'Tweedpunk' kill-or-be-killed FPS Sir, You Are Being Hunted smashed its Kickstarter target in only a few days, allowing Big Robot to add a selection of intriguing stretch goals. Two of which, the monocle-sporting Landowner hunter and wildlife to kill for sustenance, have already been achieved.
So it's probably time for 'Hot Air Balloon Spotter Patrols,' then.
Here's the current list of stretch goals according to the latest backer update email:
£45,000 - The Landowner - UNLOCKED
At this amount we'll be expanding our NPC roster with “The Landowner.” This chap is an aberrant mechanical ultra-toff. He's a leader among hunters, and the nightmare gaze of his glowing monocle means near-certain death, and at the very least lots of peril. With The Landowner in play, the player is truly in trouble – his tracking skills and his riflemanship are peerless. Fear him.
£50,000 - Hunting! - UNLOCKED
This stretch goal will allow us to include additional wildlife-slaying functionality. You will be able to hunt pheasants and rabbits and then cook them for sustenance. This will provide a complementary mode of survival for players aside from scavenging, as well as furnishing the world of Sir with more life. (And death.)
£55,000 - The Castle biome.
A completely new island type on which a ruined castle is procedurally generated across the entire island. This will provide the game with both a radically different terrain, and an atmospheric arena in which to be systematically hunted down and shot. (We're really excited about this one – more proc-gen makes Tom happy.
£60,000 - Hot Air Balloon Spotter Patrols [NEW]
This will probably take a little bit of explaining. Basically, the robots will man a hot air balloon which will make passes over the islands. From there they'll be able to direct hunters on the ground, and take pot-shots at you if and when they spot you. This adds some verticality to think about, especially as balloons are silent most of the time. Keep your eyes on the skies! These balloon patrols might be slow moving, but they will provide platforms for the hunters to snipe and spot you over a large area at any one time, and as such should provide serious jeopardy.
Sir, You Are Being Hunted will throw players in a desperate fight for survival against robotic toffs who hunt humans for sport. A 'British countryside generator' will procedurally create huge tracts of land to run and gun through, with new features added if the budget permits.
The Kickstarter campaign stands just shy of £54,000 at the time of writing, which is well over the original £40,000 target and nearly enough to unlock the Castle Biome stretch goal. With 22 days to go, things are looking bright for Jim Rossignol and the Big Robot team.