Mundaun by Hidden Fields and MWM Interactive is a lovingly hand-penciled horror tale set in a dark, secluded valley of the alps. In this first look video, we help the protagonist to explore a few locations after he returns to Mundaun for the first time since childhood. Not long after arriving in Mundaun, it becomes very clear that something sinister is going on
The Chernobyl disaster, which took place on 26 April 1986, has had a huge cultural impact, particularly on video games. The S.T.A.L.K.E.R series is perhaps the most well-known example, but everything from Call of Duty to Metal Gear Solid has featured nods to the disaster. Now, on the 35th anniversary of the tragic event, another title is getting a release. It is titled S.W.A.N.: Chernoby Unexplored, and will be released on Steam courtesy of Art Game Studio and Volframe on 26 April 2021
The Medium sees players help a young woman with psychic abilities explore two realities in search of answers. The game is set in an abandoned communist resort that is home to many secrets as well as a few restless spirits. While The Medium won’t win any awards for its puzzles or chase sequences, the story is interesting and the visuals beautiful. The game does have its fair share of issues but offers a compelling experience for fans of the genre.
Gameplay: Nothing groundbreaking, but the dual-reality shenanigan is a nice feature.
Graphics: The environments look incredible as do the creature designs.
Sound: The soundtrack is beautiful, but the voice acting is a little uneven
Lust From Beyond is the follow-up to the 2018 psychological horror title, Lust For Darkness, by Movie Games Lunarium. It is a mature title that blends horror with bold erotic themes as players explore and solve puzzles in a setting inspired by the works of Lovecraft, Giger, and Beksiński. In this first look video, we check out the first chapter of the game as well as a bit of the second chapter to see what players can look forward to when the game releases on the 11th of March, 2021
Bulb Boy is a strange point & click adventure style game about a boy with a bulb for a head trying to save his family from the evil that took over their house. It features some surprising elements for the genre, such as action scenes and boss battles, along with simple yet fun puzzles to solve. Some parts of the game can be annoying and the game is rather short despite its slow pace, but overall it deserves a closer look.
Gameplay: Not your typical point & click adventure.
Graphics: Gory, gross, and actually quite good.
Sound: Unnerving sound effects and creepy music
I Walk Among Zombies Vol. 1 is a zombie-themed visual novel with a bit of a twist. Instead of having to fight for his survival against the undead, the protagonist discovers that through some twist of fate they are completely ignoring him. This allows him to indulge in immoral activities, not just with his zombie neighbor, but also another survivor he finds. Overall, the game has a decent story and plenty of uncensored sex scenes, but it is also rather short and ends in a cliffhanger.
Gameplay: The story is engrossing, but the frequent non-consensual sex scenes can feel a bit overdone.
Graphics: Great looking CGs as well as backgrounds.
Sound: The voice acting and soundtrack is decent, but not spectacular
The developers of Goner, the dinosaur survival adventure game currently on Kickstarter, has revealed a brand new gameplay teaser. Goner has already reached its Kickstarter goal, but with three days left it is also within reach of its second stretch goal. If achieved, this stretch goal will see a quetzalcoatlus added to the game. This pterosaur dates back to the Late Cretaceous period and was apparently one of the largest known flying animals of all time, so it is certainly something that we would love to see in the game. If quetzalcoatlus is added it will also come with new game mechanics and interactions
One of the games that we are looking forward to the most next year is Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood. It’s an action-RPG from NACON and Cyanide where players get to take control of a werewolf named Cahal who has been forced into exile. His only goal is to put an end to Endron, the petroleum subsidiary for the mega-corporation Pentex. Not only are they responsible for all his rage and violence, but Endron is also a constant threat to Gaia, Mother Earth. A brand new trailer was revealed to coincide with Gamescom and it reveals a little more about the life and past of Cahal
Some good news for fans of the asymmetrical 4v1 multiplayer hit, Deady by Daylight, who prefer playing the mobile version of the game. Behaviour Interactive has announced that the Cursed Legacy Chapter will arrive next week with a new killer and new survivor
Lust for Darkness attempts something a little different with the horror genre by combining it with erotic and occult themes. Unfortunately, it struggles with pacing and the overall experience is very short. There are still some good elements, such as the great environmental detail and design of the alien dimension you get to visit, but the gameplay is very shallow. Hopefully, all the issues will be addressed in a sequel as there is a lot of potential with the story and setting.
Gameplay: A walking simulator with some mild puzzles and a few enemies to evade.
Graphics: The environments are almost photo-realistic, but character models and animations are very rough around the edges.
Sound: The voice acting is not very good, but the soundtrack is decent