Some times, there are concepts that stick in the world of video games, for instance, survival horror. There are a lot of games out there these days focusing on Zombie Survival horror. A LOT. So, when a fresh take on the genre comes along, its often exciting. Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse brings something fresh to the world of zombie defense in the form of a meaningful day night cycle, a lumbering companion that is both an benefit and a burden, and wooden characters. No, like actually wooden.
Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse is an action/adventure game with a unique survival twist. You play as Lathe, a teenage woodling and an avid inventor. During your adventures you are accompanied by a stone giant named Roguard. Together you must fight back hordes of wooden zombies, better known as “The Deadwood” and stop the curse from spreading through the land of Knottington.
By day, Roguard will protect you from the deadwood. This will allow you the freedom to explore the land of Knottington. You’ll scavenge for resources and then use those resources to craft your weapons and defenses. Because when the sun sets, Roguard falls asleep, leaving you alone to fight back the deadwood and protect your stone companion. With the right balance of strategy and skill you may just survive the night.
The game looks great, and has a great comedic style that’s one part spoof, one part homage to classic games like Zelda.
I particularly like the inclusion of the Character of Roguard. Characters that are both a benefit and a burden are interesting. Having this giant that can pulverize anything in your way during the day, but becomes a legitimate issue once he falls asleep and you have to defend him against hordes of zombies makes for a nice balance.
Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse has raised $44,945 of it’s modest $65,000 goal, with 28 days remaining in its funding period. If you’d like to donate, head over to the Kickstarter Page here.