Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: Laputa Is Castle-Mania
Hello, you glorious gluttons for all things indie horror! Are you just starving for the newest of the new, the most unknownest of the unknown? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the Ultra-Indie Daily Dose! In this series, we’re going to pick a new game every day from an indie horror creator you’ve probably never heard of. No million-dollar budgets or factory productions. This is the space for the little guy with not but a developer toolkit and a dream. So if you’re down to roll the dice on something different, then stick around and check it out!
Welcome back for another Daily Dose! Today’s indie horror is more of a fever dream than a nightmare, but all the same it was an amazing visual experience. Laputa is an experimental title by developer and DXP friend Modus Interactive. The name comes from a floating sky-island described in Gulliver’s Travels, or maybe Castle in the Sky (definitely not the Spanish phrase). But unlike the floating city of old, this one is a much more intense place to visit.
In Laputa you find yourself at the front gates of a castle. This is putting it extremely lightly. As you move the colors shift and the skybox rotates and your sense of space is shattered at every turn. You get ever more disoriented as the game progresses, with each leg of your journey becoming more psychedelic than the last. To describe Laputa is like describing R’lyeh. It’s nuts, and you have to experience it for yourself.
You can try Laputa for yourself on itch.io by clicking here. And be sure to check out Modus’ other titles