September 4th, 2012 | By Alex Wilkinson
I was just searching around on the internet like you do and stumbled across a very interesting indie developer who goes by the name Winged Doom. Apparently he is a Russian developer who has been working on a string of projects over the past couple of years seeming to only develop them to a certain level before moving on which I found very disappointing considering how they look. He is currently throwing all of his effort into a title called Journey to Hammerdale which looks to be a modern day take on the classic Zelda titles on the early Nintendo systems and by all accounts looks like it will be a great title.
However out of all his products he is working on the title Stealer took my by complete surprise because although still in very early stages it looks fantastic, the art styling is just exactly what I would love to see in more games. Be sure to check out the video concept below for the sequel to Stealer (same art style).
Stealer is billed to be a run and gun type platform game focused greatly on the atmosphere, set in a highly stylized Sci-Fi setting where a malevolent faction controls the populous forever expanding its borders into uncharted space engulfing all that it comes in contact with. Stealer is set in this universe although now the overlords have become fractured and the empire is in the throes of a civil war, the story seems sound enough and is still in development much like the rest of his game.
Stealer is just one of many titles that Winged Doom is currently working on all of which look fantastic, with his chosen style to be creating games that have much more of a retro art styling which is undeniably fantastic and very eye catching. I hope no one has gotten their hopes up too much as it is hard to say if he will ever complete a project, he seems to be unable to settle on just one but from the way his titles look I would say he has potential to come out with some great titles.
That said I am sure if he worked on all the visuals and stories maybe with another programmer he could get some great titles out into the indie market, as there is quite the buzz for Stealer over at the TIGForums. Winged Doom’s website can be found here and I suggest for all of you who like the look of his stuff to actually get him motivated to finish these fantastic looking games.