Bluebeard's Bride Kickstarter
A friend forwarded this kickstarter link my way today for Bluebeard's Bride, developed by Whitney “Strix” Beltrán, Marissa Kelly, and Sarah Richardson. It's a horror RPG/twist on a fairy tale and I thought it might appeal to some looking for something new and interesting in the horror RPG genre.
The Bluebeard fairy tale is simple enough: A young bride is wed to an ugly, but powerful man with a blue beard. On their wedding night he must attend to other urgent matters. He gives her the keys to every room, inviting her to explore… but one room in his house is forbidden. The bride eventually falls prey to her curiosity and opens it, discovering the gruesome sight of former brides who had been murdered... evidence that reveals her husband to be a killer of women.
When you play Bluebeard’s Bride, you aren’t repeating the dark events of that morbid tale. You’re following the skeleton of that story to tell a new one covered in your own bloody fingerprints. The Bride’s story is unpredictable and engaging, leading her down a dark path to an unknown future. Your fate, the terrible contents of the final room, may not yet be fixed, but every step you take moves you closer to your doom.
I don't know any of the game developers, personally. I just thought it was a pretty neat concept that could be pretty fun and some here would find intriguing. ETA: Also as a lady gamer, I like to support lady gamer projects.
Full Kickstarter info, including a lot more about the game mechanics here: