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A Place for the Unwilling Has a Will to Succeed on Kickstarter

A Place for the Unwilling Has a Will to Succeed on Kickstarter

A Place for the Unwilling Has a Will to Succeed on Kickstarter

Developer AlPixel Games presents an open-sandbox adventure in which a city is a living entity


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 A Place for the Unwilling is a little difficult to categorize, genre-wise. It will be an adventure without point-and-click navigation. The focus will be on narrative, but there will be no puzzles. It will take place in an open world. The view will be isometric.

The protagonist won’t be the player, but rather the living city in which the game takes place.

I do exist. There are others like me which are nothing but streets of empty buildings decorated with monuments and street lights, but that’s not my case. I have a body, but also a brain and a heart. I can feel people moving inside of me, I can hear hundreds of conversations taking place in my streets right now and even see beings from other realities.

These are the shadows, you may call them people. They’re all different, but at the same time they look alike to my eyes. Sometimes, if I pay attention I can hear them whispering their names to each other, and once I hear them, I no longer see a blurry shadow, but an unique person with dreams and nightmares.

These are the streets that shape me. Twisted paths where filth and plagues await in every corner. Some of the shadows live surrounded by luxury while others struggle to survive. Both God and Devil were born in my veins, and they never left.

I have been feeling ill lately. There’s something inside of me that does not belong here. I don’t know how it entered or why, but it may be wise to fear it, the dark lurks even in the brightest places and nobody is safe.

The following days will play a very important role in the life of the shadows. The pieces are already on the board and the game is about to start. Now, pick your move stranger, knowing that once it has begun neither of us will be able to stop it. There is only one thing that we can be sure of, it will be an interesting journey.

Who knows? Maybe even I can die.

The game’s deep narrative will unfold through dialog with the city’s unique inhabitants, who appear as both shadows and people.

You’ll be in an open world where time is always running. There will be secrets to uncover, mysteries to unravel and conspiracies to confront. Some of the inhabitants will be trying to destroy the city.

You won’t be a hero, but you’ll have to make choices. Depending on what you do, you might even play a small role in the big plot. You’ll be crafting your character’s own story as the game progresses.

A Place for the Unwilling will be released on PC/Windows and Mac at a time TBD. The game has been Greenlit and is 88% funded on Kickstarter with five days to go (see link at top of page). If you like what you see, please consider backing this unusual game.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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