Experience the quiet terror of this 1-bit love letter to Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft, navigating a hellish roguelite reality with turn-based combat and unforgiving choices. Experiment with your deck of event cards to discover new forms of cosmic horror in every playthrough. The inevitable awaits…
The Old Gods are reawakening, clawing their way back into a world that’s spiraling into madness. In hospitals, abandoned classrooms, quiet apartments and dark forests, strange appearances and unexplainable phenomena test the sanity of residents in Shiokawa, Japan. Is it chaotic retribution, or the machinations of beings beyond our comprehension?
WORLD OF HORROR, from developer panstasz and publisher Ysbryd Games, features branching stories with five playable characters to brave the chaos, each with their own story and a different perspective on the events that unfold. Unravel puzzles and mysteries through spells that sacrifice sanity. Invoke dark rituals and uncover disturbing and shocking clues. Diligently search every nook and cranny, scouring for helpful items that may come in handy in another twisted encounter. The end of the world is nigh, and the only solution is to confront the terror reigning over the apocalypse.
- Choose from five unique characters and solve over 10 mysteries in Early Access.
- Most mysteries harbour multiple endings – for those that survive long enough.
- Acclaimed wordsmith Cassandra Khaw (Hammers On Bone) lends her talents to the words articulating the game’s terrors.
- A haunting chiptune soundtrack accentuates the game’s stark 1-bit art style, drawn 100% in MS Paint.
Note that WORLD OF HORROR incorporates frequent scenes of disturbing horror and implied violence, gore and mutilation of human bodies. It also includes casual usage of cigarettes. Player discretion is advised.
Currently available in Early Access on Steam, and as a DRM-free version via itch.io (where you can also download a FREE demo), WORLD OF HORROR will receive a full release in the last quarter of 2020, and will also be available on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.