Moonman Is a Sci-Fi Romp Through An Alien World

Moonman is an indie game where you travel across an alien planet orbited by several moons.

A side-scrolling platformer developed by Benjamin Porter, the game is about to finish a successful Kickstarter campaign. It is fully-funded and has received the site's "Staff Pick" award.

Moonman takes after games like Mario, Sonic, Mega Man, and other classics from the 2-D era of gaming.

The point of the game is to find pieces of the moon that have been scattered throughout the world; light has vanished, and the only way to restore it is to find the lunar fragments.

"Moonman is an adventure game starring a smiling green moonman," Porter said on his official website. "It is set on a nocturnal planet orbited by many moons.

Every new game generates a unique world containing towns, forests, tombs, islands, and alien landscapes.

The goal of the game is to find seven moon fragments that have fallen from the sky. These fragments are to power a giant star-machine that will bring light back into the world."

The many different landscapes in Moonman are treacherous, and you will need to use the mining and digging mechanic in order to survive.

Every world will be fully destructible, and you can dig just about anywhere. There will be different weapon types you can use, and some will be elaborately named, like the "Blessed Magical Smash Hammer of De-Friending."

Moonman is expected to launch for Steam PC in May.