It is a widely known fact that everyone loves bacon, and any “evidence” to the “contrary” is easily dismissed as bacon discrimination. The truth is that bacon transcends us all; its crispy, salty goodness leading humanity toward a brighter, fatter future. The new Kickstarter from Skymap acknowledges this in their new game: Bacon Man. Bringing bacon to life both as a video game and as its main protagonist, Bacon Man is a 3D side-scrolling game that is centered around the adventures of sentient bacon. Also featured are other foods, but naturally, these are the enemies of Bacon Man, and must be defeated in order to exact revenge on the Pork King, who killed your grandfather.
Just in case the notion of controlling a living bunch of bacon hasn’t sold you already, Bacon Man flies around levels with guns that shoot toast — the perfect accompaniment to bacon, naturally — and decked out in freedom. Otherwise known as red, white and blue, if you aren’t from America. Bacon sporting America’s colors is almost too much to handle… and yet, there’s more. The game features an interesting and complex combat system, with your combat moves also working as ways to move you from place to place. For example, you can use your toast guns as a sort of jetpack, and hang in the air for a longer period of time.
Bacon Man will be available for both Windows and Mac from day one, and they’ll be pursuing Steam distribution through Greenlight. If bacon and freedom are the ingredients for your kind of game, you can watch the video above and contribute to their Kickstarter here. And, of course, the game will be gluten free.