Kickstarter is a crowdfunding service that allows for ANYONE to potentially pitch a project for funding on just about anything. It’s the world most popular crowdfunding service, and thus it gets a lot of projects, including numerous video game projects. One such project hit today in the form of Prelude.
Though not the actual name of the game (it’s a placeholder), the game itself is very real. Prelude is a “psychological horror game that focuses on strange happenings of a town.”
You play as a guy who is trapped in said town, which is actually his hometown (irony!) and has to try and find a way out. Along the way, you’ll explore the houses within the town, and find many horrible things waiting for you.
For Juan Pedraza, who is the creator of Prelude and this Kickstarter project, his goal isn’t to make a standard horror game. Instead, he wants to do something more focused, deep, something that many modern games don’t do when it comes to horror. He wants you to feel hopeless as you explore what was once your home and hometown. To feel the fear of trying, and failing, to find a way out. He wants pure horror in Prelude, not gore or scare tactics.
Juan actually has a lot done already in the game, and thus his Kickstarter goal is really low. So low in fact that Prelude is already funded despite just releasing. With any extra money he’ll get though, he aims to not only make the game, but give himself better tools so that he can refine it even further.
One of the most interesting rewards here that you should definitely check out is that he will personally model YOUR HOUSE, and put it into the game to be explored…and have potentially bad things happen in it. Now, only the exterior of your house will be modeled, but that’s still pretty cool. And it’s only $50 if you want to do it.
So, if you’re looking to support an indie game, one that wants to do horror right, check out Prelude’s Kickstarter here.