Saturnalia is an indie survival horror with an art style you need to see

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

Developed by Italian studio Santa Ragione, Saturnalia is heavily influenced by the folklore of Sardinia, Italy, and inspired by Giallo’s Italian horror films (usually more horrifying mystery thrillers). In it, you control four different characters, all linked by a mysterious story that harkens back to the “haunting traditions” of an ancient village.

“The village itself is an elaborate maze with no two identical iterations – you’ll have to explore and solve the game’s mysteries largely without a guide,” reads the game’s website. a new form. Solve puzzles and open shortcuts to new areas with tools and items you find along the way, unlocking each story element with different characters, each suited to a different aspect of exploration and adventure. investigation.

This all sounds great, but Saturnalia’s unique art style gets me the most excited. It’s like a mix of stop-motion and sketchbook, which seems to lend itself well to the horror elements of the game. Check it out below:

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


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