It’s from the folks who did Penumbra, so I pre-ordered this without much in the way of hesitation.
Horror. It’s difficult to actually even define what it actually is, and it overlaps into so many other spheres that it isn’t really easy to define what it is not. I’ve talked about a few horror-themed games, and I’ll be talking about some more later, so now is as good a time as any to talk a bit about it.
Many of the masters of horror have managed solid efforts, without shocks, scares, or blood. When I think of horror, I think of it not as something that frightens us, but something that unsettles us.
It’s the early 1600’s, the plague is in town (again), business could be better, and Shakespeare’s gearing up for a new play at the Globe. You’ve got a dinner invitation from an old acquaintance, whose lively and ribald tales stand to brighten things up .
Well, you’d think. In fact, you’ll be lucky to make it through the week with your sanity.
This is Alma. Say hello.
As you can see, Alma’s situation is a little bit abnormal, but then… so is she.