You wake up on a rickety wooden bridge suspended in the sky. In the distance Strangeland, an amusement park full of traps, riddles that test your mind. You step inside, and a woman throws herself into a well without saying a word, without any explanation, and without you being able to do anything. Then a phone booth, a ringing phone, and at the other end … your voice. You’ve been here before. And you will come back again and again until you solve the riddles that bind your soul to this horrifying circus and eradicate the Dark Thing that lies in wait.
It is with an incredibly interesting description that we take a first look at Strangeland, “a poetic horror adventure” that will be released on PC (Steam and GOG) on May 25, thanks to the commitment of two much-loved names in the indie scene capable of giving absolute pearls value especially between narrative adventures and between point and click.
Strangeland is the new project of Wormwood Studios, developers of the excellent Primordia who join forces with the Wadjet Eye Games that have brought a flood of excellent productions to the market, including a masterpiece like Unavowed. The expectations for a title like Strangeland, which among other things presents itself with an incredible graphic / artistic impact, can only be skyrocketing.
In development for nearly ten years, Strangeland is a point-and-click adventure completely set in an unnamed protagonist’s dark dream. But is it really a dream? There are many mysteries to unravel and the enigmas to be solved within a surreal and incredibly fascinating imaginary.
A pixel art graphic that knows how to leave its mark with a rich allegorical history focused on themes such as identity, loss, and redemption is Strangeland’s flagship. It will be up to us to fully understand the intertwining of metaphors and narration, going beyond appearances to discover what is also a narrative puzzle.
Check out Strangeland’s Steam page for you to get lost in this absurd and creepy amusement house.