Mundaun is a placing horror journey sport introduced final summer time 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 challenge 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 power, and Curdin should unravel the city’s secrets and techniques to determine what’s occurring.
Mundaun’s horror is impressed by native folklore. As an alternative of preventing enemies head-on, gameplay appears to largely include puzzle-solving whereas additionally avoiding harmful enemies, whose presence feeds into the sport’s concern system. Much like video games corresponding to Amnesia, the concern system causes gamers to grow to be disoriented when positioned in terrifying conditions – one thing Ziegler describes as a “trigger and impact” characteristic. Because the sport is survival horror, count on to gather and juggle a list of things as you discover deeper into the village.
Mundaun’s hand-drawn artwork stands as its most unusual characteristic. Ziegler creates charcoal sketches of characters and maps them onto 3D fashions. The result’s like watching a twisted sketchbook come to life, and offers Mundaun an unsettling environment. You’ll be able to watch how Ziegler creates the artwork within the brief behind-the-scenes video beneath.
Mundaun appears 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 Collection X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Swap, and PC.