Renegade Kid bring you a brand new survival horror game to help fund, the base goal including the PlayStation Vita version!

Can you feel that? It’s the winds of change, blowing in from Mount Unity and breathing life into our powerhouse handhelds. Where once PlayStation Vita support was relegated to the mighty “stretch goal”, it can now be included in the base goal much easier – thanks to Unity support.┬áCult County has just that, and as such will be making its way straight to Vita (among other platforms) if the base goal is funded.

Speaking of the base goal, it’s a slightly lofty $580,000. Just under $12,000 of that is funded so far, with 29 days to go; though that’s certainly not a lot, it’s also nothing to worry about yet as word tends to spread pretty slowly for the first few days.

Here’s a bit about the game from the Kickstarter;

Cult County is an all-new first-person survival horror game that blends the episodic story-telling of The Walking Dead with the classic tension-filled exploration and action of Silent Hill and Resident Evil, presenting an opportunity for fans to help a veteran team produce a new experience that is fresh, exciting, and scary!

And the premise/story;

You assume the role of Gavin Mellick, whose mother has fallen deathly ill. Unable to reach your older sister, Alissa, by phone you drive the 6 hours across Texas to visit her in person and share the sad news. You return to the small town where you spent your summers as a child with Alissa, at your late aunt’s house. There is a particularly savage dust storm rolling in when you arrive.

Unable to locate your sister, you ask some of the locals for help. You quickly learn about their suspicions of a cultish group that recently moved into town, and the unexpected suicide of Father Pearce. The locals offer very little help finding your sister, and it isn’t long before your search takes an unexpected dark turn, leading you down a road of no return.

You are alone. You are unarmed. You see strange “people” linger on the edge of the dust storm, who seem to be watching your every move. But, as soon as you turn your head to face them, they disappear. Who are they? Where do they go? What do they want?

As you explore deeper into the town, searching for any clues that might lead to your sister, you meet various town folk who offer their own anecdotes on what the “people” might be. Some claim they are just your imagination, and some say they are part of the new cultish group who recently moved into town. One person even goes as far to name them “Dust Devils”!

With each step you take, it feels as though the town is pulling you in closer to its rotten core. What may have seemed normal before, now looks distorted and corrupt. Is it the town or is it the people? Or is it you? You soon find yourself bearing arms with anything you can find to defend yourself against… (to be revealed)!

If you’re interested in Cult County, check out their Kickstarter page and back the game – backers can even help decide what gets put into the finished product, as well as other bonuses depending on how much you pledge.

We’ll be keeping our eye on Cult County (seeing as how the Vita is seriously lacking horror titles), and promise to let you know if/when it gets backed and about any new information that becomes available.

  • Lester Paredes

    I wish I had the money to throw at this… looks cool.

  • italodance

    Wow nice I always look for a game like this,still playing RE games on my vita but this one would be the official game for vita.

  • Jonathan Harding-Rathbone

    May pledge later this month if I can afford to. It seems first person really is the way horror games have gone.

  • Thulsa

    They are asking for WAY too much for this, their first 2 games wer ok but not great. It won’t even hit 100k, I’d like them to make it but this kickstarter will fail.

  • aros

    If it makes it I will buy day one. Looks awesome but don’t want to sign up to KS and back when it seems very unlikely. Maybe we can all tweet Shahid to sign this up as a Vita 6 month exclusive?