Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries Clears Kickstarter With Days To Go

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By Steve Schell – 1st September 2014
Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries Clears Kickstarter With Days To Go

With three days still left on its Kickstarter Campaign, Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries has not only met, but gone beyond it’s campaign goals. What does this mean for those that have backed the game? Well, GriN, the studio behind Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries has announced a tabletop version of the game that will be provided as a digital download for everyone who has graciously supported the games production. Along with the tabletop version, GriN will be adding physical add-ons to what was already an impressive roster of digital rewards. These include a poster pack (for those who have donated within the $32 tier), an 80-page hardcover art book ($39 tier), a boxed copy of the game and soundtrack (also in the $39 tier) and a deluxe 3D printed boxed copy of the game ($120 tier).

The Story of Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries

The story behind Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries comes as GriN’s own unique interpretation of the classic French fairytale, The Little Red Riding Hood. The fairytale has been told in various forms since the 10th century, but never has it been a dark fantasy revenge story. Four years after the loss of Red’s father, Joseph, who was lead engineer at Woolfe Industries, to an “unfortunate work accident,” Red dons a cape, equips herself with an axe and sets off to face her worst fears in a bloody vendetta against the evil B.B. Woolfe, CEO of Woolfe Industries. Leaving the comfort of her grandmothers place, Red heads back into the city which is now ruled under the iron fist of B.B. Woolfe and his army of henchmen (think big-brother is watching) and the people are now living under constant fear after a large amount of kidnappings. Red engages in a violent vendetta against Woolfe, who turns out to be hiding secret even darker than she could ever have imagined.

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The World of Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries

In the faiytale’s most common plot, the story of Little Red Riding Hood generally covers the adventure from her parents house to grandmas house. In the world of Woolfe, set in the era of industrial change, this universe features quite a few settings that Red visits. In chronological order, Red journeys through;

  • The City: Red begins her vendetta in the city, where she hides in a dusty attic room. From this operating base she starts looking for answers in every corner of the city: from the residential area, through slums and sewers, towards the harbour.
  • The Forest: In the forest -where Red grew up in Granny’s treehouse- evil gradually grew over happy memories and picturesque sceneries. The woods are now dominated by carnivorous plants, scary fairies and other freaks of nature. In the Thorn Valley, even Sleeping Beauty succombed to the dark side.
  • The Mines: The deeper underground she travels, the dirtier the secrets our heroine digs up. Descending into Woolfe Industries’ vast network of mines, Red Riding Hood is confronted with quite a few shocking revelations… and evil dwarves, of course.
  • The Factory: The factory once employed hundreds of citizens, until machinery and mechanical manpower took over. This absence of people turned out to be pretty convenient when Red’s father Joseph, Woolfe’s lead engineer, was killed in an ‘accident’ here. Will Red survive this hostile environment?

A Look At The Characters of Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries

The game features a collection of characters who are all designed in a way that truly compliments the art style of Woolfe. In order of appearance; Red Riding Hood, Tin Soldier, B.B. Woolfe, wolf, fairy, Pied Piper and carnivorous plant.

Set as an action platformer on a 2.5 dimensional playground, Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries is a cinematic hack and slash platformer that puts players in a twisted rendition of the age old classic, Red Riding Hood. Expected to be released for the PC, Xbox and Playstation sometime in the Spring of 2015, Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries is sure to be a game you won’t want to miss.

  • DreadfulHero

    Might want to correct the article somewhat. The $32 and so on is for ADD-ONs, and not really a tier. Meaning you’d have to pay $39 on top of $15 to get both the artbook AND the game.

    • Anonymous

      Based on the Kickstarter page the artbook is part of the $30+ tier which includes the game.

  • This needs to be on PS Vita!