Currently seeking for $6,000 through Kickstarter, Savage: The Shard of Gosen puts players in the loincloth of a barbarian in the world of Lor. Heavily inspired by Conan, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Castlevania, Savage: The Shard of Gosen is currently being developed for Windows PC with an estimated release window of July-December of this year. Matt Fitzgerald is the solo developer behind the game, and describes Savage as a real passion project.

“I’ve tinkered with art, music, film, animation and comics in some capacity,” Fitzgerald explains on the Kickstarter campaign, “everything from amateur to freelance, and it’s an absolute joy to concentrate everything I’ve learned and apply it to a video game project. It scratches so many itches: from logic and design to art and music!”

Savage: The Shard of Gosen features an open, non-linear world to explore procedurally generated encounters in, over ten types of weapons with their own upgrade systems, and “world-spanning” quests and puzzles. Fitzgerald has 23 more days to pull in another $4,000 to meet his campaign goal.

Gamers interested in getting their hands on Savage can pick up the Alpha-build from Game Jolt.

Visit Savage: The Shard of Gosen on Kickstarter.