Orphan is the Limbo Meets War of the Worlds Alien Invasion Adventure You’ve Been Waiting For


Add another game to the recent run of intriguing Kickstarter projects. This one goes by the name Orphan, a 2D platform action game from Windy Hill Studio which draws inspiration from genre classics like Another World and Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, uses a silhouette visual style similar to Limbo, and has the alien invasion narrative backdrop of H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. Sounds like a winning combo to me.

Delving a little deeper, Orphan is the story of a young boy who is suddenly left all alone after an alien invasion leaves him fighting to stay alive in the rugged Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. As a defenseless 8-year-old, the boy will rely heavily on stealth to avoid alien detection, but eventually, as he comes of age in his harsh new reality, he will learn to fight back using human military weapons as well as advanced alien technology.

Windy Hill Studio is seeking a minimum funding goal of $32k in order to bring Orphan to PC/Mac/Linux in early 2016 (the game’s already been greenlit on Steam), followed by a release on PS4 and possibly multiple consoles. Kickstarter backers have currently pledged a little over $4,000. The project isn’t exactly booming out of the gates, but with another month on the clock I have faith it will begin generating the attention it deserves.

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