Huntsmen: Post-Apocalyptic OZ- With Drop Bears
The new RPG in the land where everything tries to kill you
by David Hilton
When everything collapses and goes to hell, you can see the best and worst of humanity illustrated starkly against the crumbling ruins of order.
This may be why gamers’ fascination with a post-apocalyptic world is never quite satisfied no matter how many infected zombies or destroyed landscapes pop up in our favourite titles. We love to see the drama of disaster and the struggle to survive.
There are so many post disaster games now, from The Last of Us, to Fallout, to Resident Evil, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Metro and even Call of Duty. But most of these are set in the United States or Eastern Europe, and so when a new title that looks vastly different comes along, and is set in a part of the world hardly ever touched by video games (with the notable exception of the upcoming Mad Max), it’s a breath of non-gas mask-filtered fresh air.
Independent Aussie studio Hermit Mode are appealing on Kickstarter for financial support to get their ambitious vision of a dynamic sandbox post-apocalyptic Australian-set FPS RPG game called Huntsmen made, with a much higher focus on the environment and its biosphere interacting with the player.
But most fun of all….the people who support the kickstarter can have their own face on a NPC in the game! Personally, I plan on killing myself when I find me in the game hoarding the last of the continent’s Vegemite stock.
In order to learn more about Huntsmen, I asked the brains behind the vision, Alex and Naz all about their project. Here are their answers.
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