About this project
02/24 24 hours remain!
02/21 72 hours remain!
$10000 *MINIGOAL* EARLY EBOOK RELEASE
We'll release the Lonesome Wilderness ebook months ahead of time to backers who receive the special edition! (affects tiers $15 and up)
$11000 *MINIGOAL* ADDITIONAL BUTTON IN BUTTON SET
We'll add a Bravemule button to the button set, bringing the count up to four buttons! (affects tiers $25 and up)
$12000 MOBILE VERSIONS
Bravemule will develop versions of Southern Monsters for iOS and Android devices!
I’ll collaborate with Bruno Dias (VOYAGEUR), Gustav Carlson (TOURIST UNKNOWN), and Priscilla Snow (BENEATH FLOES) to create a short work of interactive fiction set in a supernatural version of the 1920s Ozarks called WHIPPOORWILL. Free to all backers.
In South Arkansas there's talk of a monster. Where he roams, the locust thorns build barbed walls around the riverbank, not far from your house. Your real home isn't made of stock millwork, but telephone lines: an online forum for undiscovered creatures where everyone knows you as cripplefoot. You debate the existence of the strange as your friends leave for distant universities. Outside your childhood bedroom, the cypress trees stretch for miles.
In South Arkansas there's talk of a monster. They say he always follows the creeks.
Southern Monsters is set across five days in 2005. You play as cripplefoot, a traumatized teen too young to make sense of his emotions. To find the monster, you'll need to strike a balance between cryptid research and cripplefoot's well-being before the dry Arkansas sun sets.
Southern Monsters is deeply personal. It's a dark comedy based on my experiences with online communities, domestic abuse, and being disabled in the weird, weird South. It's also imbued with my love of horror movies like Videodrome, Suspiria, and Eraserhead.
My name's Kevin Snow, and I lead the posse known as Bravemule. We created the multimedia Let's Play Matul Remrit, as well as the game The Domovoi. Most recently, we released Beneath Floes, which Rock Paper Shotgun praised as "unpleasant and cruel." Consider these fine folks:
Priscilla Snow, nightmare noise sampler.
Patrick Bonaduce, porcelain cat painter.
Kiel Warren, linguistic mess sifter.
Mike LeMieux, fine vector craftsman.
George Kavallines, the devil's crosshatcher.
Risks and challenges
Southern Monsters will come out unless I'm dead.
I work a stressful day job where most of my paycheck, along with every other minute of my free time, goes to this game. This Kickstarter will cover stuff I can't pay for myself, which mostly includes compensation for Patrick Bonaduce's tremendous volume of beautiful artwork and Priscilla Snow's haunting soundscapes. If you back this, I deeply appreciate your faith in me.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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