Here’s a dramatic contrast to last week’s The Sun Also Rises. Instead of a muted look at war that focuses on the victims and perpetrators of violence, Idle Killer takes no prisoners (literally) in a dark, ripped-from-the-headlines look at conflict that’s based on the Cookie Clicker style of idle browser gaming.
Based around the story of a former child soldier named Boatema, who rises to power in the fictional African country of Zamunda. Instead of baking cookies to appease cosmic grandmas (by the way, if you haven’t played Cookie Clicker, go do that), in Idle Killer you’re upgrading your squad and military base so that you can… well, kill people more effectively.
It’s a polarising premise, which is why the two-man team of Jørn Holm and Carston Benzen Nissen (both based in Denmark) have chosen the genre of idle games to do it. In their own words, they don’t want to be bound by PEGI/PG ratings.
The game has a $9,000 goal, which will be used to take the game from an alpha to something suitable for release — upgrading the programming to allow multiplayer, finishing and polishing the art and sound, etc.
For more information, check out the IndieGogo page.