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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Wrap up warm

Talking about Kickstarter projects, here's an interesting-looking game from Canadian developers Hinterland. The Long Dark is a post-disaster survival game with ethical and social dimensions. Here's how the Kickstarter page describes it:
An exploration-focused survival simulation set in the Arctic wilderness in the aftermath of a global disaster. Brave the elements and other survivors, hunt for supplies, explore the world, uncover the mystery, answer the question: How far will you go to survive?
I guess I'm bound to be a sucker for something like this because the developers go on to say that it's for fans of atmospheric, exploration-focused games like Fallout 3 or S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - a patch of Venn diagram that also surely contains Heart of Ice.The campaign has already raised $120,000 as I write this, but it still needs $80,000 and it only has a week to go.

Videogames are a good fit for Kickstarter because the money raised actually goes into paying for development - although normally when I pick something like this and stick my "interesting" label on it, the campaign taps out, so let's hope I haven't just jinxed this one.

In the meantime, the Way of the Tiger campaign is still here and is thundering on towards stretch goals that include an all-new fantasy city map by Leo Hartas. So take your pick - or hey, why not back both?


  1. Congratulations to the Hinterland team as Long Dark has passed it's funding goal. It certainly looks to be a promising adventure in the making.

    1. Whew. At least my endorsement didn't scupper it.