A few months ago some screenshots were posted online for an unannounced game that some mistook for the upcoming game from Sony Bend. We later learned these screenshots were for an upcoming horror game titled, Scorn. A Kickstarter for the title has now begun, and has 37 days left to be completed.
Scorn, according to the developer’s Kickstarter page is an atmospheric horror game set in the first person view. The game itself, however, won’t be a traditional in the narrative sense. The developers are hoping to have a narrative similar to that of games like Dark Souls 2. The developer’s explanation can be read just below:
There is no conventional plot as we hope that every player would give their own interpretation of the events, themes and their role in this universe through exploration and interaction with the game world. The story and themes we are trying to convey get there desired effect through experience rather than exposition. Storytelling wise it is most similar to games like Metroid Prime, Dark Souls, Journey, etc.
The way the world of Scorn is set up is also quite intriguing as well, and a tad bit hard to explain so I’ll let the developers do their part.
Scorn takes place in open-ended world with different interconnected regions you can explore in a non – linear fashion. Each region is a maze-like structure with various set of rooms and paths to discover. Environment is a character in itself. Every location contains its own theme, puzzles and characters that are integral part of the setting. Open ended and interconnected level design and the sense of isolation that it brings is influenced by games like Metroid Prime, Dark Souls, Ico, etc.
The Kickstarter for the game also has the first set of screenshots for you to take a look at along with the trailer which shows off the game’s world, animations and more. You can view the pictures below and the trailer by clicking the play button in the featured image box area.
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Currently Scorn is planned for a PC release, but the developers do plan to add the PS4 version of the game as a stretch goal.