What Awaits In Darkwood? An IndieGoGo Campaign

By Craig Pearson on May 14th, 2013 at 4:00 pm.

This isn't horror if you've ever been to a public toilet in Glasgow
Adam’s trousers haven’t been the same since he glimpsed top-down survival horror Darkwood. His favourite britches, woven from Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher’s eyebrow hairs and blessed by Morrissey, are now in a box and buried in consecrated ground. It was the overwhelming flood of terror juice he experienced at the indie RPG’s trailer. If you’d like to help the development team ruin pantaloons everywhere, they now have an IndieGoGo pitch.

Darkwood’s a mixture of old-school horror with new-school tricks. Procedurally generated levels filled with randomised action, but with a camera at an angle that’ll show off your bald-spot. A breathy, panicked character scouring a world for whatever meager rations and supplies there are, then barricading himself away from whatever is out there. Permadeath seems to be hidden in every shadow. Being overwhelmed and having to scour and hide still one of the most potent notions in horror, and that noise you can now hear is the chord the game struck. Ooh, rumbly.

They’re nearly at $10,000 of their $40,000 goal, with 23 days to go. Imagine the horror you’d experience in their sanity troubling, randomly generated world? Now imagine the horror they’re experiencing watching the fund for their game slowly drop in. These guys will know what true terror is at the end of the month, mark my words.

If you want to be convinced, head over to the site. The pitch trailer is below.

And here’s the original trailer that so en-soddened Adam’s breeks.

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20 Comments »

  1. Tinotoin says:

    Really looking forward to this one. Like, really really.

    • jemkem05 says:

      If you think Patrick`s story is impressive…, five weaks-ago my son in law earnt $8989 workin 40 hours a month from their apartment and the’re neighbor’s mom`s neighbour done this for 3 months and made more than $8989 parttime on there pc. apply the guidelines on this site grand4.com
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  2. BTAxis says:

    Just say no to permadeath.

  3. ukpanik says:

    Will wait for the inevitable switch to Kickstarter before I fund.

    • jonahcutter says:

      What’s the difference if it’s funded on IndieGoGo or Kickstarter?

      • Shuck says:

        Different payment options. Kickstarter also waits until the campaign reaches its goal before charging contributors, apparently Indiegogo doesn’t.

        • rustybroomhandle says:

          Please don’t spread half truths. Indiegogo campaigns can be run both ways. Fixed vs Flexible funding. Flexible is as you describe and Fixed is like Kickstarter.

          This particular one is a Fixed campaign.

          • Premium User Badge Bugamn says:

            He’s actually talking about another thing. It seems that when you pledge to a campaign in IndieGoGo, PayPal charges you immediately, but gives a refund if the campaign fails. I don’t know for sure if this applies to all people, I tried to pledge once without creating an account and that discouraged me (specially because the campaign seemed doomed and I didn’t feel like paying useless taxes).

          • rustybroomhandle says:

            This might be a Paypal thing, and perhaps why Kickstarter don’t use Paypal.

    • Erinduck says:

      Good luck with that. They’re not going to be able to start a Kickstarter without a US or UK address and bank account.

    • xxlegionxx says:

      “@Raven That’s true, but we couldn’t do launch on Kickstarter as we are not US/UK residents. There are ways around it but after 2 weeks of figuring it out and no-one to guarantee to make it work, we decided it’s not worth the risk.” (This is one of the Devs on their forum commenting on someones suggestion to put it on kickstarter.)

      If you want to see the game funded, I would do it now. It is unlikely they will put it on kickstarter if it fails

  4. jonahcutter says:

    Looks like it’s in the same vein as Project Zomboid. Though weirder.

    Looking forward to this.

  5. guygodbois00 says:

    What awaits in Darkwood? Why, Za-Gor Te-Nay, of course. Also, Chico Felipe Cayetano Lopez Martinez y Gonzales.

  6. InfectedNinja says:

    It looks like Teleglitch if it had real graphics. Looking forward to it :D