Revenant HillGOTY, an adventure game about cute animals and bad owners, was supposed to be the next project from the makers of the critically acclaimed 2017 game GOTY. Night in the woods. The indie group The Glory Society announced today that it will be effectively canceled following unexpected medical complications for one of its developers.
“Over the last 12 months or so, I’ve gotten really sick and it just hasn’t gone away.” chirp Writer and artist Scott Benson on November 7. “Eventually, I was diagnosed with severe heart failure, most likely due to a virus. This will continue to limit me significantly for the foreseeable future, and thus I have had to stop working the way I used to.
Benson and his partner Bethany Hockenberry co-wrote Night in the woods Together they continued to form Worker collective gaming studio The Glory Society With musician Ren Varenne in 2019. Next Night in the woods, The Rust Belt Mystery of College Dropouts Which won Best Independent Game and Games of Impact at the 2017 Game Awards, Al Majd Association open Revenant Hill Earlier this year at Sony’s big May PlayStation showcase.
The narrative-driven adventure game will focus on a cat named Twigs who is forced to find a new home after failing to pay his rent. “Times are tough, meeting needs is tougher, and the world doesn’t stop at the edge of the graveyard,” game description is reading. “There’s something big and dark going on in the cities, the factories, the forests, and the hills. Sooner or later, someone’s going to have to step back.”
The Glory Society now says that realizing this vision will unfortunately no longer be possible with Benson and Hockenberry (his wife) stepping back from production. “Given the realities of timelines and budgets and the difficult task of reworking the entire project within those parameters, the team has amicably decided to suspend operations,” the studio said. Announce today. “For all intents and purposes, this is the end of an evolution Revenant Hill“.
The tone of the message makes it sound like the group itself will be moving forward as well. In the meantime, Benson said he is working on his recovery before deciding what’s next. “The last few months have been full of exciting new hospitals, doctors, tests, procedures and medications, so a lot of blood has been drawn,” he added. chirp. “I’m sad about all this. But for my part, being so upset about it is like getting angry about bad weather. This happened now. Life goes on, thank God.”