October 28, 2014 – Sheperdstown, West Virginia, USA – Indie developer Still Games, has released a playable tech demo of their action-adventure RPG Animal Gods. Builds are available for both Mac and PC.
Coinciding with the tech demo release, the Kickstarter pledges have just passed the 75% mark with 11 days remaining to achieve its funding target of $26,000.
“I’m extremely thrilled and humbled by the response from backers who have taken us to 78% funded so far,” said Peter Harmon, Game Designer for Animal Gods. “We’re on our way to being funded, but we still have 11 more days to go and we hope that with your support we can not only make it there, but also hit some of the stretch goals for the campaign, including the one for taking Animal Gods to the PlayStation 4!“
Inspired by the likes of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Still Games’ Animal Gods tells the story of the rise of an unlikely hero, trying to save the world and free the Animal Gods. In the game, players explore the ancient roots of European history, featuring massive 2D side-scrolling battles in the wonderfully colourful & beautifully ravaged setting of ancient Europe.
Once funded, Animal Gods will be fully developed and released on Wii U, PC, Mac and Linux. A PlayStation 4 version will also be developed if the campaign reaches $45,000.
Animal Gods is a Next Gen 2D action / adventure game set in Bronze Age Europe, 15th century BC. The game pairs the tight and polished action elements of Zelda with a memorable cast of characters and charming story moments that might remind you of Final Fantasy or Chrono Trigger.
Kickstarter – here
To run the build:
- Download the zip file (links above).
- Unzip the contents.
- PC – double click “Animal Gods Alpha.exe”.
- Mac – double click “Animal Gods Alpha Mac.app” **
- Use the cursors to move around, and avoid the beams!
** when attempting to run the Mac build you might get an error message saying that “the app cannot be run as it is from an unknown developer”. If so, then you can run the app as follows: ctrl-click on the app, select “open” and then select “open” from the dialog that apprears.
About the company
Still Games is an independent game studio started in 2013 by Kara Myren and Peter Harmon. They develop games from a studio located on the edge of a cliff in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Their mission is to build fantastical worlds that support a gameplay focused player experience.