The one-man developer has created the game “from the ground up” for the portable home console which is the first entry in the forthcoming horror anthology series, Underworld Dreams.
Based on the works of HP Lovecraft and Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow, the game is set in the 1980s and tells the story of a man who has tracked down his missing brother to a seemingly abandoned church. However, it hides something much more sinister behind its long-forgotten walls.
The experience “draws upon the roots of the horror gaming genre,” as you delve into the mysteries of the occult and are challenged to solve puzzles while watching over your shoulder. With ancient forces at work in the building, only you can unlock the secrets of what doom awaits you.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Solve puzzles to discover the fate of your brother, the dark designs of a cursed relic, and fight ancient and forbidden horrors. Your sanity will be tested as you untwist the riddles of an evil older than humanity itself;
- Every bullet counts as you must measure resources against the haunting doom;
- Old school terror is built around an immersive and fully detailed environment. The False King brings in a dark narrative mixing psychological and cosmic horror;
- Explore the world of psychological horror created by H.P. Lovecraft and based on “The King in Yellow” by Robert W. Chambers.
Underworld Dreams: The False King will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Spring 2022.