Yes, we mean that Rudyard Kipling - the Nobel-prize winning author who wrote The Jungle Book. The Secret Games Company is bringing Kipling’s India to life in Kim, based on Kipling’s masterpiece of the same name.
Kipling was born in Bombay and educated in England, but he returned to India shortly thereafter where he worked for Anglo-Indian newspapers. The Jungle Book may be his most recognizable title, but Kim is described by the Nobel Foundation as his most felicitous work. It tells the tale ofof Kimball O’Hara (hence “Kim”) and his Himalayan adventures.
Related Reading: India will also be the setting for an upcoming Assassin’s Creed Chronicles game, as discussed in a recent Catch-Up Coffee.
The Secret Games Company recently began a Kickstarter for the game, which brings trailers that show off the gameplay, the characters, and the setting.
In Kim, the player plays their own version of the story set at the time of the British Empire. It contains stealth, combat, and survival gameplay. The open world features hand-painted towns and procedurally generated countryside. Every playthrough will be different, which adds significantly to replay value.
Kim was recently Greenlit on Steam, with Early Access beginning in March. The game will be fully released later in the year. If you missed the Greenlight action and still want it, or want more information on Kim, check out the game’s Kickstarter page.
- Lindsay M.