"The Deer God" - Crescent Moon Games Kickstarter for a 3D Pixel art Platformer

Crescent Moon Games have launched their Kickstarter for The Deer God, a procedurally generated 3D Pixel-art (what? how?) deer platformer, and as strange as that sounds, it looks absolutely stunning. You are a deer hunter that becomes re-incarnated as a deer after a hunting accident and then pitched in a battle for survival against the forest elements.

As you'll see from the screenshots, the pixel art has been rendered into a 3D world to form the platforms but as well as that there is a full lighting and particle effects engine going on and the result is simply jawdropping. They have employed some neat game play touches such as checkpoints which come in the form of mating with a female, to produce offspring, who will succeed you if your player dies.

The campaign is looking for a reasonably modest $26,000 but they have stretch goals up to $150K at which point occulus rift support becomes a viability and are aiming for an early 2015 release on steam with other platforms dependent on the success of the campaign stretch goals. Crescent Moon are no stranger to game development, with over 40 titles published on various platforms since 2009.

All in all The Deer God looks to be a stunning pixelated platformer that just has to succeed, and if there is a deer heaven, I want it to look just like this!

Fully Greenlit steam page here

-Alistair Brugsch

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