I've been covering Platformines for what feels like forever. As soon as I saw Magiko Gaming's idea for a massive procedurally-generated run & gun shooter promising crazy weaponry and addictive persistent exploration, I couldn't resist its charms. As the months wore on and the demos became ever more elaborate, Platformines really did start to resemble the lovechild of Spelunky, Borderlands and Contra. Don't think too hard about the imagery.
Contralanky? Borderconky? Sporderlontra? I'll work on the portmanteaux, but for for now, you need to know three very important things.
1: After several months of near-total inactivity on Steam Greenlight, to the extent where many interested fans felt that the project might have died, Platformines has been officially greenlit and is coming to the service next year.