Since then, Sweet Home has served as a source of inspiration for a slew of video games, including the Resident Evil series and the indie title World Of Horror. Panstasz and Ysbryd Games have created an eerie cosmic horror vintage RPG in the style of the 80’s classics.
Eldritch gods awaken from another dimension in World of Horror, as unearthly creatures descend upon a sleepy Japanese seaside village to wreak havoc on its inhabitants. In order to face this menace, the player must engage in dark rituals, scavenge for improvised weaponry, and fight to maintain their health and sanity throughout the journey.
During the game’s Early Access stage, players could choose from eleven different characters and solve a total of sixteen mysteries that were added in a sequential manner. These riddles must be solved while surviving randomly generated encounters and turn-based combat, which players will have to undertake while playing the game.
The player will engage in combat with nightmarish characters based on the works of horror legends Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft, as well as other sources. Invoke dark rituals, perform life-prolonging spells, and scavenge for homemade weapons and other objects that will be essential to your survival in this survival game for PC.
Horrors abound, and they are as unpredictable as they are numerous, with each game revealing fresh possibilities for events and encounters for the following attempt. Every riddle has several solutions – for those who are lucky enough to make it that far.
As they bring unpleasant visions to literary life, Cassandra Khaw, a highly regarded Malaysian horror novelist, compliments the eerie vision of developer panstasz by bringing the numerous nightmares of World of Horror to life through her writing talents.
World of Horror, with its foggy, lo-fi chiptune soundtrack and a scary 1-bit graphic style made exclusively in Microsoft Paint, conjures the misty, unnerving memories of late-’80s computing, when imagination fills in the gaps and the world becomes a terrifying place.
The game is available in early access on Steam, the Xbox Game Preview program for Windows 10, and the Xbox Game Pass for PC. Horror aficionados who can’t wait to dig their teeth into World Of Horror can do so now.
On Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox Game Pass, the developers have promised dozens of new events as well as various new puzzles and characters. The full release will be available in 2022 on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox Game Pass for PC.