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Clock Tower's Kōno, Ju-On's Shimizu Launch NightCry Kickstarter for PC Release

posted on by Karen Ressler
Short film previews horror game initially announced as "Project Scissors"

Game developer Hifumi Kōno (Clock Tower, Steel Battalion, Infinite Space) and film director Takashi Shimizu (Ju-on/The Grudge movie franchise, Kiki's Delivery Service) and launched a KickStarter on Saturday to bring their upcoming horror game NightCry to PC and "possibly other platforms." The game is already slated for PlayStation Vita, smartphones, and tablets.

The Kickstarter is seeking to raise US$300,000 to not only port the game to PC, but to increase the game content and improve the graphics. The project currently has two stretch goals: US$400,000 for more ways to die and US$475,000 for an extra playable character.

As of press time the Kickstarter has earned US$8,517.

Shimizu directed a short film as a preview of the game:

The story is set aboard a luxury ocean liner. In this enclosed space with no escape routes, the first of a string of brutal murders occurs. As the list of victims grows with no end in sight, can the player survive?

Kōno announced this new horror game project, tentatively titled Project Scissors at the time, at Tokyo Game Show 2014's Indie Stream Festival. His independent studio Nude Maker is developing the game, Masahiro Itō (Silent Hill's "Red Pyramid Thing" and "Bubble Head Nurse") is designing the creatures, and Kiyoshi Arai (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn) is serving as art director. Nobuko Toda (Metal Gear Solid) is in charge of sound and is composing the music with Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: Bloodlines).

Kōno stated that the 3D point-and-click adventure game will be the spiritual successor to his earlier Clock Tower game franchise.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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