What would you do if you woke up to find that aliens had invaded and taken over the Earth overnight? It wouldn’t be a pretty picture, that’s for sure. Orphan begins with this exact thing happening to a young boy. He awakens to find the entire human populace seemingly gone with only mechanical aliens left scouring the planet. With little aside from fear to keep him in one place, the player will explore with this young child through the dark 2D environments crawling with danger.

Orphan is a dark platformer from Windy Hill Studio that's crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

Orphan is a 2D platformer and at first glance may look visually similar to Braid. Although they both have that sort of starkly-colored atmosphere, the two games are actually quite different. This one is a platformer focused on stealth and action components. With that said, the action aspects don’t seem to come into play heavily until you progress more through the storyline. The young child will evolve over the course to fight back against the deadly aliens. Of course, a degree of stealth should probably always be employed since these creatures could probably zap the child away with no trouble at all.

Orphan is a dark platformer from Windy Hill Studio that's crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

Back in December Windy Hill Studio brought Orphan to Steam Greenlight and found success in about a week. So far it seems that newfound fans have also been supporting their Kickstarter. The campaign is asking for $32,000 to bring the game to Windows, Mac, and Linux machines. They’re considering PlayStation 4 as well but that console is currently left TBA rather than guaranteed.

Track the progress of the Orphan Kickstarter in our Campaign Calendar.

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