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Gorgeous Walking Sim Shape Of The World Hits Kickstarter

Pretty pretty

Shape of the World [official site] is certainly the flashiest walking simulator I've seen. Its world appears before you as you walk, ground rising up, rocks falling down, and trees unfurling. It's gorgeous, and doesn't sound half-bad either. Flashiness takes time and money, though.

Developers Hollow Tree Games have launched a Kickstarter seeking $75,000 Canadian (£39k) to help finish up development. Look, look how pretty this is:

The world isn't static, either, as it'll fade away and reform in a new shape behind you. That music's also a touch responsive, reacting to what's going on around you. It looks and sound splendid but I'm still baffled by those collect-o-spheres. They seem like an unnecessarily intrusive Game Thing in such a clean game. What do they even do? As I often say, it seems loads of folks want to make walking simulators but can't help cramming in The Sort of Things Video Games Should Have, Right? Relax, let the collect-o-spheres go.

Hollow Tree Games say they've been working on the game for a year and Kickstarter cash will help speed it along, shooting for a July 2016 release. They say "have additional funding sources in mind if our estimates turn out low" and it seems seems they're sniffing around publishers too.

Pledging at least $20 CAD (£10.50) would get you a copy when/if the game's finished. Kickstarter's this-a-way if you're curious.

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.

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