Do you like noir detective narratives, stealth mechanics, and anthropomorphic racoons? EggNut have just published the Kickstarter campaign for Backbone, a pixel art adventure game set in a dystopian, animal-populated retro-futuristic Vancouver.

It’s aiming for a £35,140 goal in order to pay the salaries of the six-person team (60%), as well as Kickstarter fees (5%) taxes (14%) and rewards costs (16%) throughout the development process. At the time of writing, it’s already garnered just over £1500 after being live for roughly half an hour, which is a good sign for the project, and understandable given what’s being offered.

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Backbone boasts quite the selection of features, and will include: a cinematic story, high-resolution pixel art paired with dynamic 3D lighting, smell-based stealth mechanics, witness interrogation, an original ‘doom jazz’ soundtrack (that I can confirm feels cool to listen to while smoking, rather fittingly) and to quote project manager Aleksandra Korabelnikova, “technology that will make you grow out a huge bear claw out of your small raccoon body,” which is pretty intriguing.

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The Kickstarter page is incredibly comprehensive – always a great sign for these kinds of campaigns – and the visible footage in their trailer already shows a lot of polish. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t immensely enthusiastic about what will come of this, as it checks pretty much every box you could check on a list of “Things Astrid Would Like in a Video Game.”

Check out the Kickstarter page here, and let us know what you think in the comments, or on Twitter.

  • Alna Hana

    Nice game