NEScape! Press Kit

Description

NEScape! is a game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), developed and programmed by Kevin Hanley, with graphics by Jon Piornack, music by Travis Nelson, and story and puzzle consultation by Kyndal Howard. It was released in 2019. It is a mystery escape room game designed to optionally be played with the Super Nintendo mouse.

Pitch

In NEScape! it's you against the clock in an intense race to escape the room before time runs out! Do you have the mental fortitude to assemble the clues and connect the dots so that you might overcome the challenges and see what lies on the other side of the door?

Summary Fact Sheet

Website

    www.khangames.com

Team Members

    Kevin Hanley: programming & sfx

    Jon Piornack: background art, sprites & box illustration

    Travis Nelson: music

    Kyndal Howard: story & puzzle consultant

Release Platforms

    NES Cartridge

    NES ROM

    PC/Mac/Linux

    Nintendo Switch (tentative)

Release Dates

    Kickstarter launch: May 15, 2019

    NES Cartridge: September 3, 2019

    PC/Mac/Linux: September 3, 2019

Approximate Price

    NES ROM: USD $10

    PC Digital: USD $20

    NES Cartridge (with box): USD $60

Primary Language

    English

Rating

    This game has not been rated

Play Time

    Full Game: 60 minute timer

    Speed runs: under 12 minutes

File Size

    NES ROM: 512KB

Contact

    pedrothekevin[at]gmail[dot]com

Social

    Twitter

    Kickstarter

History

Planning on NEScape! began in late September 2018 by Kevin Hanley & Kyndal Howard. The ideas were presented to Jon Piornack on October 11, 2018, when he began work on graphics. Travis Nelson submitted his first batch of music on November 13, 2018. The first chapter was completed and a demo debuted at MAGFest in National Harbor, Maryland on January 3, 2019. Upon return from the expo, development resumed and continued until the game was considered complete on March 15, 2019, the day it was submitted to IndieCade (The International Festival of Independent Games). NEScape! was accepted by IndieCade as an award nominee in the Adaptation category.

The Kickstarter campaign raised over $15,000 in the first 24 hours of its launch, and went on to raise almost $40,000 by the end of the 30 days.

Images & Media

Promotional Images

    Download

Videos

    Teaser #1

    Kickstarter Trailer

Manual

    Download

Interviews

    ARGcast - Podcast dedicated to retro video games

Social Media

Kevin Hanley - @atonofglaciers

Jon Piornack - @peekabrews

Travis Nelson - @trojanhorse711

Kyndal Howard - no social media