We’ve cooed before at the Shadow of the Colossus stylings of Prey for the Gods [official site], a game about a wee lass on a frozen island hunting honking great bosses and even clambering up ’em for murdertimes. With a touch of survival game, because it’s flipping freezing. Now developers No Matter Studios have turned to Kickstarter seeking $300,000 of our wonga to finish making it. It does look pretty swish.
This sounds like very much My Sort Of Thing:
“Do you take the giants head-on and dodge their massive attacks, striking when the time is right? Or hide from their gaze and sneak up on them? Pick up a sword, find a bow and arrow, fly through the air with a grapple hook, or use your bare hands.”
Though this is an astonishing description:
“Prey for the Gods ambitiously combines the game play of Shadow of the Colossus, Deus Ex, DayZ, and BloodBorne.”
Exsqueeze me? Baking powder? Let’s quickly move on to the pitch video:
There! Much better! Wander around, scavenge for equipment, and beat seven bells out of five giants. It’s a shame that No Matter haven’t released any sort of playable demo, given that they have some sort of prototype going, but they’re almost a third of the way to their goal with the campaign barely started.
Putting at least $15 into the Kickstarter would get you a copy of the finished game. No Matter plan to launch Prey for the Gods in December 2017. As ever with crowdfunding campaigns, be wary, manage expectations, and know it might all go tits-up.