This is what hippies who cry about extinction think should be a daily sight in Sydney. For shame.
By Liam Gilroy on November 18, 2013 at 6:44 pm
Kickstarter opened its backer process to Australians midway through last month and since then we have seen some excellent projects – like the intriguing Hand of Fate by Ski Safari’s Defiant Development and the thoroughly insane Wireless Digital Katana. And now you can add another project to the list – Hermit Mode’s Huntsmen – an FPSRPG set in a post-apocalyptic Australia.
Taking place after a cataclysmic event, Huntsmen plays out over a largely abandoned coastal Australian city, where a wide variety of Australian animals have begun to flourish and mutate. Player interactions with those creatures will change the ecosystem too – kill a pack of Tasmanian Tigers and they will grow more aggressive but less populous – avoid them and the opposite will occur. Crafting weapons, armour and shelters will also play a part, as will farming crops and interacting with the few humans remaining.
All in all, it sounds very ambitious (especially for a pair of amateur developers) but it also sounds fantastic – like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. met DayZ by way of Harvest Moon and Mad Max. The price is a little ambitious however – $25 gets you a copy of the game upon release, while beta access will set you back $50. So far Hermit Mode have made just $1,951 of their $200,000 goal – making success unlikely with 24 days to go – but I am hopeful nonetheless. Check out Huntsmen‘s details over on Kickstarter – it’s definitely worth a look.
Source: Thanks Stoibs