Due in Q1 2014 on PC, Mac and Linux, Secrets of Rętikon has already launched an alpha to coincide with its crowdfunding campaign. All backers receive the alpha, though the minimum pledge is $10.
The alpha contains the complete game, except the ending, and a level editor.
Amusingly, Broken Rules is advertising the sorts of comical bugs you can run into in this early build, including "sporadic cases of rabbit necrophilia" and "rabbits getting catapulted into the sky." Oh my!
Secrets of Rętikon puts you in the feathered cowl of a member of the bird person tribe, which is made up of humans who can fly. As you explore the Alps and interact with wildlife, you'll uncover mysterious derelict mechanisms from a lost tribe and try to suss out what exactly happened to this absent society.
So far Secrets of Rętikon has raised $1795 of its $40K goal, but it only just launched its campaign today and it has 31 days left before the 22nd November deadline.
Check out Secrets of Rętikon's stylish, moody environments in its pitch video below.