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A Game Where You Are The Terrifying Alien That Soldiers Want To Kill

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I've killed a lot of aliens in my time. You probably have, too. It's not often that we get to be the mysterious extraterrestrial that all the humans are terrified of, though.

Paradise Lost: First Contact is a game where you get to play as an alien plant thing that comes to Earth via a meteor. The humans try to figure out what you are of course, but this...doesn't exactly go to plan.

The game is a side-scrolling adventure with heavy focus on stealth and action. The developers, Ashtree Works, promise levels with huge maps with lots of secrets, traps, and puzzles (the idea being that it'll be a Metroidvania), as well as some form of RPG skill progression (any terrifying alien worth its salt evolves into something more sinister). You'll also have abilities like camo, decoys, bombs and some form of mental control (!). All in all, this looks rather rad, no?


The developers hope to raise $70,000 on Kickstarter to make Paradise Lost a reality. You can also vote for Paradise Lost on Steam Greenlight here.

Or, take a look at a few screenshots here—click on 'expand.'