Playism Games has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for NightCry, a brand new game fromcreator Hifumi Kono.
Described as a “spiritual successor” to that classic horror series, NightCry has an impressive roster of Japanese games industry talent on board, including Silent Hill's Masahiro Ito, composer Nobuko Toda, and film director Takashi Shimizu.
In fact Shimizu, best known for the, directed a short teaser video for NightCry earlier this month. At that point the game was know as 'Project Scissors', a reference to one of the creepiest monsters in video game horror history, Clock Tower's . Now we know a little more about what to expect.
“NightCry is set on a cruise ship, and you have been invited along for the cruise of a (possibly short) lifetime,” the developers explain. “While your surroundings are luxurious and the guests are friendly, not everything is as it should be. The guests and the crew start to turn up dead, the victims of some foul murderer. As those aboard begin to suspect each other, night falls, and a baby’s cry echoes throughout. It's up to you to search for clues that will lead you to the killer as you float, lost, on the open sea. But be forewarned - your actions will determine how many survive to the end.”
NightCry is a point-and-click adventure game, with dialogue and puzzle-solving forming the bulk of gameplay. Like in Clock Tower, combat is rarely an option. Running is almost always a better idea. The game was originally set for mobile devices, but Kono and his team at the brilliantly named development studiowant to raise enough funds to bring it to PC, with upgraded graphics and extra features.
Night Cry has a campaign goal of $300,000. It's earned just over $20,000 of that number with 27 days to go. Check out thefor more information, as well as a list of stretch goals.