Top-Down Shooter Blacksea Odyssey Has Parted Ways With Mastertronic And Hit Kickstarter To Reach Their Funding Goal

Mastertronic is unable to continue funding Blacksea Odyssey. As a result, Team Blacksea Odyssey and Mastertronic part ways. Now Team Blacksea Odyssey aims to self-publish and have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000 in order to complete their dream game. They’ve also released a free demo version of the game along with the Kickstarter.

Once a decade, the greatest huntsmen in the universe gather to compete in a legendary tournament known as the Blacksea Odyssey. Armed with only a spear and a harpoon, hunters must battle against creatures of colossal size and unimaginable terror. Using wit and skill, the huntsmen must identify the weaknesses of their foes in order to exploit them or die trying. Steeped in blood, ancient treasures, runic technologies, and a madness that wills them to enter deeper into the black abyss, these huntsman compete for a chance to claim the ultimate glory of facing a creature of such magnanimous size and insatiable ferocity that its wingspan has been said to stretch across galaxies while it’s breath consumes black holes; the Titan of the Stars! But does such a great huntsman exist….

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The Gameplay

A vast sort of cumulative imagination has inspired us to create a dark and beautiful experience with lush otherworldly spacescapes, dangerous behemoths to rend, and a twitch-based stream of rapturous delight. With Blacksea Odyssey we wanted to create something truly original. While inspired by many of our favorite games, we believe our vision of Blacksea Odyssey separates itself from games of similar genres while still staying true to it’s core; a fast-paced space shooter. Imagine if you will Shadow of the Colossus’s massively scaled bosses, Geometry Wars extremely crisp and fluid control scheme, Path of Exile’s deep RPG-like rune system, and Binding of Isaac’s insane replayability. While many games have influenced the design of Blacksea Odyssey, these games have had the heaviest impact.

Gameplay Breakdown

Eviscerate your opponents with an onslaught of weapon loadouts and item customizations. Discover new weapon and ship runes to demolish your enemies with. Pick from an assortment of huntsmen each with their own unique characteristics to become the next great challenger in the Blacksea Odyssey.
Choose from a variety of spacescapes to explore. Each with their own unique set of creatures to hunt, mysteries to discover, and ancient runes to unearth. From character dialogues and the environment to enemy spawns and loot drops, everything in the game is procedurally generated and is affected by your choices. Travel deeper into the abyss at your own peril; the Blacksea is not for the faint of heart.
Prepare yourself for a steep difficulty curve. While picking up the game is fluid and easy in it’s earlier stages, the later parts require a mastery of mechanics both inside and out. Enemies become ferocious and unyielding, and bosses continue to adapt and grow until eventually becoming seemingly insurmountable. Intelligent strategy and fast reflexes will be required to overcome these colossal creatures.

Alpha Demo Content:

  • 10+ enemies to hunt in the Blacksea!
  • 75+ items and runes to customize your spear and ship!
  • Two Elderfish bosses as large as your screen!
  • A Kingfish super boss over five times the size of your screen!

Remember there is more than one way to show your support, you can choose to back them on Kickstarter and/ or take to social media to ensure all of your friends, family members, and even your co-workers know that you’re looking to recruit them in the effort to push the Kickstarter campaign as far as it’ll go for the sake of the Stretch Goals.