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Open-world RPG based on Rudyard Kipling's Kim hits Steam Early Access in March

KIm, a PC game based on Rudyard Kipling's classic novel of the same name, will arrive on Steam Early Access in March, after a successful Greenlight campaign.

Developed by The Secret Games Company and designed by Empire: Total War QA tester Jeremy Hogan, the open-world RPG is set on 1880's India and features hand-painted towns with a procedurally generated countryside.

Players will complete objectives, collect items and try to gain "favor" with the spies of the secret service. The game will feature combat, stealth and branching narratives, allowing the player to create their "own version" of Kipling's adventure. The devs promise no two playthroughs will be alike.

Past projects from the studio include Rise: Battle Lines and Dreaming Spires, with the team having worked on over 40 released games between them ranging from "very big to very small."

Kim is also up on Kickstarter, and with 41 days lest on the counter, the game has almost earned half of its $7,471 funding goal. The project will only be funded if at least £5,000 is pledged by February 16.

According to the funding page, the campaign will contain "no extras" such as stretch goals or backer-only content.

Kim is coming to Windows, Mac and Linux via Steam Early Access in March and is slated for a full launch later in 2016.

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