Horror games have been around for years now, but for the longest time some of the original concepts of a horror game were effectively lost. No longer were players powerless and instead received tons of weapons which all but diffused any real terror of the situation. Clock Tower, one of my personal favorite series’ out there, kept with the classic concept of horror where you were nearly powerless. Running and hiding were your best tactics. Project Scissors was announced as the codename for the next game in the series and drew tons of excitement from fans. However, it seems that none of us were able to predict the team would utilize Kickstarter for their project.
Now known as NightCry, we see that there is an immensely talented group of people behind the game. Not only is the creator of Clock Tower, Hifumi Kono, involved but so are many other industry veterans. Initially, the game was only for mobile platforms (Android, iOS, Vita) but since so many wanted it for PC they’ve brought it to Kickstarter to make that a reality. Of course, it’ll offer higher resolution graphics and more detail on that version. The basic storyline in NightCry revolves around the mystery of murders occurring during a cruise. Your goal is to discover clues, solve the mystery, and hopefully not die in the process. Interestingly, this title pulls directly from its Clock Tower roots by also being a point and click adventure.
NightCry requires a hefty sum of $300,000 to be successfully funded via Kickstarter. The first day backers definitely made a strong push but it’s entirely possible this will be one of those campaigns that comes down to the wire.
Track the progress of the NightCry Kickstarter in our Campaign Calendar.