Kickstarter UK: Sir, You Are Being Hunted delivers ‘tweedpunk robo-horror’

By Dave Cook, Friday, 2 November 2012 11:31 GMT

Kickstarter UK submissions have been on full tilt since the service started accepting direct submissions from Britain. It’s a game that sees the player hunted across randomly-generated lands by sharply-dressed killer robots, and it’s shaping up rather nicely. Check out the alpha footage below.

Sir, You Are Being Hunted’s Kickstarter hub has already garnered £3,903 of its £40,000 funding goal with 29 days to go.

The game takes place in randomly generated locales thanks to developer Big Robot’s British Countryside Generator tech. It has a large focus on survival and stealth in a dark sandbox world. The studio’s game descriptor reads:

We love our weird heritage of British science fiction and horror, and we’re aiming to bring it to life with some of the best tools that game development has to offer.

Robots meet and drink tea in abandoned villages, poachers lurk in reed-beds, and red-eyed hounds patrol the moor: these are the things you will be dealing with as you fight for survival across our open-world environments.

Sir, You Are Being Hunted gathers up elements of our favourite things: exploration, non-linearity, AI interaction, survival, robots, sinister butlers, and hot drinks, and blends them into a rich pixelly pulp.

Combat is a big part of the game, but choose your battles wisely. This is primarily a challenge of brainy stealth: so flee across the countryside, hide in dense woodland, and sneak into villages to loot the haunted buildings for biscuits and shotgun shells. The approach you take in escaping the island is up to you.

And do be careful: you are being hunted.

Here’s some alpha footage:

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