Saturday, 11 May 2013

A game of grave concern...


Wandering around graveyards reading epitaphs has a long tradition in video games, with Monkey Island 2 being probably one of the most memorable examples, but can you actually make a whole game from this concept?

Indie game developer Matthew Ritter certainly thinks so, with a Kickstarter currently in progress for Welcome to  Boon Hill.  The initial target of $5K has already been achieved, but there are potentially 5 more stretch targets to be achieved (up to a maximum of $20K for everything).

This is what the developer says about it:

"The game is called Welcome to Boon Hill and it's primarily about exploring a  graveyard and reading epitaphs. The subtextual plot is about the legacy we leave behind when we die and the subtle history of the town Boon Hill as told by those who have passed away."

I have to admit that I'm struggling to see how this could make a good game, but it's certainly an interesting concept - interesting enough for almost 400 people to have already backed the concept!

Check out the Kickstarter Page for Welcome to Boon Hill.  At the time of posting this, the funding campaign has 15 days left to run.

In the meantime, here are some screenshots and the game's trailer:

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