GriN today released a new trailer and some screenshots for Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, its cinematic platform game full of drama and dark twists, coming to PC during Q1 2015, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Q2 2015. In addition, GriN has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its game and aims to raise $50K in the next 30 days.
As the team noted, the core gameplay is already in place, but additional funding will help GriN add new features and mechanics, including magical powers for Red that would compliment her current melee combat abilities.
“Amongst the many rewards on offer, backers will be able to customize their own Toy Soldier, part of the robot army employed by B.B. Woolfe to enforce his iron rule. The Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries Kickstarter campaign has a funding target of $50,000 and will run until 4 September 2014.”
The new video reveals the origins of the Woolfe’s creation when, two years ago, aspiring games developer Davy Penasse applied for a 3D artist job at Belgian-based indie studio GriN. Whilst Penasse was unsuccessful in securing that position, the team at GriN were blown away by a short 3D demo at the end of Penasse’s portfolio. Featuring a stylised Red Riding Hood character attacked by evil living trees in a dark enchanted forest environment, this 10-second clip became the starting point of what would eventually become Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries.
The story of Little Red Riding Hood has been told in various forms since the 10th Century, but Woolfe’s interpretation is a dark fantasy revenge story far beyond a modern fairy tale. Following the death of her father, Red dons a cape, picks up an axe and faces her worst fears in a bloody vendetta against the evil B.B. Woolfe, CEO of Woolfe Industries.