Holding the Guinness world record for "most critically polarizing survival horror game", Deadly Premonition is something of a divisive title. Whether you consider it famous or infamous, you can't deny that that the game has developed a cult following since its release in 2010. Now, the game is coming to a new platform: your coffee table.
The game has been endorsed by original creator Swery, and is a card-based board game for between two and four players. It sees you trying to identify a hidden killer in your midst, with your task being to find yourself a murder suspect who has assisted the infamous Raincoat Killer (he murders plastic coats we think).
“Our vision was to create a compelling, atmospheric game inspired by Deadly Premonition’s delivery of big reveals, plot twists and consequential moments,” said project co-creator Samuel Elphick. “The venture started out as an idea between colleagues. With hopeful optimism we put together a proposal for Swery and he loved it. Way back in June 2015 we created our first prototype for "Incrimination," which was the skeleton that Deadly Premonition: The Board Game is built upon… We hope you enjoy!”
After just ten days on Kickstarter, the game has already raked in over $120k, with nearly 2000 backers destroying the campaign's $50k goal. It took just eight hours and 14 minutes for the game to be funded, and money continues to pour in from adoring fans. This means that seven stretch goals have already been reached, and there's another two awaiting backers if the $125k and $150 echelons are reached respectively.
You can get a sneak preview of the game, along with ideas of how its played, and details from the creators on how and why this came to be on the official Kickstarter campaign. If you're hoping to pick up a copy of the game, then you can do so from £30 upwards by backing, or £60 upwards for a special edition with a mug and a bag.