Sci-fi action RPG Dolmen rolls onto Kickstarter next month

Sci-fi action RPG Dolmen is heading to Kickstarter next month, and I reckon it'll garner a fair amount of support. It's a mix of horror and heavy, deliberate third-person combat set on the strange alien world of Revion Prime. You awaken from a cryogenic slumber to discover that the rest of your crew is dead, and you have to venture out into the world alone.

Not exactly the most original premise, but if the gameplay is tight then it'll work. Expect some scares, and the main character's exoskeleton can't help but put me in mind of Isaac Clarke from the Dead Space series. The weapons look to be a mixture of futuristic firearms and giant swords that wouldn't look out of place in a fantasy setting, and there's a definite emphasis on dodging your enemies' attacks. I get the sense that your character can't sustain much punishment.  

After heading to Kickstarter, Brazilian developer Massive Work Studio, which is being supported by the Square Enix Collective, plans to bring the game to Steam Early Access in September, where it will cost between $20 and $30. The trailer, above, does suffer from a few framerate problems, but it's still early on in development, so I'll reserve judgment until I see more. It looks like it's at least worth keeping tabs on if this is the kind of thing you're into.

You can read more about the game on its website (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.