Of any game in Nintendo’s lineup, arguably the most artistically different is the Paper Mario series. Built from the ground up with newspaper craft and kitschiness in mind, every thing in the game feels like it was created in an arts and crafts project. With this in mind, it is impressive how far Indiegogo-backed game Bug Fables can nail that fashion. And as the game nears its financing goal, we now get a deeper glimpse into gameplay along with the crafting mechanics.
What is Bug Fables? It’s (so far) lightly-publicized Indiegogo project by Panamanian indie developer Moonsprout Games. Having a light bottom line of $20,000, Bug Fables has already cleared nearly 70% of its funding goal. The game is a Adventure Turn-based RPG following three bugs (Bee, Beetle, and Moth) within their quest for immortality at Bugaria.
Although it may look like Paper Mario, it will possess the spare touch of modern gambling — including action commands along with a crafting-like cooking system. That system is the subject of the most recent update, which reveals a video crafting bombs and then utilizing them later in combat:
Because you can see, from picture style to gameplay to audio design, this game seems emulated directly out of the world of Paper Mario.
Bug Fables — assuming it fulfills its fundraising targets — will establish only for PC at June 2019.