Kickstarter really is a great place for people to try and achieve their dreams, as it’s open to just about everyone to make things, regardless of media. For Immersive Studios, they’ve gone to the crowdfunding platform to try and fund their first ever video game: Falling Doors.
The team at Immersive Studios are a group of horror-game enthusiasts who grew up on titles like the original Resident Evil games, Alone in the Dark, Silent Hill, and numerous scary movies as well. For them, Falling Doors is a chance to bring back what made those games and movies so special. They hope the game will be a truly tense experience, but one that is fulfilled by a story that you and the main character are fully invested in.
So much so do they believe this, that they call their game a “mature story for adults only.” In the game, you play as David, a man who lost his family due to “unknown circumstance,” but will do what he needs to in order to find out what truly happened. Everything in the story of Falling Doors is meant to have meaning. Furthermore, as the game progress, so does David, as he’ll grow via the knowledge he learns about his family, and about himself as well.
As for what the gameplay itself will offer, the title will be one where “exploration matters.” Meaning, the more you find out about what’s going on, the more ready you’ll be for what may come, which means it’s less likely you’ll die due to not being prepared. But also, how you play the game will affect how the story unfolds, making your choices matter. Add to that many challenging puzzles and you have a game that will test you in many aspects.
The team promises that if this game gets made, it won’t be a title with DLC, or a hack’n slash title, or a shooter, or one that’ll be in Alpha, Beta, or Steam Early Access for a lot of time. They promise a complete game, one that is graphically beautiful, and gives you many ways to play it. It could even have VR eventually.
Falling Doors is asking for $138,000, and has 25 days to go. See their Kickstarter page for more details.