NightCry Kickstarter campaign launched

Nude Maker seeking $300,000 for enhanced PC version.

NightCry

Nude Maker and Hifumi Kouno have launched the Kickstarter campaign for the PC version of NightCry, the upcoming spiritual successor to Clock Tower. It is seeking $300,000.

The game is in development for iOS, Android, and PS Vita, and will launch for those platforms regardless of the Kickstarter’s success, but Nude Maker wants to bring it to PC, “and possibly other platforms.”

“We want you to know that we haven’t come to Kickstarter just to ask for your support in simply porting the game from mobile to PC,” the Kickstarter description reads. “We want to make NightCry the PC game you deserve and asked for, and we need your help to do that.”

The PC version would add various changes compared to the mobile and PS Vita versions, including “detailed and natural hair animation,” “improved shaders,” “improved lighting effects,” and “full facial animation and lip syncing for the game’s characters.”

For an idea of how it will look, watch this comparison video.

The 3D point-and-click adventure game is set aboard a cruise ship where not everything is as it should be. The guests and crew start to turn up dead, and the passengers aboard the ship begin to suspect each other. It’s up to you to search for clues that will lead you to the true killer.

Gameplay is comprised of “exploration” and “escape” modes. During exploration segments, the player explores the cruise liner where the game is set and investigates the strange and gruesome happenings, clicking on objects to investigate them, talking to other passengers, and solving puzzles to gain clues. But the player is being constantly stalked by “a dark presence” snuck aboard the ship by a group of cultists. During escape segments, the player must always look over their shoulder to make sure they’re not being followed.

NightCry will have multiple endings. Your ending is determined by who you meet, what you discover, and other actions you take.

Watch the game’s Kickstarter pitch below.

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