Devolver Digital Stepping in to Publish Deconstructeam's 'Gods Will Be Watching'

Posted Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 09:30 AM PDT by
Gods Will Be Watching

Game requires the player to solve dramatic puzzles and moral dilemmas in or to survive.

Deconstructeam's 'Gods Will be Watching' was originally born of a game jam. With "minimalism" as the theme, the team had 72 hours to develop a compelling title. Somehow the desperation of the game jam carried through into the simple, one stage point and click title. That game, which can be played online for free, is the inspiration for a full-on crowd funded remake.

From Deconstructeam, "Gods Will Be Watching is a game about hard decissions and moral dilemmas in order to survive. A series of dramatic puzzles where not only the mathematic outcome counts but also the ethical approach to the problem. There's also no good or evil, just decisions, with only you as the judge of your actions. Is eating your friends the best way to stay alive, or just the easier?

"We don't want just to make the game bigger, but deeper. The remake won't be just about surviving on a hostile planet, but to overcome several difficult situations that will expand both the storyline and universe of sergeant Burden and his crew, and will offer new moral dilemmas in order to stay alive.

"For example, one of the scenarios will be about managing a hostage situation playing as the bioterrorists described on the first game: Xenolifer. While your leader hacks into the database of a space lab, you have to maintain everybody scared but calmed in order to avoid panic or a mutiny. Also, you'll had to deal with the security forces of the lab.

"Gods Will Be Watching is a pixel art point'n'click adventure being developed with Game Maker Studio and our plans include a version for PC, Mac, Linux, and also mobile versions for iOS and Android."

The crowd-funding for the 'Gods Will Be Watching' full game/remake has been going on at Indiegogo and has smashed its initial 8,000 Euro goal. Not only is the game halfway to its upper-tier goal, but Devolver Digital, publisher of the indie hit, 'Hotline Miami' has agreed to publish 'Gods Will Be Watching' effectively doubling its budget.

The 'Gods Will Be Watching' full remake is expected for the PC, Mac, iOS and Android platforms in February 2014.

Source: CVG

Author: Brian Hoss

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