Cold Horizon Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight campaigns underway.
Big Cake Games, the independent development studio behind the proposed Metal Gear remake, are excited to announce that the campaign for their first game, Cold Horizon, is now live on Kickstarter. A campaign page for Cold Horizon can also be found on Steam Greenlight.
Cold Horizon is an action/adventure platformer with puzzle-solving and stealth elements, which will be split into five planned episodes scheduled for release throughout 2016.
Cold Horizon is set on a post-apocalyptic Earth and tells the story of an unlikely partnership between a polar bear named Eira and a young boy with unimaginable abilities. The boy has the power to affect the world around him in unique ways and is both a symbol for hope and a lure for danger. Through a series of tragic circumstances, Eira becomes the boy’s protector as they embark on a journey of survival and a quest for humanity’s redemption.
Cold Horizon has all the hallmarks of classic, old-school platformers, but also mixes up the standard formula with puzzle-solving using both the bear and the child’s abilities, an ensemble cast of characters and hard-hitting narrative direction through seamless, hand-drawn cut-scenes.
Sheraz Ali, Director of Cold Horizon, is excited to finally bring the game to Kickstarter
‘Thanks to the amazing efforts of the team, this game has gone from strength to strength. I’ve spent many sleepless nights working on Cold Horizon behind the scenes, crafting something that I hope the rest of the world will be able to relate to. With our Kickstarter, we’ve laid all of our ambition bare and left the power in your hands.’
‘We hope you like what you see and will consider sharing the campaign with your friends, family and other interested parties. This is the moment we’ve been building towards and we need your support more than we ever have before.’
Alex Burnett, Executive Producer and Audio Lead, reflects on the development experience up to this point.
‘It’s been an incredible journey and an honour to work with such a talented group of people. Cold Horizon is a truly unique platform adventure and one that I believe people will immediately fall in love with, particularly due to the rich narrative of the game- every episode will leave you wanting more! With our Kickstarter now launched, we have released an exciting new trailer that showcases new artwork, music and gameplay footage. We are very excited to show you what we, at Big Cake Games, have been working on behind the scenes and hope that you will take a look, spread the word and help us to make Cold Horizon a reality.’
Amongst other things, the campaign has a reward tier from as low as £1 and offers a reduced rate incentive for early backers, with rewards including a digital copy of the soundtrack at £50 and the chance of being a character in the game at £1,000
To help bring our hand-drawn animations to life, we’ve been talking to voice actors about starring in Cold Horizon and have setup a stretch goal to make this possible. We’ve reached out to talents such as Guy Cihi (Silent Hill 2 and Forgotten Memories) about the project, but will be able to confirm both Orion Acaba (Mad Max, Pillars of Eternity and Final Fantasy Type-O) and Julian Seager (Fable Legends and Guardians of the Galaxy) if our £40k stretch goal is reached.
The team also have stretch goals in place to help them add additional gameplay modes to Cold Horizon and bring the game to platforms such as Xbox One, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Nintendo Platforms and mobile
Cold Horizon has captured the attention of outlets all over the world, from IGN to Ginx TV to Hulu. The feedback for the game has been overwhelmingly positive and Big Cake Games have received amazing support from a growing community.
Cold Horizon is currently being developed using Unity 5 and is currently scheduled for release on PC. Additional platforms may be added, dependant on the success of the campaign. For more information check out Big Cake Games’ social media sites (linked below) or their website (www.bigcakegames.com) for the latest news and previews of the games artwork.