Darkwood Pre-Alpha Gameplay Trailer

11 March 2013

From a hungry and blood-thirsty Kevin Costner made in less than 48h for the last Global Game Jam to this gorgeous video on their upcoming top-down survival game, Darkwood.

Polish game developer trio “Acid Wizard Studio” just released this pre-alpha trailer for their new game showing the second part of gameplay, in which the player has to defend his home… and it has received some great comments from most gamers who are definitely expecting some intense gameplay from this open world concept.

Besides the spooky artwork we shall expect a highly rich environment featuring RPG and roguelike elements, with intense combat and a eerie atmosphere. And while it’s still on pre-alpha stage and there’s no word on platform or release dates we’re convinced this mix of twisted and rewarding experience will end up in many of our PCs. More info on their webpage.

Shadow - artowrk by Acid Wizard Studio
Shadow – artowrk by Acid Wizard Studio
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Nameless’ Evil

2 February 2013

Unique … or freaky? The proliferation of low-budget and DIY horror game titles is quite astonishing these days. We’re getting an announcement pretty much each week of a new piggy mod or a Slenderman contender, and it gets scarier each month.

Today Nameless’ EVIL got released via Desura and while after having a good play at it we can honestly say it’s not the scariest title of all, a good walk through its surreal and infernal rooms could do your day.

“You’re in the evil’s mind. There’s no escape. You’re not sure what to do. You have to fight your fears, to your hell and to the evil itself. You’re dead”.

Evil is filled with plenty of references to other horror titles and while it looks like Mr J.P. could improve the story and interactivity substantially, we hope upcoming parts will keep the insane and “perturbed” artwork style he’s developed in this first title. More info and downloading links (it’s free after all) this way.

slender image
slender image
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18 December 2012

Horror animation is, unfortunately, not that common these days and let’s not mix up Burton & horror animation because Disney has never been about terrifying movies (even if sometimes we have to praise them for including certain obscure elements).

But Isabel Peppard is and her recent “Butterflies” animated short may open the door to many more horrifying stop-motion works.

Conceived as a mix of fiction and personal biopic (to a certain extent) Isabel directs and co-writes the script (with Warwick Burton) for this 12-minute short which took 3 years to make and was premiered earlier on this year @ the Melbourne International Film Fest.

After visiting last autumn’s Sitges festival Butterflies will continue its festival tour throughout next year starting with Sydney’s Flickerfest next month, and hopefully many more European festivals too. To spice things up Oscar-nominated Rachel Griffiths, Nicholas Hope, Henry Nixon and Honey Spence added their voices to the film.

More info & images on their page.

Isabel Peppard working on her stop-motion film Butterflies (image via Butterfliesanimation)
Isabel Peppard working on her stop-motion film Butterflies (image via Butterfliesanimation)

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