Prey for the Gods Kickstarter Launches, Includes PS4 & Xbox One Stretch Goals
From No Matter Studios, Prey for the Gods is an action survival game set on a frozen island, and the Kickstarter campaign has launched, seeking $300,000 for a PC release. If it hits $600,000, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will be added, but they’ll be released after the PC version, which is expected in December 2017.
According to No Matter Studios, “Prey for the Gods ambitiously combines the game play of Shadow of the Colossus, Deus Ex, DayZ, and BloodBorne,” and includes tight controls, action-packed boss fights, dynamic weather, a day/night cycle, and a frozen mysterious world to explore. Played in third-person, your basic actions are attack, move, and dodge/climb, with dodging a crucial part of surviving.
The combat in Prey for the Gods is fast-paced, brutal, and up to you. Each of the giants you encounter will be unique. To be victorious, you need to discover and exploit their weaknesses then climb on and defeat them. Do you take the giants head-on and dodge their massive attacks, striking when the time is right? Or hide from their gaze and sneak up on them? Pick up a sword, find a bow and arrow, fly through the air with a grapple hook, or use your bare hands.
You decide how to fight, and you decide how to survive. In battle, weapons can break, and arrows are finite, so do your best to make every shot count. Luckily, you can pull out the arrows you shoot. Discover the giants weaknesses, climb and defeat them.
Discussing development, the three-person team at No Matter says they started working on Prey for the Gods part-time in 2014, and have been working full-time since January 2016. They’re about 25% complete right now and are using Kickstarter to “continue development and keep creative control.”
At the moment, Prey for the Gods will release with five bosses on PC, ranging from bipedal, quadruped and flying body types. More bosses will be added post-launch if they reach the stretch goals (one each at $700,000, $800,000, and $900,000), with a Survivor Mode coming at $1 million.