Brainchild announced today the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for The Slaughter, a 2D point-and-click adventure that is described as Blue Velvet meets Monkey Island. The gameplay of The Slaughter will be in the vein of the classic LucasArts and Revolution games, but with dark adult themes and an emphasis on character development. It’s essentially a game about being human.
As its press release reads, the game’s gameplay draws on the best aspects of point-and-click adventures; the tricky yet logical puzzles, the fun interactions and lines of dialogue players can choose to seek out if they wish, and the little details that make the world seem alive. As in real life, character dialogue can be funny, banal, abstract, sombre or aggressive depending on their mood. The nature of Sydney’s conversation options will also change throughout the game as his state of mind deteriorates, the trauma he encounters having a realistic effect on his human interactions.
Through The Slaughter Brainchild is seeking to create a game that doesn’t attempt to emulate a film or novel, but uses the combination of music, art, narrative, and interaction to create an unforgettable and unique experience.
The Kickstarter campaign seeks to raise £8000, which upon passing, stretch goals will be revealed.