Point-and-click indie A Song for Viggo tackles death and depression in papercraft

Indie developer Simon Karlsson of studio SaintandSimon has turned to Kickstarter to crowdfund upcoming title A Song for Viggo, a point-and-click adventure tackling death, depression and marital problems.

The studio is asking for $20,000 to complete the title. The game, as shown above, is being filmed entirely in stop-motion papercraft with the point-and-click game elements added in after.

A Song for Viggo tells the story of a family crumbling after the father accidentally runs over one of his children with a car. The game follows the aftermath of the event, following the parents and remaining child through their grief, suicidal thoughts and the subsequent breaking down of their family structure. The title will include five different missions tied to the child's death, each interspersed with mundane activities like household chores.

"Every single object in the game — from the houses to the flowers in their garden, from the bookshelves to the books in them — is designed, folded and glued by hand," Karlsson wrote on the campaign page. "It's tedious work, it requires massive amounts of time and patience, but by doing it this way I hope to create an atmosphere that you can't find in any other games."

A Song for Viggo is currently in development for Windows PC. At the time of writing, the game has collected $7,570 with 13 days remaining.

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