The Retro Room Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Game Boy Advance first person shooter Elland: The Crystal Wars, an updated version of the previously unreleased Dune: Ornithopter Assault by Cryo Interactive in the early 2000s. Twenty years later, the Dune IP has been dropped and the game is finally getting a physical release.
Elland, a harsh desert world on the outskirts of the Galaxy. With nothing but scant indigenous life, the planet is controlled by the cooperative, Elland Inc, which mines the minerals and crystals used to construct Galactic star cruisers. These mining operations have transformed Elland from a dusty wasteland into a glittering prize.
Meanwhile, the neighboring world of Mank is home to the headquarters of the Trafford Corporation, the Galaxy’s largest constructor of space cruisers and weapons. Trafford uses it’s financial muscle and military might to get whatever it wants, and right now it wants to control Elland will use all of its resources to do so.
Players must pilot a fighter ship and ultimately defeat Trafford through 23 missions which includes escorting, guarding, destroying enemy ships and buildings, capturing vehicles, and collecting resources.
The Retro Room Games say that the project is 99% complete and, if stretch goals are met, further missions will be added and it will be localised into English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.