Flix is a Flea who lives on a Dog, who in turn lives on an intrepid space-exploring rocket-ship. When his rocket-ship sets down on a seemingly desolate little planetoid, Flix takes the opportunity to do some exploring of his own. And there is the premise of Flix the Flea – a charming little experimental platformer by Psychotic Psoftware.
After taking an unfortunate nosedive into a nearby chasm, Flix is now a lost flea. Utilizing his disproportionately powerful flea-legs, it’s Flix’s mission to escape from a series of deep and foreboding caves, which are inhabited by some ugly, deadly, and very hungry flying reptiles.
But, there is a twist to this charming little Kickstarter. Instead of your traditional run left/right and jump type control scheme, which you would find in any other platformer, you instead only control the power and direction of your jump. Flix uses a left/right control system where jump height depends purely on how long you hold the button for. When you release the button, Flix jumps. Pretty neat, and a different take on the genre.
Psychotic Psoftware is looking for £1,100 to fund Flix the Flea, not a very ambitious amount and you can back for as little as £1. So why not take a look? You can find Flix the Flea on Kickstarter right now.