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Hyper Light Drifter

About Hyper Light Drifter

Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16­bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.

Developer's Artistic Statement

I wanted to create my childhood dream game. I wanted to capture the sense of adventure and danger I felt when exploring A Link to the Past for the first time, or the overwhelming odds that Diablo presented, but in my own voice, with a grander scope and more surreal, brighter style.



  • Platform: Linux, Mac, PC, PS Vita, Playstation 4, Steam, Wii U, Xbox One
  • Developer: Heart Machine
  • Website:

Developer Info

Alex Preston: Creator, Art Lead, Story, Design, Team Lead
Beau Blyth: Design + Code, Combat, Prototype
Teddy Dief: Design + Code, Narrative Design, Producing
Casey Hunt: Story + World Building, Narrative Design + Cohesion, Level Design
Sean Ward: Animation, Cinematics, Design Assistance
Disasterpeace: Music + Ambience
Akash Thakkar: Sound Design
Lisa Brown: Additional Level Design
Cosimo Galluzzi: Art Support, Cinematics

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