Vigil: The Longest Night appears to be the newest addition to Lovecraft’s video game renaissance, but the first to translate that particular brand of horror to a 2D side-scroller.
The title, which will be the debut of Taiwan-based studio Glass Heart Studio, is an action side-scroller set in a plague-ridden village that appears to marry the Lovecraftian and Silent Hill aesthetic with Salt and Sanctuary-style gameplay.
Little more has been released regarding the project’s narrative, but the studio has released some artwork and footage that displays how Vigil is as equally creative as it is grotesque.
Most recently, the studio tweeted out an image of a possible boss, simply called ‘The Sad Mother’, which is the most indicative image released yet regarding the game’s artistic ambition:
New Boss for #screenshotsaturday update – the Sad Mother. No one knows what turned this loving mom into a terrifying monster. She'll kill every human who try to harm her baby. May you save this poor soul.#gamedev #indiegame #indiedev #madewithunity #gaming #gameart #gamedesign pic.twitter.com/Mxn6iK4Ulr
— Vigil: The Longest Night (@VigilTheGame) April 7, 2018
Vigil made a big splash on Steam Greenlight last year, so indie and Lovecraftian aficionados should be excited for the game’s release sometime this year on PC.