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Sir, You Are Being Hunted launches Kickstarter

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Sir, You Are Being Hunted, the first-person shooter that features gentrified robots hunting down hapless humans, launched a Kickstarter this morning.

The project is seeking 40,000 pounds sterling (about $64,400) by Dec. 2. Pledge awards range from a download copy of the game for a mere 10 pounds all of the way up to inclusion in the game's lore and fiction as a character alluded to in books and letters, for 1,000 pounds.

In a post on Rock, Paper, Shotgun, developer Big Robot's creative director (and Rock, Paper, Shotgun contributor) Jim Rossignol writes that the team now has a working prototype of the game, which is aiming for a July 2013 release on Windows, OSX and Linux.

The Kickstarter money will be used to help the team finish the project, specifically the team says they plan on using the cash to commission the art and animation needed for the title. Promised stretch goals include adding more content, buildings, loot and non-player characters. There's even a chance multiplayer could be added as well as cooperative play, depending on how the Kickstarter goes.

Among the game's listed features are:

  • Procedural tools to generate, save, and explore your own landscapes.
  • Open-ended gameplay: choose how you want to play. Complete the game non-lethally, or use whatever you can find to bring down the tweedbot menace.
  • A Thief-style visibility-meter combined with our own foliage-based stealth system.
  • Unique generative soundtrack.
  • A disembodied sinister butler!
  • Pubs!
  • No DRM!
  • Varied loot including weapons, traps, booze, marmalade, tea, something that may or may not be bacon, and a dead rabbit.
  • Strange lore and pipe-smoking moustache-wearing mechanical locals.

Because this Kickstarter was started in the UK, all pledges are listed in English pounds, but in theory it will show you the converted amount when you go to pledge if you live in another country. In theory.