I would consider myself to be a relatively hardcore gamer, however, from time to time, I like to step back and take a look at some indie games and appreciate the passion that many of these indie studios pour into their projects. A Song for Viggo is one game that I have recently come across on Kickstarter, and its premise is a heart-wrenching one. Designed as a point-and-click adventure game that is completely animated from paper in stop-motion, A Song for Viggo follows the story of Steve and Karen after the death of their son, Viggo, and explores the emotions and turmoil that the parents go through in the days immediately after the event.A Song for Viggo is being created by a one man team, comprised of Simon Karlsson, who is doing all the game design, animation, paper crafting and music himself. It’s a gargantuan task, but Karlsson looks set on completing the game so that he can convey a story:
that tries to discuss things we don’t normally talk to each other about. It is an investigation of the nature of depression – one of the world’s main public diseases. And it is, indeed, about a simple fact: Even after the end, everything continues.
It’s obviously not your average game, but it’s one that deals with quite a few powerful, emotional issues that people might be able to relate to, some even on a daily basis. With only 63 hours to go on the Kickstarter campaign, A Song for Viggo is painstakingly close to its target of $20,000, with $19,438, so check out Karlsson’s pitch video below and click the Kickstarter widget below if you feel like this is something you want to contribute to.