Jaw Drop Games have reveal and launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new survival horror game, titled Deathground. Looking like a mixture of iconic Jurassic Park scenes, Dino Crisis and Alien Isolation, the game puts players in a menacing atmosphere filled with fear and suspense and pits them against dynamic and reactive AI dinosaurs.
The Kickstarter page explains, "Deathground aims to feature both solo and co-operative gameplay so players can try to survive alone or play in teams of up to 3. Players form a group of professional hunters and survivalists on a mission to the "Deathground" to retrieve high-value loot."
"The game features dynamic gameplay enriched with objectives, stealth and combat; unpredictable AI dinosaurs; special character classes; a range of items and weapons; and truly terrifying environments, harnessing the power of Unreal Engine 4."
Jaw Drop Games have self-funded pre-production and developed early gameplay but now look to Kickstarter as the next step towards full production and community driven development. The developer is seeking to raise around 80K GBP ($100,981) to complete the project.
“We’ve been building the foundations of the game for over 6 months now and have been carefully planning our production pipeline and creative strategy," said Co-Founder Dan Da Rocha. "We’ve come to Kickstarter because we’re confident there’s an audience out there for this type of game and we’d love for the community to help shape the game experience, so together, we can create something incredible."
Deathground will primarily be available on PC (via Steam), but the developers are aiming to also bring the game to consoles in the future.
With Capcom showing no interest in reviving Dino Crisis, we urge you to contribute to this project, as it's probably as close as we're gonna get to the classic Shinji Mikami-created franchise.