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The Old Gods are reawakening, clawing their way back into a world that’s spiraling into a mysterious madness. In a small, seaside town of Japan, the population’s sanity is dwindling and otherworldly, grotesque creatures terrorize those who call the place home. It’s the end of the world and the only solution is to confront the terror reigning over the apocalypse.

Navigate this hellish, roguelite reality through turn-based combat and unforgiving choices. Experiment with the events of a play-through by building a deck of event cards to discover different outcomes for your battles against the darkness. Different decks may even unlock new mysteries or clues.

WORLD OF HORROR features branching stories with five playable characters to brave the chaos, each with their own story and a different perspective on the events that unfold. Unravel puzzles and mysteries through spells that sacrifice sanity. Uncover disturbing and shocking clues. Diligently search every nook and cranny, scouring for helpful items that may come in handy in another twisted encounter. Experience the quiet horror of this love letter to the works of Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft.

WORLD OF HORROR is free of typical jump scares, relying solely on its unnerving environments and amorphous terrors to create a gnawing sense of dread. Complimented by haunting chiptunes and a 1-bit art style with a variety of available palettes, WORLD OF HORROR presents a series of frightening and unsettling accounts that linger well after stepping away.

WORLD OF HORROR is creepy as hell. When I first started the game I thought the art style was cute and retro. Let me tell you, a three-faced woman trying to stab you with scissors in a 1-bit art style is unsettling.

As you explore your surroundings, you never know what you’re going to happen upon next. It could merely be a diary of an old friend, or it could be the bloated zombie gym teacher crawling out the pool.

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Tags : PAX East 2019World of Horror
Taylor Thompson

The author Taylor Thompson

Taylor grew up in southern New Hampshire with her mother, father and younger sister. She’s currently majoring in Communications at Plymouth State University with a minor in Business Administration. Aside from working at a bakery and going to school, Taylor enjoys watching movies and playing a wide variety of video games from Pokemon to Gears of War!