So, we’re not entirely sure if androids dream of electric sheep. But we can be sure that when a psychic has a nightmare, there can potentially be dire consequences. What sort? Well, how about causing some sort of psychic spawn to be created at an interdimensional crossroads? Yeah, that’s a thing. It’s also where the characters in Xas Irkalla will find themselves when they wake up. How will they survive in a realm full of psychic warfare, wasteland tribes, slaver cities, and more? That’s up to them to decide. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Suffer a blackened birth into a desolate land of surreal horror. A world wounded by psychic warfare, mind-controlled cities, interdimensional labyrinths, and wasteland tribes. You are the alien here; the last survivor of your species. Your existence must be earned.
The greatest inspirations for this world are Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, satanic black metal, and ancient Mesopotamia. This is not another dark fantasy of Tolkien’s, Lovecraft’s, or Martin’s influence. This is a survival horror game at its core.
When the story begins, the characters wake up naked in a dark maze of intersecting dimensions, spawned by the nightmares of dead psychics. After emerging from ground zero, they must face the ash-laden wastelands as scavengers clad in rags and bones. Eventually, they may become rulers over small settlements, gladiators in one of the slave cities, or explorers that unlock the mysteries of psychic powers.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. It’s set to go for another 39 days.