is off to a good start towards its $50,000 goal to develop
, a first-person shooter from West Games, a group of former GSC Game
World developers who are calling this project the "definitive spiritual
successor to the cult hit S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series" (thanks Josh via
). Here's word on Areal:
Areal is a new video game that's
being developed by the people behind S.T.A.L.K.E.R. It features a massive and
intricately detailed open world environment that is extremely varied and
colorful, even though it's set in a post-apocalyptic setting. Areal depicts a
future where civilization has fallen apart due to an unearthly material called
Metamorphite, which eventually spreads, corrupts and infects the whole world.
The source of Metamorphite comes from a meteor that impacted the earth long ago,
and it is the site of constant conflict and bloodshed.
Areal's story is not linear – players can choose how their characters act and
speak – everything from how you talk to who you kill changes the storyline of
Areal. There is no morality system in Areal, so you are free to make choices
that you think are best in any given situation, without being blinded and
limited by a standard good/evil system. Ultimately, Areal is the culmination of
everything that we want to see from a post apocalyptic game, and it's something
that we can realize with full creative freedom because of the unique platform
that is Kickstarter. All we need is your support!