Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Watchlist: Orphan

Title: Orphan
Developer: Windy Hill Studio
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Releasing late 2015
It started as any other day. And then they came.
In Orphan, you are a young boy left to fend for himself as an alien race invades the earth to eradicate humankind. There's not much else to do but run, but along the way as you evade enemy forces you may discover the way to halt their attack and save humanity before it's too late!
Inspired by War of the Worlds, Another World, and Blackthorne, Orphan is a game about surviving an alien invasion. Taking place over a single night, you play as a young boy surviving and traversing extraterrestrial-infested wilderness. From the screenshots and GIFs, atmosphere is key here; raging forest fires, foggy swamps, pounding rain, dense woodlands, crawling with alien mechanics, as your child protagnist flees the onslaught. However, these invaders aren't invisible and you won't be defenseless, able to use the machines' weapons against them. While the shadow art style may bring to mind Limbo, the developer has stated there won't be physics puzzles in Oprhan, just a young boy fighting off aliens across the countryside. 
Orphan is still in development, with an estimated release sometime in 2015. You can learn more about Orphan here and follow the game's development on the Windy Hill Twitter page.

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