Woolfe delves into the darker side of fairy tales, adapting the beloved story of Little Red Riding Hood into one of industrial greed, murder, and a daughter’s revenge. After being highlighted at the Microsoft and speeding through Steam Greenlight, the developers are turning to Kickstarter to give Woolfe a boost for it’s newfound audience.
– Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries is now on Kickstarter.
– Video and new assets available for download.
– Woolfe coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4
August 2014, Antwerp, Belgium – GRIN released a new trailer for Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries; a cinematic platformer full of drama and dark twists, coming to PC during Q1 2015, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Q2 2015.
The new video reveals the origins of Woolfe’s creation when, two years ago, aspiring game developer Davy Penasse applied for a 3D artist job at Belgian-based indie studio GRIN. While Penasse was unsuccessful in securing that position, the team at GRIN were blown away by a short, 3D demo at the end of Penasse’s portfolio. Featuring a stylized Red Riding Hood character attacked by evil living trees in a dark enchanted forest, this 10-second clip became the starting point of what would eventually become Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries.
The story of Little Red Riding Hood has been told in various forms since the 10th Century, but Woolfe’s interpretation is a dark fantasy revenge story far beyond a modern fairy tale. Following the death of her father, Red dons a cape, picks up an axe and faces her worst fears in a bloody vendetta against the evil B.B. Woolfe, CEO of Woolfe Industries.
GRIN has also launched a Kickstarter campaign for Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries to help the small indie studio take the game to the next level. The core gameplay is already in place, but additional funding will help GRIN add new features and mechanics, including magical powers for Red that would compliment her current melee combat abilities. Among the many rewards on offer, backers will be able to customize their own Toy Soldier; part of the robot army employed by B.B. Woolfe to enforce his iron rule. The Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries Kickstarter campaign has a funding target of $50,000 and will run until September 4, 2014.
Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries on Kickstarter:
GRIN @ GAMESCOM
GRIN will have a special playable build of Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries in the consumer area at Gamescom, in Cologne, Germany from 13-17 August 2014. The Woolfe booth is located Hall: 10.1, Isle: B, Stand: 016. To celebrate the first public playtest of the early build of Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, GRIN will be running a special ‘high score challenge’, with the top scorers having a chance of winning limited edition Woolfe Gamescom prizes. Cosplayers are also encouraged to turn up as Red Riding Hood and have their pictures taken at the GRIN photo booth, with the best being shared through the Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries community channels.
Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries is part of Microsoft’s ID@Xbox publishing program, was nominated for a Selected Projects award during Game Connection America 2014, and was fast-tracked through Steam Greenlight. Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries is scheduled for release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC during Q2 2015.
GRIN was founded in 2002 as a research and development studio for online and browser-based games and applications. For over a decade, GRIN’s interactive creations were used for installations, events, campaigns and educational purposes – mainly for clients. Over the past few years, GRIN invested in its creative independence with a series of mobile games for preschoolers and a first big indie-title for PC and console (expected in 2015).
Though at first sight diverse in outcome, GRIN’s portfolio is characterized by one leitmotif: an insatiable hunger for new technologies and opportunities in interactive storytelling.