In a fantasy land, a troupe of circus performers makes their way through this world and others. They go from place to place, setting up their tents, performing their shows, selling popcorn and candy, and then they pack up and move on. In Under Hollow Hills, you play as one of these circus performers. What will you see? What will you do? Who will you encounter? That's up to you to decide. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
There is a traveling circus under the Hollow Hills.
It travels by moonlight, small wagons creaking in the night silence. It travels lost roads, where fireflies and whisps hover to watch it pass, where goblins peer down from their treebranch perches, and owls. It travels the night world and the day world, fairyland and the living earth, and places otherwise, and no border can keep it. It has mysteries to pose, drama to perform, it has music, juggling, acts of death-defying peril, pratfall comedy. It has dangerous secrets to tell.
Step up, step up. Come great, come small, come revelers all!
You are its performers, its ringmaster, its clowns, its sideshow, its stars. You're its crew, rigging the tents, mending the costumes, planning the show, selling t-shirts and popcorn. You're fairy kind and human kind. You're the circus, and the circus is you.
The circus is a leveler of all. You're not subject to the usual games of status and wealth, hierarchy and social value, that society plays. To you a human child’s birthday party in a vacant lot is the same as a command performance for the great Crowned Heads of fairyland. (And more like stuffed heads, saith the Hob.)
You travel through fairyland and the mortal world, performing as you choose. Wherever you perform, you change: you change the seasons, you change the fortunes of those you perform for, you change their hearts. You change yourselves. This is the game: we change.
The campaign's already up and over its funding goal with 26 days left to go.