The ex-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. devs at Sumom Games have launched a Kickstarter project for Humans Must Answer, a "slightly wacky" horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up for Windows starring a race of vengeful alien chickens.

Citing inspiration from Irem's R-Type series, Humans Must Answer boasts a variety of creative weaponry, including a unique support item that changes forms depending on what kind of ammunition you fire at it. As you can see for yourself in the pitch video above, it's shaping up nicely, and with an estimated delivery of May 2013, you won't have to wait long to play it.

Humans Must Answer's funding goal is set at £5,000. A copy of the game can be preordered with a £7 pledge (or £5, if you manage to snag the special early bird tier), while higher pledges are eligible for downloadable soundtracks, wallpapers, and in-game appearances.