An Immersive universe where Grand Theft Auto meets Cabela's Big Game Hunter Giving Gamers the Unique Chance to Find Out What It’s Like to be Endangered.
Tulsa, OK -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/09/2014 -- In 1973 the US government introduced the Endangered Species Act. The purpose was to prevent the extinction of animal species at risk for extinction with the goal of helping those animal populations return to normal, sustainable levels. It also created a barrier between sportsman who relished big game hunting by denying them legal access to hunting animals that enjoyed this legal protection. Not content to simply obey the law they were forced into hunting big game in a shadowy almost black market way. That’s the premise of Endangered.
The game concept is easy to understand; the player assumes the role of a big game hunter that gets their jollies off of hunting and killing endangered animals.
Three distinct game development phases are planned. Phase 1 will consist of a tap-to-shoot gaming mechanism on mobile platforms. Phase 2 will start if the reception of phase 1 is favorable and will feature a multi-platform version for home gaming consoles with online multiplayer functionality including first person or third person modes with story/campaign mode. If all goes well phase 3 will be unveiled; an immersive online universe complete with a bartering system, factions/guilds alignment and all of the other elements of a superior MMORPG world.
The development team understands that the game concept is controversial and perhaps even objectionable to some. However, the team feels there’s an audience for games like Endangered that allows players to engage in a game on the edge of societal evolution whereby no one is actually harmed. Putting aside entertainment value, the team also wishes to educate gamers about real wildlife and instill a respect for all life.
Crowdfunding is sought to roll out Phase 1 which includes building the game, establishing a team as well as marketing and promotion. There are a number of ideas on the table for implementation at each phase of the game. One idea on the drawing board is an achievement called "Overkill" which happens when a player lures a herd/pack to a baited field and then detonates dynamite to kill them all.
This crowdfunding campaign ends on October 26, 2014.
The Endangered Kickstarter Page: http://kck.st/1xRIIHL
The Endangered Website: http://www.endangeredgame.com