Kickstarter backers and those who’ve pre-ordered Sir, You are Being Hunted can all enjoy alpha access August 19th, Big Robot has announced. So far only those who pledged £30 or more have been participating in the closed beta for the indie title.

Sir, You Are Being Hunted, a spin-off from Big Robot’s other project, Lodestone, takes place in a “dynamic open world” inspired by the good old British countryside. In the game artificial gentlemen, descibed by the developer as “ape tea-drinking, poachers that lurk in reed-beds, and red-eyed hounds that patrol the moor”, hunt humans for sport. In order to escape you must not only fight against these robotic enemies, but also gather the scattered piece. Combat is a big part of the game which is primarily a challenge of brainy stealth. The approach you take in escaping the island is up to you.