AAA games may be the biggest things for major studios like Ubisoft and the like, but that isn’t always what wins. These days independent, smaller development companies take risks that pay off well for the gaming community. Like Scott Cawthon of Five Nights at Freddy’s, some have created entire franchises around work like this. On that note, one of the biggest subgenres of indie games is the horror indie genre. A majority of indie games in development lately are horror games, and they just stick. And today comes the release of the highly anticipated sequel to Land of Pain, titled The Alien Cube.
What’s the Story on The Alien Cube?
The Alien Cube focuses on Arthur, the nephew of the main character Edgar from the critically acclaimed Lovecraftian horror game Land of Pain. As the name implies, a strange cube falls from the sky before him. It holds the key to finding out what happened to his uncle, and the dark secret connected to his disappearance. As Arthur investigates further, reality begins to crumble around him, and he may end up buried if he isn’t careful. With nightmarish visions haunting him, he must survive the journey to finding the truth.
Immerse Yourself In A Horrific Environment
The Alien Cube is sure to be quite the experience for Lovecraftian horror game fans. CryEngine 5 gives the game impressive graphics for both the scenery and the horrors to come. An immersive soundtrack will pull you in for every fearful moment that the atmosphere and world hold. And with an ongoing mystery that leads you down a chasm of horrifying places, you just won’t want to let up. There will never be a dull moment as the world around you is fighting back.
Can you believe these games were made by one man, Alessandro Guzzo? With H.P. Lovecraft as his inspiration and impressive skills to back it up, you won’t want to miss this game. Alessandro Guzzo has done nothing short of creating a truly spine-tingling series of games. Just in time for Halloween, you can catch a look at his style starting today.
The Alien Cube release brings it to Steam and the Epic Games Store for $19.99/€19.99, with a 10% discount for launch. What are your thoughts on this terrifying title? Or the horror indie genre in general? Let us know in the comments!