Hyper Light Drifter is a perfect example that proves you don’t have to be Double Fine or some other extremely well known developer to succeed on Kickstarter. When Heart Machine ran their campaign in 2013 the goal was a tepid $27,000. By the end, the action RPG had raised closer to $650,000.
No, Hyper Light Drifter hasn’t launched yet – but you can get your hands on it anyway. If you’re a backer then this is old news but now everyone can get in on the action. A purchase option for a “Limited Preview” popped up on the Heart Machine site for $25 and provides a Steam code. Of course, ordering it also counts as a pre-order on a full copy of Hyper Light Drifter whenever that’s out.
If you can wait for launch then you’ll be able to snag a copy for $15. Note that this preview is for a PC build only and doesn’t grant access to the upcoming PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox One, or Ouya versions.