Super Chibi Knight Articles RSS Feed | Super Chibi Knight RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Super Chibi Knight by father-daughter team launches on Steam Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:37:07 -0400 Bryan C. Tan

Ever wondered what a video game dreamed up by an 8-year-old girl would look like?

Well, wonder no more, because a 33-year-old indie developer has programmed his 8-year-old daughter's dreams into reality, and the outcome is an awesome cuteness overload filled with brave little heroes and gigantic wild beasts.

Super Chibi Knight by Pestoforce is a classic platforming hack n' slash RPG with adorable characters and a quirky story. As the Chibi Knight, players have to save the Kingdom of Oukoku from the spicy influence of General Tso either as a Sorcerer or a Beastmaster - a choice that significantly impacts the game's outcome.

Unique levels with their own custom look and power profile, unlockable specialty attacks, findable spells, rideable beast mounts, multi-stage bosses, and a plethora of secrets are there for players to discover in this Zelda-like action adventure.

A sequel to the popular 2010 browser game Chibi KnightSuper Chibi Knight first arrived on Steam Greenlight in June 2013, before being successfully funded on Kickstarter in March 2014, and then spending a year in Steam Early Access.

With dad Nick Pasto doing the programming and art, and daughter Bella crafting the story, concept art, and voice acting, Super Chibi Knight has finally launched on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux to very positive reviews.

For launch week, Super Chibi Knight is currently 10% off its normal price of $8.99 until July 1st. Additionally, the original soundtrack by Brian Holmes with over 70 tracks and almost 2 hours of music is available for $4.99.

Steam might be having a rough patch at the moment, so why not transport yourself to a world of wonder in Super Chibi Knight? It sure doesn't hurt to feel like an 8-year-old all over again.

A Father and Daughter Team Make Super Chibi Knight Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:59:07 -0400 Synzer

Nick Pesto is making a follow-up to Chibi Knight called Super Chibi Knight. There is something very special about the game's development though, his 8-year old daughter Bella is helping him. She provides the voice of the protagonist and helps test the game. Bella seems very passionate about Super Chibi Knight, and gaming in general, as you can see from the video. Starting her off early could really help with her knowledge of game design and the industry for the future.

Even though Super Chibi Knight looks childish and is definitely designed that way, after all an 8-year old is heavily involved in the production. But don't let that be a deal breaker, it still has depth and challenge. There is an RPG element to the game where you can level up and get skills. There are also two specialization paths that you can take, Beast Rider or Sorcerer. Beast Rider does what the name implies, you ride huge beasts to attack your enemies. Sorcerer casts various magical attacks. These are the only options available at the time, but considering the game is not completed yet, there could be more in the future. I think the game will still be fine as it is without the extra options though. Super Chibi Knight is now on Steam Greenlight, so go vote on it here!

What do you think of this new game? Do you think it is good that young Bella is being exposed to game design and development so early? Personally, I think it is a wonderful idea. If more people like Nick get their children into design early, we can have a bigger variety of developers and games. Discuss what you think in the comments below.