Applauded indie World of horror (opens in new tab) will leave Early Access for three years this summer, according to developer panstasz and publisher Ysbryd Games. World of Horror has had a long development cycle and first came out in February 2020, but devotees have been excited about each new update over that time.
Cosmic Horror RPG #WORLDOFHORROR from @panstasz is leaving Early Access and launching Summer 2023 for:• PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4• Switch • PC via Steam, GOG, Microsoft Store and https://t.co/L8aU7LyQ58 Who is ready to go to Shiokawa? 🐙 pic.twitter.com/2CIoAG1SqrDecember 30, 2022
If you’re not tuned into it yet, World of Horror is likely going to be one of those games that you’ll be hearing about from people for years to come. One of the few games in its space, it’s a fusion of horror so weird it’s goofy at times with a stylized aesthetic and semi-roguelike survival horror RPG gameplay.
The most recent update was at the end of October this year, Blood Moon, adding new items, mysteries, and character origins to hit the randomized horror city.
It describes itself as a “1-bit love letter to Junji Ito and HP Lovecraft” that features “a hellish roguelite reality with turn-based combat and brutal choices.” It is perhaps most interesting to many because events are determined by a deck of event cards that you can control that determine what kinds of horror take place in the remote town of Shiokawa, Japan.
By the way, it’s kind of your job to thwart that impending apocalypse: kinda. The mystery is random, each with its own set of endings where the world is destroyed, saved, or made a little worse.
You can find World of Horror at itch.io and Steam (opens in new tab) for $15. There’s a demo on itch.io, if you like that idea. You can also check out the World of Horror website at wohgame.com and follow its creator on Twitter.