Horizon Zero Dawn is a hit action RPG developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Entertainment for PS4. Released in February of 2017, this primal-futuristic adventure follows Aloy -- an outcast from a primitive society -- as she goes on a quest to discover who she is and what her destiny is meant to be among the crumbling remains of human civilization. Shunned by her Nora tribe as a child, Aloy has learned how to use her wit, agility, and archery skills to survive in a world that's been overrun by mechanized predators. But after the tribe that cast her out is attacked by a group of cultists with control over corrupted machiens, Aloy must help them survive. She ventures out into the world to uncover its secrets and find out who these cultists are and how her tribe can defeat them. But in the process, she also unearths many questions about the world she lives in, the machines that rule it, and the human civilization that was a precursor to her own. Armed only with her bow, a spear, and a forbidden piece of technology, Aloy faces down hulking machines and delves deep into the mechanical ruins of a dead world to save her tribe and learn more about herself.
"I'm most proud that I was able to bring something that was formerly in my head to a wide audience using their visual and auditory senses. Creating the universe and story wasn't a group effort, so it's really more like stepping into my subconscious when you read it, for better or worse. And, now, I have an interesting fictional universe that I can expand later." read more [Kick It] Icebound - Interview with Indie Visual Novelist Jonathan Xikis