If H. R. Giger were still here with us, I imagine he’d appreciate the nod his work is being given by the horror adventure game, Scorn. There’s an alarming lack of video games that draw from his influential style, despite the monumental impact he had on art and the horror genre. It’s been over two decades since he graced the virtual world of bits and bytes that is video games with the Dark Seed series, I think the world has been ready for something new for some time now.
Possibly in an effort to help fill this vacuum, we have Scorn, an atmospheric first person horror game “set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and somber tapestry” that eschews a traditional narrative so “every player would give their own interpretation of the events, themes and their role in this universe through exploration and interaction with the game world.”
In order to realize this
dream nightmare, developer Ebb Software is looking to raise €200,000 ($251k USD) through a Kickstarter campaign.
It’s an ambitious goal, but this looks so good. See for yourself.