Hello friends! I thought it's time I finally introduce the SMWC community to what I've been working on- a little hack called Polyphony.
So what is Polyphony?
Polyphony is a music concept where multiple melodies play at once to create a larger, cohesive picture! Oh, you meant the hack? Well, Polyphony is somewhat of a hybrid- my intent was to provide a fun and fair challenge to players of all skill levels!
The hack has two routes- a 'Main' route and an 'Alternate' route. Beginning the hack, the player will find themself engaging in fairly simple Mario-style platforming. As the game goes on, the platforming will gradually introduce new, fun elements that are most commonly found in kaizo hacks, while still maintaining the difficulty expectations of your average Standard hack.
...Well, unless you decide to take it upon yourself to explore the Polyphonic Isles deeper, and set down that 'Alternate' route in a journey to the North. Then, you'll come face to face with challenging, true kaizo levels that will certainly test you far more than the 'Main' route.
Real talk time.
As I'm sure you may have guessed, this is my first hack, and I'm aware of the trappings that such things entail. I've done my best to ensure that the hack isn't too blind, isn't too unfair and is well-playtested, reaching out to experienced testers to give me the critical feedback I need. I hope you check it out when it releases, and I certainly hope you enjoy your time with it! It'd be my absolute dream for Polyphony to find its way onto a list of recommended 'Kaizo for beginners' in some fashion, but one can only hope.
Have a lovely day, and thank you for checking out my thread!