You might remember my news article on The Breakout a couple weeks ago. The Kickstarter has now launched, and you should totally check it out! There seem to be more games coming out lately with a prison theme (like 1954 Alcatraz), and I’ve always enjoyed the genre, so I think that’s cool.
The plot: “Shot down behind enemy lines, Lt. Guy Kassel is captured and thrown into the most feared prison camp of all: Verdammen Hof. Hoping to regain his freedom and return home to his beloved fiancée, Guy teams up with a group of specialist escapees who devise their most daring breakout yet.” Influences include 90s point-and-click adventures and movies like The Great Escape. The game will also have some stealthy sequences.
Reward levels include thanks, the game itself, a digi-art book, the soundtrack, early beta access, digital posters and wallpapers, your name in graffiti in the game, you as a prisoner or guard in the game [men only, due to time period], name in the credits, an invite to the launch party, and more. A note on the men-only thing – even though the prisoners and guards are all men, you do get to play as Lt. Kassel’s wife, a member of as La Resistance, I noted in the news article.
They have a £49,500 goal to reach by May 12, 2014.
Here’s a video of some early gameplay: