Today Manly Mouse Studios launched its 30-day Kickstarter campaign for You Are a Dark God: Desolation Road. Combining elements from many different video game genres, Desolation Road is one part visual novel, one part RPG.
Ultimately, Desolation Road is a game focused primarily on narrative. The story is the main focus for Desolation Road, along with a host of characters with their own motives and goals. The choices the player makes in Desolation Road carry weight and will result in consequences. Powered by a simple yet robust RPG system, Desolation Road introduces new options, story paths and bonuses as the player advances in level. Eventually, the player will be able to revisit previous choices that were once impossible and find that a third option exists.
“One of the biggest advantages to being a small indie studio is that we answer to nobody but our players. We don’t have to be commercially successful (although we’d like to) and that means we don’t have to follow the basic rules,” said lead writer and head of Manly Mouse Studios, Daniel Xu.” Instead of stunting the story to cater to a wider audience, we are writing Desolation Road the way it’s meant to be. Hard, cold, full of brutal truths and cutting lies.”
Manly Mouse Studios is seeking the staggering target of $800 (eight hundred, that’s no typo) for the development of YAGTOP, which is planned to be an immersive and deeply complicated game. We think this may be one of the most humble Kickstarter campaigns we have seen but have high hopes for its success.