Things are SUPERHOT-ting up for the SUPERHOT developers, as their time-bending shooter has been funded in under 24 hours.
SUPERHOT‘s Kickstarter launched yesterday, asking for the princely sum of $100,000 USD to get the game finished. It’s currently sitting at $112,680 with 29 days to go.
SUPERHOT is a first-person shooter with a twist: the world only moves when you do. This means that you can aim, fire, move, and dodge bullets at your leisure, creating a balletic display of carnage as you go. The little tech demo thing released awhile back was phenomenal fun, so I’m not entirely surprised that this has been funded quite so quickly.
Of course, this isn’t the end of the road: there are stretch goals aplenty. $120,000 will see another animator added to the team, as this is apparently one of the biggest problems they’ve faced, so nicer animations will come of that. $150,000 will add in a Speedrun mode for those who fancy a bit more of a challenge. $200,000 will add in the much-requested replay feature, letting you watch your actions over and over again. I imagine that, should $200k be hit, more stretch goals will quickly be revealed.
If you fancy backing it, a pledge of $14 will get you a copy of the game when it launches, plus some goodies like wallpapers and ringtones. If you really want to then you can pledge up to $10,000 to get “a unique, hand-made, electronic SUPERHOT DEVICE”, whatever that might be.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.