Orphan Mixes Rural America with Alien Apocalypse

In Orphan, a sidescrolling platformer from Windy Hill Studios, players find themselves in the shoes of a young boy trying to survive a night of fire and death as aliens invade his small town with their sights set on eradicating all he holds dear. Amidst this backdrop the image of a decaying rural America riddled with preachings of hellfire and the end of the world combine to paint a portrait of a world on the brink of disaster that you must save with a both military and alien weapons as the game takes a distinct action-driven tone.


After having been voted through Steam Greenlight in a mere four days, the team at Windy Hill Studios hopes that this head wind of success will carry over to their newly launched Kickstarter campaign and then later into the game’s projected early 2016 release date. “The feedback has been great and I’m relieved to see there are folks out there interested in playing something I’ve been pouring my heart into,” said developer and studio owner Brandon Goins. “This campaign will determine whether Orphan gets made and to exactly what degree I can realize the original vision.”

For more on Orphan,  which will, with a bit of luck, appear on the PC, Mac, and Linux early next year, check out Windy Hill’s website and then make sure to follow us on Twitter @APGNation.

Nicole Seraphita
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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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