Steelkrill Studio, creators of the popular horror games The Backrooms 1998, Trenches, and The Voidness—which just left Early Access yesterday—has announced its next title: Rotten Flesh. Steelkrill’s previous titles are known for their uniquely creepy art-style, and it looks like Rotten Flesh will be no different as it features PSX-style graphics and gameplay.
Rotten Flesh is an immersive cosmic horror survival game where the player has just lost their dog Roy. While trying to find Roy, players will have to shout “ROY!” in their microphone. As you venture deep into the sewers to search for Roy, calling for him will cause him to bark if he’s nearby…but Roy isn’t the only creature in the tunnels of the sewers who can respond to your calls. According to the release, players can opt to toggle off the microphone input and instead switch to voice acting where players can push a button to call for Roy, but the microphone input is recommended.
I have to admit, it sounds like a pretty interesting concept, and utilizing the microphone can definitely setup some eerie moments, especially if something other than Roy responds to you calling out. It’s great they’ve made the microphone input optional. But in a game like this, I feel like it will really enhance the experience.
In terms of the rest of the gameplay, it looks like players will be tasked with solving puzzles, hiding and stealthing past enemies, and managing their inventory as they find supplies, upgrades and health packs to survive the depths of the sewers.
Rotten Flesh does not yet have a release date, but can be wishlisted on Steam.
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