Yahtzee Is Making A Survival Horror Game
Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw is best known for his cynical, hyper-critical Zero Punctuation game reviews. For the most part they’re more fun than fact to live by. There are many shouty Brits but Yahtzee was one of the first and has delved into media such as writing already. He has a few novels out already as it stands. Now he’s taken a stab at making a game.
It’s called The Consuming Shadow and is a horror rogue-like title which Croshaw likens to FTL: Faster Than Light, Eternal Darkness, and a board game called Arkham Horror, all with a Lovecraftian veneer.
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The Consuming Shadow takes place in a country cast into darkness with all manner of beasties unleashed upon it but it’s all supposed to be a precursor to an ancient God arriving at Stone Henge in 72 hours. You play as a hero who must gather four necessary components to perform the Banishment Ritual and kick the deity back from whence it came.
You also have to determine which of three possible gods is the real enemy. Croshaw also warns that you can go mad and shoot yourself in the head, which sounds lovely. It’s a 2D game full of clue-gathering, random elements, perma-death and a level-based progression system.
It sounds absolutely great, should be fun. You can get in on the beta here.