Tarsier secures funding for ‘Hunger’ concept

Today, at the Nordic Game Conference 2014, we were awarded 500.000 Danish Kroner (67.000 EUR) in development support from the Nordic Game Program for the concept of our new IP ‘Hunger’ (working title).

‘Hunger’ is a third-person 3D action adventure game with stealth and exploration elements. A nine-year old girl named Six is kidnapped from her home and taken to work in The Maw – a surreal underwater resort catering to the whims of the powerful elite. When an unexpected twist of fate offers her a chance at freedom, Six takes a journey through the bizarre and unpredictable world of The Maw, and catches a glimpse at the corrupt heart of modern happiness.

“This is not only a huge vote of confidence from the Nordic Game Program expert group,” says CEO Ola Holmdahl. “The grant enables us to explore an idea we are deeply passionate about. Hunger holds fantastic potential, and our job now is to harness that promise into a great experience.”

  • Tom Morrison

    Please let this be for PS4/PS Vita!

    • Simon_Tarsier

      We are currently aiming to make it a downloadable title for PS4. :)

      • Tom Morrison

        Brilliant! I know you guys and gals will deliver judging by how creative your previous projects are. You’ll have my dollars when it releases!

        As an aside, I’m still waiting for a PS4 developer to have a special visual mode for Remote Play on PS Vita that perhaps makes text and UI elements a little larger/easier to read. For example, I tried to play Transistor on PS Vita this morning and the text was way too small to read comfortably. Just something to consider for Hunger if you want to start a positive new trend(-:

      • pen

        Awesome, I think you guys are such awesome developers, I will buy everything you put on PlayStation. This sounds awesome. Is this new IP the entire studios current focus?

      • walikor

        Hi but is coming to steam(PC)?

      • ClayMeow

        Please consider Vita too! I have no intention of buying a PS4 anytime soon, so please don’t use Remote Play as an excuse not to!

  • JoJo_718

    Does this mean The City of Metronome will never be released? :(

    • Simon_Tarsier

      We are not currently working on it.

      • Rainier

        This is too bad, I recall seeing Metronome a few years back at E3 and we loved it. Can’t believe nobody wants to fund such an amazing title. Have you considered a kickstarter for it? :)

  • lorelai4cuties

    this looks great..im glad i chose PS4 over x1
    cant wait

  • Anders

    Are you aiming to release the game in 2015 or 2016? Are you ready to show gameplay at E3 or gamescom or has development just started?

  • 26PM

    Wow, this looks gorgeous.

  • This better not be another PS4 exclusive. Don’t give us the poor excuse of “Remote Play on Vita” either. We want actual video game releases on PS Vita along side the PS4 just like the PSP had with the PS3.

    • TitoWhatever

      Lol, it’s probably not worth porting it to Vita. Have you seen Vita’s sales.

  • masato

    look like spirited away movie :v

  • Prestige27

    Any chance we’ll see LBP hit the PS4 anytime?

  • Jack Grensleaves

    So, the “Hungry Horde” IP registered yesterday by SONY, its your project “Hunger”…? ;)

    Hope to see it in the august GAMESCOM.

    • Simon_Tarsier

      Nope. I have no idea what that is. :)

  • Cypher-Unknown

    Just watched the teaser trailer and it looks absolutely brilliant. I look forward to its release.

  • Marek Koza

    Is there any chance of this becoming a multiplatform?

  • Ned Kelly

    I love Sony’s readiness to embrace this kind of quirky experience. This has a great looking aesthetic rather than the many generic platformers out there. Very excited to see this up and running.

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  • Веселин Жилов

    Sigh. I’ll buy your game even though you’re obviously commies. Pity Victor Hugo is more popular in France than Frédéric Bastiat.

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