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Clock Tower Spiritual Successor NightCry Tops Kickstarter Goal

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Clock Tower developer, Ju-on director pledge to make PC version, also aim for PS4 & Xbox One

Clock Tower game developer Hifumi Kōno and Ju-on/The Grudge film director Takashi Shimizu successfully met their Kickstarter fundraising campaign goal on Saturday to bring their point-and-click horror game Project Scissors: NightCry to the PC. With less than two days left, the campaign has topped the US$300,000 goal to port the game to PC and enhance the graphics. The game is already slated for PlayStation Vita, smartphones, and tablets.

As of press time, the Kickstarter has raised US$303,896. The project's other stretch goals include US$350,000 for more ways to die, US$400,000 for an extra playable character, US$450,000 for a PlayStation 4 version, and US$550,000 for an Xbox One version. The Kickstarter campaign will end at 2:59 p.m. EST on Monday, February 23.

The story of the game 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, the player must attempt to survive.

Kōno announced this new horror game project 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.

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