Do you love point and click adventure games? Is reggae your jam? Then this is the Kickstarter for you! Bolt Riley: A Reggae Adventure is a classic 2D point-and-click adventure game from indie studio Adventure Mob and designers Lori and Corey Cole.
According to Oded Sharon, the CEO of Adventure Mob, his love of reggae stems from the classic point and click adventure series, Monkey Island. Clearly, Bolt Riley is an homage of sorts to the golden age LucasArts adventure games. With hand-drawn background artwork and cel animation, it definitely looks like Monkey Island. But the resemblance doesn’t end there: funny dialogue, wacky inventory items, silly puzzles, sweet reggae…this game has Guybrush Threepwood written all over it.
In it you play the titular Bolt Riley, a poor young man from Trenchtown, Jamaica. You are an up-and-coming musician, but are faced with many obstacles (including a gang of “Rude Boys”) on your path to Bob Marley-esque super-stardom. You must form a band, find inspiration, write and produce songs, and finally perform them. Bolt Riley’s journey of peace, love, and reggae is told in three acts, as he goes from impoverished underdog to worldwide music sensation.
The Kickstarter for Bolt Riley has a goal of $120,000, which will allow them to have fully voice-acted dialogue, availability on multiple platforms, and original reggae compositions. So far, they’ve made $21,404. With any luck, they’re hoping to release the first chapter of the game on 4/20, 2014 because…yeah. If you are interested, check out the video above. If you want to help fund Bolt Riley, you can donate to the Kickstarter here.