Psychological RPG Darkest Dungeon already a Kickstarter success
Another week, another exciting new Kickstarter project gets funded. Darkest Dungeon has 30 days left in its campaign, but it's already surpassed its $75,000 goal.
The game is a turn-based dungeon crawler that is described as "roguelike" and "unforgiving." The dismal dungeon crawling and punishing difficulty evokes Dark Souls, while the artwork evokes that of Mike Mignola's "Hellboy" comics.
But what's most interesting about the game are the psychological factors. The heroes under your control can become paranoid, enter a panic, let greed get the better of them, or become sadistic. Characters might become prone to nihilistic rants that stress out other party members, or deal with the stress of the dungeon by turning to alcoholism.
Here's a trailer for the game, titled "House of Ruin":
Developer Red Hook is aiming to release the game in January 2015, with an initial release on PC/Mac, possibly followed by ports to consoles, tablets, and 3DS.