You see all kinds of games when trolling through Kickstarter projects, take Talk ‘Em Down for example. It’s a game where you have to try and talk people down from the ledge of a building so they don’t commit suicide. Isn’t that positively cheery? Did I mention that if you fail you’ll get to see them fall to their death; or rather, land to their death.
As offensive as it all may sound, Talk ‘Em Down has a number of noteworthy features that could help the game stand out. Each level is a different jumper with their own personality, ranging from their fears, reasons for wanting to end it all, and the things that will motivate them to not jump. Each jumper has a dossier that the player is given that will help them figure out the best tactic to take when trying to talk them down.
Talk ‘Em Down is still very early in development, so when you check out the playable prototype keep in mind that you’re looking behind the curtain of game development. If the team can manage to raise $9,000 before Christmas hopefully we’ll see some graphical improvements as time goes on.