Junkyard several months ago. However, the mention of genuine Dreamcast development tools, completely reworked visuals and Rayman/Flashback/Another World-style gameplay does sound intriguing. If you'd like to see a Dreamcast port of Tanglewood, you need to act fast and help the project smash the current target of £48,000 by a not insignificant £10,000 worth of funding. You have mere days to make this a reality.

If you'd like to back it, check head over to the Tanglewood project page here.

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