Albino Lullaby Promises Chills Without Jump Scares
Jump scares are pretty ubiquitous with PC Horror Game right now. Whether it’s to get the screaming YouTuber crowd interested or just to get cheap stabs at less prepared players, they’re pretty inescapable at the moment.
But from up on top of the mountain, one developer looks down and whispers No. That would be indie developer Ape Law, who proudly promises a “surreal psychological nightmare” that “doesn’t rely on jump scares or gore” with their new Steam game, Albino Lullaby. Just to look at it – I get visions of American McGee’s Alice mixed with one of those glow-in-the-dark mini golf courses. Sudden screaming things and pools of blood that occupy most other horror games is replaced with nightmarish weirdness.
Glowy neon colors and the picture book design to the architecture contribute to an overall sense of wrong that this game has, and being stalked by the demented potato monsters called Grandchildren doesn’t help. It feels like the sort of psychedelic horror that an episode of the 1960’s British The Avengers would have.
Kotaku’s Nathan Grayson describes his time with the game in the source below, along with some footage of his experience, and it honestly sounds like the sort of thing PC horror games desperately need right now. If you’re interested in picking it up for yourself, its first episode is currently available on Steam for $9.99 here.