Mundaun is a hanging horror journey sport introduced closing summer season from Hidden Fields, a one-man studio run through developer Michel Ziegler. A press free up expenses the sport as “a lovingly hand penciled horror story,” because it sports activities crowd pleasing pencil-sketched artwork that provides the survival horror journey a uniquely creepy vibe.
Ziegler started making Mundaun as a keenness mission in 2014. The sport’s tale follows a tender guy named Curdin who travels to Mundaun, a real-life village within the Swiss Alps (a area Ziegler spent many formative years summers visiting) to be told the destiny of his grandfather, who died below mysterious instances. Throughout his keep, he discovers that Mundaun is haunted through a sinister power, and Curdin should get to the bottom of town’s secrets and techniques to determine what’s taking place.
Mundaun’s horror is encouraged through native folklore. As an alternative of preventing enemies head-on, gameplay turns out to in large part include puzzle-solving whilst additionally averting bad enemies, whose presence feeds into the sport’s concern device. Very similar to video games similar to Amnesia, the concern device reasons avid gamers to change into disoriented when positioned in terrifying eventualities – one thing Ziegler describes as a “reason and impact” function. For the reason that sport is survival horror, be expecting to assemble and juggle a listing of things as you discover deeper into the village.
Mundaun’s hand-drawn artwork stands as its most unusual function. Ziegler creates charcoal sketches of characters and maps them onto 3-d fashions. The result’s like gazing a twisted sketchbook come to lifestyles, and offers Mundaun an unsettling setting. You’ll be able to watch how Ziegler creates the artwork within the quick behind-the-scenes video under.
Mundaun seems interesting, and fortunately we gained’t have to attend too lengthy to look the way it shapes up. Hidden Fields introduced that the sport launches March 16 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Sequence X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Transfer, and PC.