Back in the early 90s it felt like many creators weren’t sure what to do with computers. Sure, typical PC games arrived, but so too did many truly unique multimedia experiences. Their goals weren’t typically game-like so much as to simply explore and discovery many beautiful, terrifying, or odd things. I bring all this up because the Kickstarter pitch for Where They Cremate the Roadkill reminds me tremendously of that time full of creative freedom. There is definitely some sort of story being told, but the biggest impression it leaves is over the visual and audio stylings instead.
Where They Cremate the Roadkill focuses on three distinct characters going through a weird world. Each landscape is apparently even tailored to their specific personality. As you explore the open world it offers RPG mechanics with some twists. For one, even though there is real time combat it’s something you must be mindful of rather than grinding freely. This is because combat is illegal, meaning that a poorly-timed fight could lead to police response or your character’s own death. Along with this there are also spells to collect but if you don’t use them they’ll eventually be forgotten. Of course, then there are the creative landscapes and audio to keep things interesting throughout the journey.
This Kickstarter project has a $3,600 goal and interested parties can help by pledging at least $5, which results in a digital download of the game. As of this moment Where They Cremate the Roadkill is planned for Windows and Mac (sorry Linux users!) as a DRM-free download.
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