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Today we have an exciting upcoming videogame from the creator of the old Clock Tower horror games, Project Scissors: NightCry. From the official Kickstarter page:
Welcome to the Kickstarter for Project Scissors: NightCry, the latest game experience from veteran game director Hifumi Kono and co-created by film director Takashi Shimizu.
NightCry started from Kono-san’s desire to return to his roots and create a truly terrifying horror adventure game.
We need your financial support to make this a reality, though. Kono-san and his team at Nude Maker are working from a humble office, trying to make it all come together. The creators involved, including Shimizu-san, are coming together for little to no money to make this game happen, just the way Kono-san imagined it. That is how passionate and devoted this team is.
However, unlike the past glory days of the Japanese game industry, point-and-click games are a genre no publisher likes to take a chance on nowadays. And it doesn't help that Japanese publishers believe that the idea of a horror game without guns or weapons of any kind doesn't have mass market appeal.
We did secure some funding for the mobile version, but it's simply not enough to give you, the fans, the big screen (PC) experience we heard you requesting. Titles with original ideas and innovative gameplay, which have been the creative bedrock of this industry, have been largely pushed to the side in Japan.
That's why we want to go back to the roots of Japanese development and buck that trend with your support!
So that's why we brought NightCry to Kickstarter. All of us involved are passionate about making the game without compromise, and Kickstarter gives us a chance to include our fans in that passion!
It's up to you, the true fans of the Japanese horror game, to help us make this plan a reality. Your support will determine if NightCry is able to grow to its full potential or not. So, please help us - help us get the staff, equipment, and studio time that we need. Let's make NightCry the incredible new Japanese horror game experience we've all been dying to play!
Join us on this journey to a dark place and come out with a new appreciation of what Japanese game creators can do!
NightCry is set on a cruise ship, and you have been invited along for the cruise of a (possibly short) lifetime. While your surroundings are luxurious and the guests are friendly, not everything is as it should be. The guests and the crew start to turn up dead, the victims of some foul murderer.
As those aboard begin to suspect each other, night falls, and a baby’s cry echoes throughout. It's up to you to search for clues that will lead you to the killer as you float, lost, on the open sea.
But be forewarned - your actions will determine how many survive to the end.
Backers can pledge between $5 and $10,000. I am currently pledging $40 to get a digital copy of the game and soundtrack. This game looks like it's going to be very cool, and I encourage everyone out there to become a backer. Get more information at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/playism/project-scissors-nightcry.