Downloaded more than 1.5 million times across Xbox One, PC and mobile platforms, The Deer God tellsthe story of a hunter who learns what it means to become the hunted. After setting out to bring home a large trophy, the protagonist meets an untimely end and comes face-to-face with the Deer God, who in an act of karmic retribution reincarnates him as a fawn.
Journeying through stunning, procedurally-generated pixel art landscapes, players rely on their platforming skills and wits to protect the young deer from ever-present dangers while solving puzzles to unlock new skills and abilities that will aid the pursuit of continued survival.
Deer can also go down a dark path and acquire destructive powers to unleash upon hunters and other creatures of the forest, but this could result in the eventual reincarnation as a life form lower than a deer.
Inspired by classic titles, including Metroid, The Legend of Zelda and Ecco the Dolphin, The Deer God also draws from childhood experiences enjoying the peaceful experience of immersion in the great outdoors.
“As games have evolved as an art form we have seen them address everything from heroics on the battlefield to war crimes, but we have not seen many games that show an appreciation for the environment,” said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios. “Whether you have a love of nature or not, The Deer God will provide an experience that is as rich and rewarding as it is entertaining.”