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Hyper Successful Kickstarter RTS Iron Harvest Signed to Kingdom Come Publisher

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Following its immensely successful Kickstarter campaign, the alternative history RTS Iron Harvest is set to be published by Deep Silver.

Similarly to the deal the publisher previously signed with Warhorse Studios for Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Deep Silver will handle marketing, distribution, and production.

This set-up ensures that developer KING Art Games retains full creative control over the project. That independence is important, too, as Iron Harvest is billed as an RTS designed around what fans of the genre want.

The key tenets of the project, according to the Kickstarter page, are clever tactics, player agency, and strong single-player campaigns. Meanwhile, the game itself follows the end of World War I, in a world where walking machines designed during the war have been repurposed to aid in everyday life, and the peace may be about to end.

Based on this premise, KING Art took to the game to Kickstarter a year ago, and the almost USD$1.3 million it raised was just shy of trebling the initial funding goal.

The crowdfunding campaign lists a prospective December 2019 release window across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and the new publisher is yet to update this target.

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Layers of Fear 2 Launching Late Next Month

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Layers of Fear 2 has been talked about for a while now and is finally coming late next month.

Announced today by publisher Gun Media, the sequel to the psychological romp through artistic ego Layers of Fear is set to launch May 28 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Gameplay-wise, the sequel looks to cover similar ground as its predecessor. As a first-person psychological horror with “an emphasis on exploration and story,” players meander through heavily-scripted set-pieces while solving puzzles and being scared a whole lot.

Layers of Fear 2, though, will be swapping the paintbrush for the dizzying heights of Hollywood. According to the game’s Steam synopsis, players “control a Hollywood actor who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner.”

Stifled by their own acting ambitions, the protagonist finds themselves alone and marooned on an increasingly nightmarish boat. The game’s unnamed protagonist must navigate their own past and the challenges the director sets them to unlock the secret to not just the film they are starring in, but their own motivations.

The original Layers of Fear was a captivating take on modern, story-driven horror, so the sequel’s inventive premise and greater scope are welcomed. While the sequel is embarking to a radically different setting, the title looks likely to recapture the original’s claustrophobic, atmospheric level design.

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