Kickstarter is a fantastic place for developers who’re a but strapped for cash to say “Hey, I’ve got this awesome idea that you could be a part of, if you throw over a few quid!” well, if said developer were British, and in this case they are! Big Robot are an indie development team probably most well known for their musical sequence puzzler AVSEQ. They started a Kickstarter campaign on November 2nd for their brand new tweedpunk survival robo-horror game; Sir, You Are Being Hunted.
Tweetpunk is something I hadn’t come accross before, but for those of you familiar with Steampunk it’s sort of the same thing, but instead of old-school western mixed with robotics and other mechanical things it takes on more of an old 19th century British tweed look, mixed with robotics and other mechanical gubbins.
Sir, You Are Being Hunted is a single-player first-person game of desperate survival in a world where mechanical aristocrats hunt humans for sport.
Sir, You Are Being Hunted gathers up elements of our favourite things: exploration, non-linearity, AI interaction, survival, robots, sinister butlers, and hot drinks, and blends them into a rich pixelly pulp.
Sir, You Are Being Hunted’s main objective is for the player to escape from the “archipelago” (or “a cluster of islands”to you and me) that the player has found themselves to be stranded upon. Throughout the game players will come across a few different characters most of which don a handlebar moustache and a shotgun.
During players attempted escape they’ll come across many different buildings of which they can loot and hopefully find things to aide their escape and their survival such as food to keep vitality up and man-traps to immobilise the Tweedbots without making too much noise. Along the way players will hopefully come across different fragments of a mysterious teleporting machine which should enable them to get home, but on the down side they’re usually guarded by a Tweedbot or two.
The video above (LINK for mobile devices) is the latest little teaser of raw gameplay footage and you may agree, it looks pretty freaking amazing and pretty funny at the same time.. ahh.. Misty Bunmer.. haha!
Sir, You Are Being Hunted is expected to finish it’s campaign on Kickstarter on December 2nd, and if they reach around £80,000 we can expect to find an online multiplayer along side the main single player game which could turn out to be quite interesting. The “Est Delivery” of the game is expected to be around summer of next year, so keep your eyes peeled!