Flying Hamster 2 takes to Kickstarter, Castlevania composer on board

By Brenna Hillier, Monday, 7 April 2014 23:56 GMT

Flying Hamster 2 could be a thing, assumign the Internet coughs up $150,000 to help The Game Atelier make it happen.


The Sunflowers developer has launched a Kickstarter to fund the side-scrolling RPG, which marks the return of titular rodent Newton. The Game Atelier describes it as filling the hole left by a lack of decent spiritual successor to Wonder Boy in Monster Land.

Excitingly, celebrated composer Michiru Yamane has signed on to the project; her credits include Skullgirls, Otomedius Excellent, several Castlevania games, Suikoden IV and many more. A second mysterious composer is to be revealed soon.

If the Kickstarter is successful, Flying Hamster 2 would arrive in mid-2015 on PC in both Steam and DRM-free forms, but the developer has included stretch goals for 3DS, PS4, Vita, Wii U and Xbox One. There are plenty of assets to view and rewards to peruse, and the campaign has 26 days remaining,

The 2010 original was downloaded over 1.7 million times on iOS, PSP and Vita.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.



Flying Hamster 2

The Game Atelier

  • Flying Hamster 2 picked up by indie publisher FDG Entertainment

    Flying Hamster 2’s Kickstarter campaign fell short of its funding goal, but there’s good news: The Game Atelier’s side-scrolling action-RPG has been picked up by FDG Entertainment. The indie publisher will release the game on PC through Steam with other platforms planned for a later time.

  • The Game Atelier makes back catalog free to promote Flying Hamster 2 Kickstarter

    Flying Hamster 2 is up on Kickstarter, and in order to drum up interest in the crowdfunding endeavor, The Game Atelier is offerings its back catalog for free on iOS. Those who own a PlayStation Vita will find SunFlowers and Flying Hamster through store for only 49 cents each. Flying Hamster 2 needs $150,000 in […]