Lust From Beyond Gets New Release Date and Dev Diary
The developers of Lust From Beyond, Movie Games, have announced a new release date for their upcoming psychosexual horror game. The erotically-charged follow-up to Lust For Darkness will now release on February 25th on Steam. The studio has also released a developer diary which dives into the nitty-gritty “Lust” world and includes lots of juicy information straight from the horse’s mouth.
While sex is not a wholly uncommon theme in gaming (we’re looking at you Leisure Suit Larry), Lust From Beyond and its predecessor are looking to push the boundaries of mature eroticism within digital environments. There have been other attempts to bridge the gap between horror and the erotic. Agony came thrusting our way in 2018, but was met with a fairly mediocre response. Perhaps more than two decades of constant internet usage has worn down what we find arousing these days. However, Movie Games seem to have struck a balance that works.
In Lust From Beyond players take on the role of Victor Holloway:
An antiquarian, [who] is tormented by visions of a sinister land full of lechery and pain. To learn its secrets, he joins the Cult of Ecstasy, whose members seem to know the answers to his disturbing questions.
Victor learns the cult’s life from within, getting lost in its blasphemous and sexual customs. Pleasures of this world are soon not enough. The cultists, following Victor’s visions, attempt to enter Lusst’ghaa – the Land of Ecstasy beyond the borders of our reality.
Unsurprisingly, the game is rated Adults Only (AO), most likely due to its depiction of “bold erotic themes adapted to a horror convention.” Nothing screams psychosexual horror like a world “inspired by the works of Lovecraft, Giger and Beksiński.”