After an initial Kickstarter campaign that fell short, VisionArts went back to the drawing board and we have ourselves a new Middle Of Nowhere Kickstarter campaign. First some info on the game. Middle Of Nowhere is an old-school Resident Evil / Silent Hill inspired survival horror game. You play the part of Isaac Newman, a man who has traveled to a mysterious town in search of his missing brother. As you can imagine, things go downhill from there, with creepy terror zombies, some unhelpful nurses, and possibly some gnarly looking Cthulhu type monsters all out to get you. The game is played from the first person perspective, but it doesn’t just focus on going from point A to point B killing baddies along the way. The open world environment means that exploration will be key to your character improvement and survival. You’ll need to not just improve skills, but also follow basic survival techniques such as building shelter to restore health. It sounds like a survival RPG almost as much it does a horror game.
While it’s pedigree of RE and SH would imply that Middle Of Nowhere will be nothing but bad guys jumping through windows, the team at VisionArts say they’ve committed themselves to maintaining a proper balance of suspense and cheap frights. Check out some of the gameplay videos online, or even the playable demo, and you’ll see they’re heading in the right direction. The suspenseful musical score, depressingly dreary environments, and sad nature of the story all work well together to give you the chills.
In comparing Middle Of Nowhere’s first Kickstarter to this one it looks as though VisionArts have put the time between campaigns to good use. Let’s hope it works out for them this time.
The Middle Of Nowhere Kickstarter campaign runs until Halloween and has a target of £25,000. For more information check out the fancy dancer official website, as well as their very active Facebook page.