Man really is the most dangerous game. Not just for other men, but also for robots. Apparently.
British indie development collective Big Robot (headed up by the friendly Jim Rossignol of Rock, Paper Shotgun) has announced its new in-development project, an open-world survival game called Sir, You Are Being Hunted. It's described on the Big Robot blog as a "British indie S.T.A.L.K.E.R.", which certainly got my eyebrows raised.
Hunted will be set in a "recognizably British landscape," and will use the world-building tech Lodestone to create a dynamic open world. It'll also have amusingly British killer robots. As Rossignol describes it:
Its inhabitants are a mockery of the aristocratic country gent and his ecosystem. Robots that ape tea-drinking, poachers that lurk in reed-beds, and red-eyed hounds that patrol the moor: these are the things you will be dealing with as you fight for survival. The game gathers up elements of my favourite things: exploration, AI interaction, survival, robots, hot drinks, and blends them into a rich pixelly pulp. (A "British indie S.T.A.L.K.E.R." might have been something we said in the design meetings…)
Sounds pretty cool to me. Big Robot will be announcing more about Sir, You Are Being Hunted soon.
And Now: Sir, You Are Being Hunted [Big Robot]