Little Devil Inside is a gorgeous survival RPG

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Roughly two-thirds of all new games are Early Access and/or Kickstarter survival-RPGs.* Of them, some offer the harrowing realisation that we're all just an apocalypse away from total societal collapse. Some posit the notion that it's man, not beast, that is the true monster. Some just have lots of dinosaurs. Little Devil Inside is one of the relatively few that attempts to look totally charming and beautiful.

Little Devil Inside is attempting to mix action, adventuring and survival, all into an RPG about "ordinary everyday life". The Kickstarter page offers more details:

"As in real life, where a hard week's work is rewarded by a relaxing or refreshing weekend, we wanted to create a world and provide elements within it where you can return back to town (or your home) after an adventurous mission to regather and reequip - a definite environmental contrast. Unlike some other survival games, there will be a home town or city to return to and rest and prepare for your next mission."

It's a fantastical world, but one where you set the pace of the adventure and exploration. And while there will be missions, the developers say you'll be free to venture out on your own, meeting and hiring new characters along the way.

The Kickstarter campaign has currently raised almost AUD$140,000 of the AUD$250,000 total. The campaign will end on May 25. For more details, you can also visit Little Devil Inside's Greenlight page.

*This isn't even remotely true.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.