Saturnalia Is A Survival Horror Indie With An Art Style You Have To See

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Saturnalia is an up and coming indie survival horror with one of the most interesting visual styles I’ve seen in the genre in a minute.

Developed by Italy-based studio Santa Ragione, Saturnalia is heavily influenced by the folklore of Sardinia, Italy, and inspired by Italian Giallo horror films (usually more horror-esque mystery thrillers). In it, you control four different characters, all connected through a mysterious storyline that harks back to the “ghostly traditions” of an ancient village.

“The village itself is an elaborate maze with no two iterations being exactly alike – you’ll have to explore and solve mysteries of the game largely unguided,” the game says. website is reading. “Die, and watch the village reconfigure itself into a new form. Solve puzzles and open shortcuts to new areas with tools and items you encounter along the way, unlocking every piece of the story with different characters, each suited to a different aspect of exploration and investigation.

That all sounds great, but Saturnalia’s unique art style excites me the most. It’s like a mix of stop motion and sketchbook, which looks like it lends itself well to the game’s horror elements. Check it out for yourself below:

Santa Ragione is the studio behind games like Fotonica, MirrorMoon EP and Wheels of Aurelia. Saturnalia doesn’t have a launch date yet, but will be released exclusively on PC sometime in 2022 via the Epic Games Store. The studio plans to launch the game on other platforms, but the timing on that remains for now.


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