Developer Suzaku and publisher Top Hat Studios have been producing a new 2.5D narrative-driven title called Sense – 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story. However, the team has recently discovered that it needs a little assistance in funding key aspects of the game, so it has turned its attentions to crowdfunding efforts on Kickstarter.
In Sense, you play as Mei-Lin Mak, a young woman with cybernetic eyes, living in Neo Hong Kong in the year 2083. As she is pulled into an ever-winding supernatural mystery about fourteen lost souls from years past, she must begin to question every aspect of her reality.
Suzaku has focused on making Sense‘s art style a priority by hand-painting the 2.5D world. The developer claims inspiration for the game’s character designs to be from Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell, Dominion Tank) and Chifumi Suzuki (Fatal Frame, Dead or Alive) for their drive to never shy away from eroticism and fan-service.
The Kickstarter for Sense launched today, looking for $18,000 to help fund the game’s animations for character movement and interaction, to create more dynamic lighting, higher quality art, more advanced gameplay systems, fully animated cutscenes, 3D environments, and a much larger and longer experience. Of its $18,000 goal, the game has so far raised $1,320. If it should reach its first stretch goal of $25,000, the game will be released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. If it reaches its second stretch goal of $30,000, it will also release on Nintendo Switch.
For now, Sense – 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story is expected to launch sometime in 2018 for PC, Mac, and Linux. For more information on the game, you can visit its Kickstarter page or its official website. You can also watch its Kickstarter launch trailer in the video provided below or take a look at its concept demo on the Top Hat Studios website.