February 6th, 2013 | By Alex Wilkinson
Today we are back to The Escapist’s Indie Speed Run jam once more, this time looking at the title Notch picked for the top ten games. Dawnseed is a highly creative game that overtly takes a great deal of influence from the top down Legend Of Zelda games from the early Nintendo era and has been created by Hippomancer.
Dawnseed is a very interesting take on the Zelda series and works very well (even if a few controls where a little wonky) as you gradually get more powerful. What was truly interesting was how Hippomancer managed to combine the RPG action with a great strategy game at the end, it really was ingenious and a great deal of fun.
Needless to say the gameplay is a lot of fun, however it does fall short on the story. Dawnseed is a game that feels like the developers intended to put in a big over arching story, but miss out a lot of the details about it until the very end with an ending cut scene that didn’t really explain a lot.
Average play time – 8 minutes
Of course Dawnseed was created within 48 hours so you can forgive its lack of story but I just feel the developers wanted to really convey something more then they ended up doing.
Overall Dawnseed is a very interesting and fun game that will not use up too much of your time. If you are a fan of Zelda this is a no brainer and be sure to play the amusing random platformer title they threw in the mix for an additional bonus.
Dawnseed can be found on the Indie Speed Run site.
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