Kickstarter has once again done its job, the exact type of thing it was created to do, by successfully funding another indie game hoping to leave its mark on new generation consoles. Steamroller Studios is well underway on Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse
, a survival adventure that takes some of the best aspects of Zelda
and Don't Starve
to create a game that'll have you exploring and scavenging by day, and barricading and defending at night.
The title had a goal of $65K from the Kickstarter community to get the game officially funded for a PC release. Fortunately for curious console gamers, they've shattered that goal and, with eight days remaining, they've also reached their $80K stretch goal of getting the game on Xbox One.
The team of nine boasts a résumé of titles like James Cameron's Avatar
, and The Hobbit
, and now they're hoping to continue their legacy. In Deadwood
, you'll explore an open world as Lathe, scavenging for resources and doing quests and side quests meant to challenge you, all with your rock monster ally, Roguard. By day, he is by your side to ensure your safety. At night, the big guy gets a little sleepy and leaves you to fend for yourself using a multitude of resources as the zombies a.k.a. "deadwood" hunt you all night.
The Kickstarter page
has a mountain of more information for you, including a downloadable demo. Now that the game is greenlit for Xbox One, you can expect to see it among the headlines in the coming months. The game is still a far way off from release, expected to hit stores in December 2016.