It's rather unusual to see a Kickstarter campaign going well beyond the halfway mark in under 24 hours, because despite how credible the goal might be, it does really mean that there's a lot of people truthfully willing to try whatever product is advertised. And specifically, today I'm going to be focusing my attention on the weirdly proposed OMORI, which has just hit $19,000 worth of backers out of the $22,000 they're aiming for.
OMORI was initially a character drawn by its own inventor OMOCAT that existed between 2011 and 2012, however, after having gathered various artists, the concept was pushed forward, making it also become the protagonist of a full length commercial videogame that should be hopefully released by the start of 2015. It's going to be a surreal horror RPG that focuses on the exploration of two very distinct worlds.
From what I could understand, although OMORI appears to be living a miserable life in the bright and aseptic White Space, he wasn't born there. And while he will try to deal with the many troubles that affect his life, he will also go through a deep mental journey that will bring back memories of who he was before moving to the place of loneliness that now is essentially part of himself. But let's be honest, I wouldn't be here writing about this if it wasn't for something more specific, and in fact, I have to say that the majority of my excitement is the direct result of the brief, yet impressive Kickstarter video. The psychedelic visual effects are certainly what initially catched my eye, but then, after having seen a glimpse of the traditional turn-based battle system, I instantly thought of the pretty compelling Gingiva. Which ultimately, made me realize how bad do I want to play these sort of RPGs.
With various dungeons, lots of NPCs, and a soundtrack that I surely hope to be as good as the one that you can listen in the mentioned video, OMORI is definitely one of the few games that I look forward to play in the near future. If you wish, you can back the developers on the Kickstarter campaign!