Friday, 27 February 2015

The Deer God available today for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam

  • Available for PC, Mac and Linux today at 13:00 EST/18:00 GMT 
  • 15% discount for launch week - $14.99/£9.99 thereafter 
  • Coming to next-gen consoles later in 2015

Following a successful Kickstarter, Steam Greenlight campaign and Early Access iterations, The Deer God officially launches on PC, Mac and Linux today. 

The Deer God will be available from 13:00 EST/18:00 GMT with a 15% discount off for the duration of launch week and $14.99/£9.99 thereafter.

Josh Presseisen, the founder and creative director of Crescent Moon Studios explains, "It'll be great to see the game out after how far we've come - since the moment when I tried the art style - extruding pieces of pixel art in 3D, I could tell that it was something unique and special. It's incredibly exciting to see it transformed from a quick idea in my head into reality.

Art is very important to me. Art is my background. I've been interested in art since I was very young. My mother is an artist. I actually have a long line of artists in the family going back to the 1700's. My great great great great grandfather was a portrait painter for Abraham Lincoln. One of my other great great grandfathers founded the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. So I guess it's in my blood."

What did you say dear?
The Deer God is a karmic journey through a beautiful but hostile world. For your sins against deerkind, you have been reincarnated as a tender fawn. While your new path is fraught with danger, it also provides an opportunity to redeem yourself.

Prance, bound and frolic your way through a procedurally generated 2.5D world with dynamic lighting, distinct biomes and a day/night cycle. Mate with fellow deer and amass an affectionate following that will help you overcome the predators and puzzles ahead. Just remember that the Deer God is always watching, and your actions count in this game.

Features worth fawning over
  • Striking combination of 2.5D pixel art and depth of field effects
  • Growth from fawn to stag and reincarnation influenced by karma
  • Procedurally generated world with dynamic weather, day/night and biomes
  • Gather herds and mate with deer to produce offspring (checkpoints)
  • Atmospheric original soundtrack by Evan Gipson (Mines of Mars)
*We will now stop shoehorning deer-related puns into our press releases, although we can't promise we won't move onto other quadrupeds.

Crescent Moon Games & Cinopt Studios
Crescent Moon Games began as a mobile games studio and launched the number one hit, Ravensword: Fallen King, in 2009. Since then, the studio has published a grand total of 49 titles.

The Deer God is the studio's first PC and console release. The full version will launch for PC first, followed by Xbox One and Wii U versions later in the year.

Cinopt Studios specialise in developing games with Unity. They currently have five games in the iOS App Store and have been working with Crescent Moon Games to bring The Deer God to life.

Don't forget to check out The Deer God Launch Trailer.
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