Mundaun is a placing horror journey sport introduced final summer season from Hidden Fields, a one-man studio run by developer Michel Ziegler. A press launch payments the sport as “a lovingly hand penciled horror story,” because it sports activities eye-catching pencil-sketched artwork that offers the survival horror journey a uniquely creepy vibe.
Ziegler started making Mundaun as a ardour venture in 2014. The sport’s story follows a younger man named Curdin who travels to Mundaun, a real-life village within the Swiss Alps (a area Ziegler spent many childhood summers visiting) to study the destiny of his grandfather, who died beneath mysterious circumstances. Throughout his keep, he discovers that Mundaun is haunted by a sinister drive, and Curdin should unravel the city’s secrets and techniques to determine what’s occurring.
Mundaun’s horror is impressed by native folklore. As a substitute of preventing enemies head-on, gameplay appears to largely include puzzle-solving whereas additionally avoiding harmful enemies, whose presence feeds into the sport’s worry system. Much like video games equivalent to Amnesia, the worry system causes gamers to grow to be disoriented when positioned in terrifying conditions – one thing Ziegler describes as a “trigger and impact” function. Because the sport is survival horror, count on to gather and juggle a listing of things as you discover deeper into the village.
Mundaun’s hand-drawn artwork stands as its most original function. Ziegler creates charcoal sketches of characters and maps them onto 3D fashions. The result’s like watching a twisted sketchbook come to life, and provides Mundaun an unsettling ambiance. You possibly can watch how Ziegler creates the artwork within the quick behind-the-scenes video beneath.
Mundaun appears to be like fascinating, and fortunately we received’t have to attend too lengthy to see 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, Swap, and PC.