Hungarian developer amazes with “Maze the Angels Walk Silently”
Lovecraftian horror games have been plentiful in recent years, with many titles using the name of the famous writer rather liberally to market what is essentially a bog-standard horror game with some creative monster design. Few of these titles really capture the cosmic horror of Lovecraft’s stories, the fear of the unknown and the insanity caused by that which we cannot understand. Maze the Angels Walk Silently is another title claiming to be Lovecraftian, but despite my cynicism regarding the subject, this title holds a lot of promise.
It’s the work of two dedicated developers from Hungary, Bence Pápai and Bálint Varga, the latter of which handles all the writing, while Bence tackles all other aspects of the game’s design. While not much is known about the story, I find it interesting that one of the inspirations mentioned is the often-obscure Causes for Self-Immolation, which is a nice change of pace compared to the hordes of people that only use minor elements from Call of Cthulhu or Shadow Over Innsmouth and call it a day. Along with that, the visuals look very promising: a collection of dark caves, mysterious statues, and ancient writings on the walls. The more I study the various pictures available, the more little details I pick up and I must say I am eager to discover what kind of mystery Mr. Varga has in store for us.
Under the right conditions, Maze the Angels Walk Silently is expected to be available in late 2016 or early 2017.