Internet celebrity Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw releases trailer for upcoming horror game
Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw rose to fame via his series of online video reviews “Zero Punctuation,” but the man has more than a few other talents. He is also a published writer, columnist for The Escapist, and a video game designer. His latest work? A lovecraftian roguelike game.
The world is being invaded by an evil God and the player has to find clues in order to prepare a banishing ritual that can prevent it. Players travel around the world, explore various locales, find solutions to random events, and fight a variety of different monsters. The combat engine apparently mixes direct attacks (kicking, guns, etc.) with a puzzle element that ties in with the banishing ritual the player assembles. I also noticed in the video below that a sanity mechanic will be present, which is admittedly pretty standard for games with a Lovecraftian element to them, but I am hopeful it will serve a more interesting use here than in most titles.
The Consuming Shadow will release soon, though Mr. Yahtzee has not provided an exact date.