Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 00:35 BST
Kachina is the Indie Fund’s next project
The Indie Fund has announced it will throw its support behind Kachina, a new game from the designer of The Unfinished Swan.
Indie Fund’s announcement notes that Kachina is a “whimsical physics toy that explores negative space by allowing players to manipulate a hole in the ground, swallowing up animals and spitting them back out elsewhere”.
“For each object players swallow, the hole grows a little bit larger – evoking a sense of childlike wonder through order and scale. The action takes place on the stage of the American Southwest, exploring the relationship between modern American and indigenous Pueblo cultures through themes of erasure and discovery.”
Kachina was originally developed a spart of a Molyjam event, but will now receive full commercial release; Expect it on iOS, Mac and PC. Developer Little Flag Software is perhaps better known as Ben Esposito, who designed The Unfinished Swan.
In case you’re interested, a kachina is a Pueblo spirit often represented by dancers and dolls.
The Indie Fund is a group of investors, mostly fellow indie devs, who aim to help their fellows break free of the publishing cycle and gain financial independence. It has backed nine other games to date, some of which are still awaiting release – Monaco, Faraway, The Swapper, Antichamber, Q.U.B.E., Dear Esther, The Splatters. Mushroom 11 and Panoramical.