TheSunAlsoRises1War is a difficult subject for many people because… I mean, it’s war, guys, it has horrible effects on everyone involved. Many people who have been through the worst of it are reluctant to share their experiences, and those of us who’ve never been through something that traumatic probably can’t even imagine the amount of damage war can do, so it’s difficult for us to form an understanding of it. War is war. People kill each other and various things explode, but there’s much more to it than that, and The Sun Also Rises is trying to bridge the gap between those of us who’ve seen mankind at its worst and those of us who have trouble even imagining it.

The Sun Also Rises takes the form of a highly-stylized narrative adventure in which you play multiple characters to learn the real-life stories of the people they’re based on. Every choice you make in-game effects the world, but not necessarily for you. You see, there’s multiplayer involved in all this too, but it’s not as simple as team deathmatch or co-op. It’s a passive multiplayer that simply shapes your gameplay experience. The visuals are heavily stylized moodscapes made of very few polygons, and you’ll explore the world of the game from a third person perspective as you deal with the horrors of war on terror.

TheSunAlsoRises2If you would like to learn more about The Sun Also Rises and get a better feel for the unique multiplayer, visuals, and themes of the game, you can visit Kickstarter. This project has a low $15,000 goal with 29 days left to finish funding, and if the game’s goals are met, we’ll be seeing it first on OUYA and subsequently on PC, Mac, and Linux through the Humble Store, Steam, or itch.io. If you prefer DRM free, that’s also an option, so if you like this idea, fund it, because you’ll be able to enjoy it even if you hate all digital distribution platforms.

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Nathaniel Liles
Nathaniel Liles is a freelance writer, writing major, and indie musician based in Southern Indiana. While procrastinating or avoiding real-world responsibility, Nathaniel enjoys playing rhythm games, action RPGs, and very colorful games with many bright, flashing lights. You can listen to Nathaniel sing songs or download his music for free at http://nathanielliles.bandcamp.com/.
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