New Zealand is not only home to sheep and hobbits; it’s also home to game developer Benjamin Hull, the force behind the Darkseed Games blog. Now, Ben has designed a game of his own, and he is looking to the gaming community to give him the financial push he needs to finish the project.
Seasion is a top-down arcade-style shooter, implementing some RPG elements and old-school game style in a science fiction wilderness. You will take on the role of a native of a faraway planet, who has been frozen in “eternal sleep.” The planet itself has awoken you to protect it; an unknown race has come to your homeworld and is in the process of invading it. Everything is in ruins as these usurpers terrorize the indigenous people and steal the world’s valuable natural resources. As you work to retake the planet, you must delve into your own subconsciousness to resurrect the memories of you past, which will help you in your quest.
Hull, being a one-man army, is striving to keep his aims realistic. He anticipates that Seasion will have a single campaign between ten and fifteen levels, and will encourage replayability through the use of random game events, random loot drops, and multiple exits. A skirmish mode will also be included, both for fun and to assist with level-grinding, and the missions will unlock additional skirmish maps. Although the game is intended for PC, and will be submitted to Steam Greenlight once everything is ready to roll, Seasion is being designed to work with Xbox controllers. However, keyboard and mouse controls will also be an option.
Shooter enthusiasts who would like to help Seasion get off the ground are encouraged to check out the Kickstarter. Backers who pledge $15 NZD or higher will receive free copies of the game and a mention in the thank-you credits. Good luck saving your home planet!