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Prey for the Gods is a Gorgeous and Snowy Take on Shadow of the Colossus

No Matter Studios have revealed their game, Prey for the Gods.

Featured above, the game’s debut trailer was shown off. The snowy, atmospheric game is highly reminiscent of Team Ico’s Shadow of the Colossus, and it’s being developed by only three people in their spare time.

In Prey for the Godsyou take control of a lone heroine who arrives on the desolate, frozen island. Her quest is to discover the cause of the unending winter, with the only tangible option being the destruction of the very gods you believe in.

No Matter Studios describe the title as “the game they’ve always wanted,” with the simple goal to “create colossal moments.” Ultimately, the player will be faced with questions that “not even a God knows the answer to.”

Development platforms and a release date were not confirmed for Prey for the Gods, but we’ll keep you guys posted.

For now, you can check out some more screenshots for the game over on its official website.

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42 comments
  1. CupcakeShogun
    CupcakeShogun
    October 16, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    That looks really interesting.

  2. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    October 17, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Ummmmm, hell yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes

  3. Grey
    Grey
    October 17, 2015 at 12:26 am

    A shameless Shadow of Colossus rip-off?

    I am totally okay with that. It looks beautiful. Hope it plays well.

  4. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    October 17, 2015 at 12:52 am

    You’d think they’d rip-off good games more often, but they never do.

  5. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 17, 2015 at 2:33 am

    I’d give them a thumbs up on it not looking like a stereotypical indie game but a thumbs down on the bow and arrow. How’s she supposed to kill them anyways?

  6. merli
    merli
    October 17, 2015 at 4:36 am

    Have you never played shadow of the colossus?

  7. vonSanneck
    vonSanneck
    October 17, 2015 at 4:54 am

    Copying with disregard what made it good in the first place. Say for example why RPGs now boast about choices and consequence all the time trying to catch the old Back Isle simulation RPG design.

  8. Snea Zel
    Snea Zel
    October 17, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Wonder how this gets funded though. They don’t plan any crowdfunding?

  9. Evropi
    Evropi
    October 17, 2015 at 6:42 am

    It’s not as condemned in Japan as it is here, and there are lots of Monster Hunter ‘clones’.

    I find condemnation of that a bit silly anyway, I think reinterpretations of the same formula are a great idea. That said, I doubt this will reach the narrative and artistic heights set by Shadow of the Colossus.

  10. Cody
    Cody
    October 17, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Is this game some kind of ironic stab at Fumito Ueda’s comment about girls not being strong enough to climb?

  11. KenAyagami
    KenAyagami
    October 17, 2015 at 7:41 am

    I think most company did… just they never understood what really makes the game great.. which is understandable

  12. Softclocks
    Softclocks
    October 17, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Ill join the hypetrain for this

  13. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 17, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Ripping off good games is borderline suicidal.
    Ripping off successful games is where it is at (Call of Duty).

  14. Go D. Usopp
    Go D. Usopp
    October 17, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Ill stay interested as long as the devs manage not to say or do anything stupid between now and release

  15. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    October 17, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    That’s the problem most of the time, they rip-off everything but the good stuff.

  16. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    October 17, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    That’s pretty funny, because games like Homefront suffered too much because they were trying to copy CoD and spent too much cash into a game that nobody bought compared to CoD.

  17. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    October 17, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Yeah, that’s the problem with RPGs. I guess I meant to include for them to include the good and chunky parts instead of not understanding what made the game good.

  18. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    October 17, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    From what I read one time, unfortunately can’t find a source, Japan did have that philosophy of taking an old idea and trying to improve it until it’s perfect.
    The problem is that they rarely understand the source material totally well, even spiritual successors made by the same people can partially or totally miss the point. I did learn that, for example, in Demon Souls the glow your character had was explained (this is a really tiny example), while in Dark Souls it just happens.
    Still that might all be because of deadlines and how chaotic games development is.

  19. 2501
    2501
    October 17, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I don’t even care that it’s a rip-off, a snowy SoC sounds amazing. I hope this brings the same subtle atmosphere.

  20. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 17, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Never, how does he kill the colossi?

  21. Godmars
    Godmars
    October 17, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Believe it or not, many games where produced before the advent of crowdfunding.

  22. Jay Embee
    Jay Embee
    October 17, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    If it ends up anything close to the same quality level as Shadow of the Colossus, I’d definitely check this out. It’d be something to pass the time with while waiting for The Last Guardian anyway.

  23. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    October 17, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    “Inspired by” is a better way of putting it. I love when people do these kind of things and make them different in a “non-lawsuit” kinda way.

  24. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    October 17, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    This looks fantastic. I hope it turns out to be fun and… not broken.

  25. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    October 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    *gasp* You mean they… made it in their spare time?! Blasphemy.

  26. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    October 17, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Just go play the game.

  27. Grey
    Grey
    October 17, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    The choice of what to copy the formula of seems to get determined by sales figures rather than merit. Which I understand; publishers specifically and even most developers are in it to make money first. You go for what looks like the safest bet.

    Which is why I’m legitimately impressed by this game already, just for the risk of following the formula of a niche title. Shadow of Colossus was a stunning game that got a lot of praise from gamers and gaming press alike, but it didn’t really move huge numbers. It shows a lot of love for gaming that the developers of Prey For the Gods are taking their inspiration from it when they could have done another formulaic first person shooter or third-person action brawler.

  28. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    October 17, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I will pray the gods this will be for the PC.

  29. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    October 17, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    This game is going to come out before Last Guardian, I’m calling it now.

  30. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    October 17, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Can someone rip off Suikoden please?

  31. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    October 17, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    It’s one of the best games of all time. Go play it now.

  32. Kev Lew
    Kev Lew
    October 18, 2015 at 11:44 am

    seems like the “next gen” now 2 yeard deep has finally started to kick in, at least as far as trailers are concerned. as usual, hope this available on PC and not a console exclusive, I refuse to waste £400 to get 3-4 specific games when I have a mid tier GPU that should be able to grind these things to dust..

  33. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 18, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    That’s what they said about Beyond Good and Evil.

  34. Lambadelta
    Lambadelta
    October 18, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    “Development platforms and a release date were not confirmed for Prey for the Gods, but we’ll keep you guys posted.”

    what? it’s PC for now, maybe X1/PS4 later as stated on Youtube by them

  35. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    October 18, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Who is “they”? *I* am telling you it’s one of the best games of all time. And if you need more independent validation, it has a much higher metacritic than Beyond Good and Evil.

  36. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 19, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Of course, even chasing popular games can blow up in their faces but it is still a safer bet statistically than trying to rival masterpieces with a less experienced team.

    We have saw a lot of platformers trying to do the Mario and failing. We saw a lot of open world experiences trying to do the GTA and failing. And nowadays we are still seeing a lot of games trying to do the Gears of War or Call of Duty and failing.

    I suppose there is also another trend from 2007 with bland open world games with a lot of towers and collectibles too.

  37. Gainsayer
    Gainsayer
    October 19, 2015 at 7:42 am

    It will. Windows and Mac is known so far. It actually says in the video description, but I guess Brandon must’ve missed it.

  38. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    October 19, 2015 at 10:48 am

    I’m not sure if it’s a safer bet overall, sure you’re making (potentially) a lot more money than trying to make a more unique game, but the problem with FUSE, Syndicate, Medal of Honor: Warfighter and all that other crap is that they also tried rivalling CoD’s budget.
    Same now with open world games, those cost a pretty penny to make.

  39. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 19, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I wouldn’t bet my first game on something super saturated but with the potential to sell millions either. It is pretty difficult for developers to create a polished and dense world with plenty to do when going into the open world market and few of the players of Call of Duty or first person shooters will spend their time playing games which their friends aren’t playing online (aside from all of the subscription services).

    If the shooters were all local multiplayer at most, there would be a lot more room to sneak in and that is probably why some smaller but focused shooting experiences still did well like Wolfenstein and Shadow Warrior.

    There are good examples of “clones” going in and making a profit with the Saints Rows series.

  40. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    October 19, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    It doesn’t have either game, so it’s pretty sux.

  41. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    October 20, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    It just started, and I believe they are prioritizing adding new games instead of old stuff. Besides, I can purge feminazi review sites like Polygon from my personal score, so its already better than metacritic.