Freedom Planet started out as a fan tribute to the Sonic the Hedgehog games of the Sega Genesis. It later evolved into its own unique, but strongly influenced property. DiDuro's development studio, GalaxyTrail, released the game last year following a successful Kickstarter. It is currently available on GOG, Steam and the Humble Store.
Retro indie platformer Freedom Planet has been announced for release on the Wii U. "...Sometime near the end of the year", according to creator Stephen DiDuro's twitter account.