‘Visage’ Kickstarter launches with new trailer
SadSquare Studio has announced that their Kickstarter page for their P.T. inspired atmospheric psychological horror game Visage has finally launched, and to celebrate they have also revealed a brand new gameplay trailer.
The Kickstarter page also reveals new, exciting details about Visage. After my previous post and enjoying the alpha gameplay trailer, this studio’s project was definitely on my radar. Since the reveal of P.T., a few games have popped up with clear inspiration from Kojima’s canceled Silent Hill title, however, Visage sounds a lot more like it’s own thing that I had initially assumed. Sure, the P.T. references are there and it’s clearly built on the same principals- the developer isn’t exactly shy about relating the game to our beloved P.T. either, but there’s more to see than just a clone it seems.
Visage is set during the 1980’s in a huge house where many families have lived and, of course, died. Sometimes violently, sometimes not. You will explore the house and attempt to unravel the mystery surrounding it, which sounds very Amytiville Horror to me and I’m half expecting an ancient Indian burial ground at some point.
In Visage, you will be shown and will relive fragments of history that will send chills down your spine. Each of these fragments will drag you closer to what’s behind the dark history of this place. You will witness, firsthand, how people died in this horrible house. Each death has its visage. Will you dare look into its eyes?
The interesting point here though is the randomized style and encounters, with the page stating that you’ll even fear your own home after playing. Can’t wait to see them deliver on that one.
The game is going to mess with your mind in such a believably realistic house that when you stop playing, you’ll probably fear your own peaceful house. You’ll feel that even though everything around you is brightly lit and perfectly normal, something could very well be wrong.
In the video, the developer pledges that it isn’t just a game about jumpscares, which so often crop up on Steam with little or no effort put into them. No, Visage is built by two (yes, just two) seemingly massive fans of the horror genre who know the dos and most importantly, don’ts of horror. There’s plenty more detail on their Kickstarter page which is worth a read to whet your appetite. Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on it.