Signalis Mixes Silent Hill With Dead Space And A Heavy Cosmic Horror Vibe
There isn’t a fan on the planet that wouldn’t love to make the next Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Dead Space, etc. Unfortunately, the indie horror market is so flooded that it’s hard for games to get noticed by the collective gaming senpai. So does a title that uses pixel-art to tell a gruesome tale of cyber-cosmic horror with a gameplay style reminiscent of the golden age of horror gaming have what it takes? I certainly hope so. Just watch the trailer above for Signalis above and tell me what you think.
If the name Signalis sounds familiar, that’s because it’s been in development for quite some time. Developer Rose-Engine dropped a trailer for it a couple years back. With no news for two years, I was worried this one would go the direction of countless other promising horror projects that never saw full release. And even without a set release date, the new trailer at least shows us that Signalis is alive and well. Here’s more of what to expect from the game’s description:
Stranded on a desolate world, a lone Replika must explore the ruins of an abandoned reeducation facility in search for answers – and a way to escape. A classic survival horror experience with a unique aesthetic, full of melancholic mystery. Explore a world with a dark secret, solve puzzles, fight off nightmarish creatures and navigate through dystopian, surreal worlds as Elster, a technician Replika looking for a lost dream.
Also, I just want to give a shout out to Rose-Engine for having The King in Yellow as their Lovecraft tie-in. Everyone just immediately jumps to Cthulhu. It’s nice to see some of the other eldritch monsters and beings of the great beyond getting some love.
If you want to learn more about Signalis, you can click here to check out the game’s website. If you like what you see, head on over to the Steam store page to wishlist it. While there’s no official release date, console releases are in the works.