One life. Endless torment.
Madmind Studio and publisher Maximum Games today share details on a new survival-oriented game mode in its upcoming horrific romp through hell, Agony, ahead of its launch later this month on consoles and PC.
The aptly named Agony Mode sets players loose in randomized stages with just one life, placing an emphasis on the stealth and offensive skills learned playing through the game’s story. With an unending variation of demon-filled mazes to navigate, Agony Mode is the ultimate test for surviving the dangers of hell.
“Agony Mode will grant players only one life as they explore procedurally generated, labyrinth-like chambers. These unpredictable mazes made of ice and walls of bone will encourage players to complete quests such as collecting 10 figurines spread throughout a level. Each Agony Mode session ends once a player is killed, and their score will be compared to the success of sinners worldwide via global leaderboards.
Once a labyrinth’s quest objectives are completed and players reach the mysterious Red Chamber, they can earn additional points by braving new stages or returning to a cleared maze to play as one of Agony’s notorious prowling Succubi. Agony Mode is the ultimate test of survival skills players formed while playing through the game’s core campaign, providing the perfect stage for players to showcase everything they’ve learned from pursuing the elusive Red Goddess.”
Agony features a full-fledged story mode as well as an open challenge system that randomly generates levels for players to explore and survive to gain new high scores. In addition to featuring in countless “Most anticipated Horror Games 2018” lists, the Kickstarter financed title is set to challenge players with its brutal and malevolent environments.
Agony throws players in the midst of hell where they strive to stay alive and solve the riddle behind the mysterious Red Goddess; architect of this place of sorrow and pain, and the sole entity with knowledge of how escape… but there is more to the story than it seems. Haunted by nightmare creatures, players gain the ability to possess demons and other souls to find their way out of hell.