In Prey for the Gods, you play as a lone hero sent to the edge of a dying world to discover the mystery behind the never-ending winter. Arriving with only the clothes on your back, you must survive the colossal dangers that you encounter. To restore balance and reclaim the land from the brink, you will be faced with questions that not even a God can answer.
Prey for the Gods ambitiously takes on the Shadow of Colossus mantle, by pitting you against a series of giant boss battles. Each of the giants you encounter will be unique. To be victorious, you will need to discover and exploit their weaknesses then climb on and defeat them. Strategies include dodging their massive attacks and striking when the time is right, sneaking up on them, using a bow and arrow, flying through the air with a grappling hook, or using your bare hands.
The combat is fast-paced, brutal, and up to you. Weapons can break, and arrows are finite. Luckily, you can pull out the arrows you shoot. The primary actions are attacking dodging and climbing. You control the hero from a third person perspective and can explore the non-linear world in any direction.
Outside of the giant battles, Prey for the Gods is an intensive survival game. Spend too much time out in the cold and risk exposure. The dynamic weather system is treacherous and ever-changing. It can change from a sunny day to a blizzard at a moment’s notice. The weather is just as dangerous as the giants. Your footsteps left in the snow will help guide you if you get lost. However, the deeper the snow, the more tired and hungry you will be. Hunt for food, and find a safe cave to rest. Salvage items and weapons from fallen heroes including swords, bows, outfits, and more. There will be mysterious temples to explore that contain secrets and treasure. The exploration is rewarding but risky.
Prey for the Gods is currently 25% completed and it’s being developed by No Matter, a three man team based in San Francisco. Between them, they have over 30 years’ experience in the gaming industry.
No Matter are seeking $300,000 to fund their game. So far so good, with over $100,000 already raised in just three days. There are still four weeks of the campaign remaining. $15 is the base tier for a PC copy of the game. Stretch goals include PS4 and Xbox One ports and additional bosses via DLC.
You can learn more about the game and support the campaign here.
Michael Vane is a freelance journalist who thinks it’s time he shuts up and lets No Matter take his money. @DrVane