Pier Solar has an interesting history in video games. The game is developed by WaterMelon Co. originally as a homebrew RPG for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 2010. From there Pier Solar had incredible success as it sold out completely through pre-orders prior to the release. Following the game’s original success, WaterMelon Co. took it to Kickstarter to try and fund an HD edition called Pier Solar HD for Xbox 360, PC, Mac, Linux and Sega Dreamcast. The Kickstarter is over and completely funded, safe to say, and reached all the set stretch goals as well. The stretch goal that concerns us here at AndroidShock is that it is now also being developed for Android and OUYA devices.
Again, the original Pier Solar was a 16-bit RPG for the SEGA Mega Drive & SEGA Genesis, becoming the only game developed for that platform in the new millennium. The game follows Houston, a young botanist, on a quest to save his father from an unknown illness. Houston joins his friends on a quest to find a strange herb that will hopefully cure his father. What made the original Pier Solar so special is that it was 100% made, no ports or copies were used and was developed on a custom 64MEG cartridge (average was 12MEG) which allowed for huge advancements in aesthetics and cutscenes. Now with Pier Solar HD the game is getting a complete graphical overhaul in HD to be as stunning as it can. As it did with it’s original success, Pier Solar HD was successfully funded as well as all the stretch goals, raising a total of $231,000. There is no official release date but know we’ll keep our eyes out on this treasure of a game.