Just a few days ago, developer Khan games launched a Kickstarter for Nescape! a brand new puzzle game for the NES, which has since well exceeded its original funding goal.
This 8-bit retro style puzzle game is not just a throwback to the NES days, but a love letter to real-life escape rooms, of which the developers are huge fans of. Much like Soko Banana and Candelabra, the game is planned to be playable digitally as well as on real hardware. As an added bonus, Nescape! is also uniquely compatible with the SNES Mouse peripheral with an add-on, something that originally wasn’t possible with the NES.
Check out the trailer for the game below, along with some additional details:
NEScape! is a new, true 8-bit mystery escape room game for the NES. Not only that, but it is (optionally) programmed to work with a SNES mouse! It’s totally your choice: play with a standard controller or play with a SNES mouse. Experience the thrill of playing a brand new NES game using a peripheral the system was never designed to work with!
NEScape! is packed to the brim with puzzles of all types. Logic puzzles, music puzzles, various mini-games, spot-the-difference puzzles, auditory puzzles, scramble puzzles, etc. We took all of our favorite puzzle-types and crammed them into one game for you all to enjoy. And forgive us when we tell you, this game is hard! We wanted to err on the side of too difficult rather than too easy. But rest assured, all of the puzzles make logical sense, so you won’t have to find batteries in a bag of flour (damn you Agatha Christie on the Wii).
The best part? None of the puzzles in the game require extensive reflexes or hand/eye coordination, so NEScape! can be enjoyed by gamers and non-gamers alike, from all age groups. If you enjoy challenging your brain, this game is for you!
If you’re interested in finding out more or picking up the game for yourself, its Kickstarter page can be found here.