Robert Bowling and his Robotoki development team are making a zombie survival game called Human Element. We’ve written about the game before and have lamented the fact that it’s still three years away and very definitely headed for next-gen consoles and PCs. There’s good news today though, and that’s largely thanks to the Ouya console.
A new update has hit the Ouya’s Kickstarter page (which, incidentally, is now sitting with a mountain of cash amounting to more than $5.2 million) which reveals that Bowling and co. will be the first development team to develop an exclusive game for the open-source gaming console. That game will be directly tied to Human Element and will act as a prequel to the events of the final game.
On the console’s Kickstarter page is an update video (featuring Bowling) in which the developer tells viewers how Human Element takes place 35 years after the outbreak of a zombie apocalypse. The Ouya game, however, will focus on the events during the start of that outbreak, and will therefore set the scene for the final game in 2015.
The Ouya exclusive will be episodic in nature and will introduce players to the survivor elements and core gameplay mechanics of the final Human Element game. If you’ve backed the Ouya console, then Robotoki will be sending you exclusive information and updates regarding their episodic prequel.
Be sure to check out the newly updated Human Element website for more information on the 2015 game.