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The Deer God: Mythical Metroidvania without Greg Kinnear


Straight out of mythology, The Deer God tells the story of a dying hunter who is transformed into the very beast he had hunted in life. Already enjoyed by 1.5 million people on PC, Xbox One and mobile devices, Blowfish Studios in collaboration with Crescent Moon Games will be bringing this adventure to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2017.


The Deer God is a 3d pixel art game about reincarnation. The hunter becomes the deer, the deer the hunter. Find others like you, discover new areas, avoid wilderness creatures, and search for hidden secrets. In order to survive, players will explore vast, procedural-generated levels across many types of environment, overcoming puzzles and obstacles while avoiding dangerous hunters, both human and animal.


The story begins as a hunter, tracking a majestic buck through the wilderness, is mauled by wolves and left to die. As his life leaves his body, he is confronted by the Deer God who saves him, though one might say curses him, reincarnating him as the creature he once hunted in life, a helpless faun. Now it is up to the hunter to learn to survive as the hunted in the wild.


Players have a single life, and must find sustenance in the forest to replenish their health. As time passes, days and nights, the deer will grow and mature, find a mate, and produce offspring. In this way, players lives carry on through their young, should survival in the forest prove too much for them.


The Deer God delivers an exciting and moving experience within a gorgeous world with Metroidvania-like gameplay,” said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios “It is an honor to bring a game enjoyed by so many gamers to the PlayStation community.” The Deer God releases on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Q1 2017.

Jack McBastard is a contributor for AYBOnline. His opinions are his own. He also is pretty sure that no one remembers Dear God, the movie starring Greg Kinnear, in which he answers letters to God that end up in the dead letter office of the US Postal Service. It’s a quirky, feel good movie, where a con artist with a heart of gold learns the value of hope in a jaded world. Siskel & Ebert may not have liked it, but they’re both dead, so who are you going to believe?

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