A project in Tarrytown, NY by thematteblackstudio

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An all-new 2D action adventure RPG, inspired by the golden age of platformers.
Backers: 1309
Average Pledge Per Backer: $63

Funded: $82,202 of $30,000
Dates: Sep 18th -> Oct 18th (30 days)
Project By: thematteblackstudio
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Latest News


October 16th - via:
Sentinels! Only 48 hours to go! Now more than ever, LUCID needs your help getting the word out about the closing days of the campaign. You all have been so generous with your support, your kind words, and your enthusiasm, and I’m hoping you’ll... (Read More)

Upcoming Metroidvania Game 'LUCID' Surpasses Funding Goal on Kickstarter

October 11th - via:
Apogee Entertainment and solo developer Eric Manahan have announced that their new Metroidvania game, LUCID, has secured over 200% funding on Kickstarter ahead of its planned release on Nintendo Switch in 2025. (Read More)

Lucid - Official Kickstarter Trailer

October 11th - via:
Lucid is an action-packed precision pixel platformer developed by Eric Manahan of The Matte Black Studio. Players will enter a flow state to hunt the Lucid Giant’s heart across shimmering caverns, snow-covered ridges, and barren badlands. (Read More)


October 8th - via:
Sentinels! We DID IT!  200% FUNDED. Another Stretch Goal Completed :) LUCID will now have even more DAVID WISE MUSIC.. How wild is that?? Now.. onto the next Stretch Goal, which is… BOSS RUSH MODE! A brand new way to test your might and challenge... (Read More)


October 3rd - via:
Hey there True Sentinels! We’re halfway through already! Time is really flying by, but we’re about to hit 50K and most of the way to unlocking new tracks by David Wise! Speaking of tracks, I have another one from Andrew Black to share with you!... (Read More)

LUCID's FIRST STRETCH GOAL! ... Now... who wants to hear some more DAVIE WISE!?

September 27th - via:
True Sentinels! We did it! 150%!! And with that, we unlock: THE SENTINEL TRIALS! I can’t wait for all of you to tackle some of the most challenging platforming I can conjure, and LUCID has officially become better because of your support! Thank you... (Read More)

The Story Behind LUCID, the ‘World’s First Celestoidvania’

September 22nd - via:
Back at PAX East 2022, I met Eric Manahan, the solo developer behind an upcoming game called LUCID. It’s a fast-paced, fluid action platformer that’s as kinetic as it is aggressive. Manahan described it as a “Celestoidvania,” and he just launched his Kickstarter for LUCID. (Read More)

Our Journey Has Just Begun!

September 20th - via:
We did it! 3 days in and we met our funding goal!  I can’t thank you enough, for those who backed and those who shared the campaign around. You’re really helping make my dreams come true! But it’s not done yet! I'm going to unveil some amazing... (Read More)

The latest Kickstarter success to watch is an RPG inspired by a wild mix of classics, from Celeste and Metroidvanias to Doom and Studio Ghibli

September 20th - via:
The 2D action RPG Lucid has jumped straight to the top of Kickstarter, now just inches from its funding goal with four weeks still left in its campaign, and I'm starting to see why. (Read More)

Feeling Grateful!

September 18th - via:
Dear True Sentinels, Whew! What a day! LUCID is over 60 percent funded in under 12 hours, and I couldn’t be happier or more excited! Thank you so much for your support and your enthusiasm, it’s been a long road and taken a lot of work to get... (Read More)

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