Finally, the gaming world gets what it’s been crying for-an open-world adventure about a gang of cats that have to work together to find out what’s happened to all the people on their island who have disappeared.
Peace Island enables customers to step into a cat’s shoes-or paws-to solve puzzles to attempt and get to the bottom of the missing man’s mystery.
Creator Eric Blumrich has set up a KickStarter account for the game, which has 345 backers so far raised £ 10,532 ($13,098) to make the dream come true. The game is presently being developed for the PC, Mac and Oculus VR system. A cat VR experience? Shut up and get my money, Eric.
Peace Island will be a ‘ mix of science fiction, alternative history, and mystery, ‘ according to the fundraising page-unfolding from the perspective of the nine cats calling the island home when they wake up to find their human companions gone.
As a two-cat owner, I can say with some confidence that my cats would be fairly pleased to wake up to discover their human companion gone-but Peace Island’s cats are distinct from my ungrateful couple and are dead-set to find out what happened.
“Peace Island is an interactive story-driven experience that focuses instead of fighting on discovery and exploration,” remains the site.
The open-world game kicks off pretty well enough, allowing gamers to lounge around the sunshine and explore their new territory, but not all the inhabitants of the island are friendly, so you’ll need to keep your wits about you.
Ultimately, as you go through the game solving puzzles, picking up hints and finishing side quests, you’ll be confronted with the issue: ‘ Are the people worth returning? ‘ That sounds more like a cat now.
Before you get too excited, it looks like it might still be a while before the game is released, with Blumrich recently updating the KickStarter to say the Beta is going to be delayed by three months, but he promised ‘ a great game is coming. ‘ Well, to be fair, I don’t doubt that.
To find out more about Peace Island or to join the KickStarter, you can click here.