Asylum gets a playable teaser
Anyone remember Asylum? It’s an upcoming horror adventure game from Senscape, lead by Agustín Cordes, the designer of Scratches. It was announced back in 2010 and has been delayed numerous times. Updates on the game’s status have generally been quiet, but Senscape has now released an interactive teaser. The game itself is currently set to release in 2013.
This teaser acts as a small, limited demo. You can grab it from their website and play it now. And I recommend that you do so. It showcases the general idea of its gameplay and disturbing atmosphere. Despite its short length, one of its scares honestly got to me.
Another aspect of Asylum that I feel is worth mentioning is its engine. The fittingly named “Dagon” engine is being built as an open source development kit for adventure games. This could lead to even more interesting projects in the future. You can find more about this over on their forums.
Overall, it may seem like a Cliché setup, but Scratches came off the same way as well. Hopefully Asylum will prove to have some equally clever twists as the game progresses. I’ll be watching for more information.