Kickstarter allows game developers to have true freedom when it comes to developing their game because they’re not trying to please or entice a publisher, but rather the people that would be playing their games. Thus a lot of unique titles get made. Take Locked Up as an example, a game that’s being touted as the first ever Prison RPG. It has just arrived on Kickstarter, and it’s something you might want to check out.
Locked Up takes a simple and familiar approach to its story. You’re in prison for a crime you didn’t commit, and now you have to try and get out. But as the team notes, that’s not going to be an easy task. Why? Aside from the obvious reasons, this is a futuristic prison owned by a corporation, and as such, they have placed the prison in the Antarctic.
As if that wasn’t enough, the prison has defense mechanisms such as drones and robots meant to stop you, the guards are loaded with powerful weaponry, and there’s a hierarchy within the prison itself that you’ll have to be mindful of at all times.
True to RPG form, there’s a deep story in Locked Up that you can uncover—or not, it’s your call. Also true-to-form, you’ll get to pick a class of prisoner you want to be, then as you progress through the game you’ll be able to boost your skills via a Skill Tree. Each class and Skill Tree is different, and each one will allow you to play the game a different way, so don’t be afraid to try and be who you want to be.
You’ll also be able to get allies, craft your own weapons, fight guards and other prisoners, and much more. Locked Up will be on Kickstarter until June 1st, so if this unique RPG is for you, you might want to consider supporting it.