Developer Clod Studio has released an early playable tech demo for their first-person psychological horror title, Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond, to spark further interest towards their Kickstarter campaign.
The tech demo – downloadable here – showcases the game’s black-and-white visual, detailed game objects, and thick giallo atmosphere.
Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond is described as a first-person psychological horror adventure game where the first victim is your sanity. It all starts (and ends) at the abandoned Wharton Manor – a place that holds the key to both ancient secrets and the memory of recent horrors.
Some of the game’s key features include:
- First game to feature the original Master of Horror, Dario Argento, as Creative Supervisor.
- Stunning Unreal 4 visuals achieved through advanced photogrammetry techniques.
- Exploration guided by sound and sight alone, where the player sees only through the eyes of the character – without a user interface or hint system.
- Key episodes from the past are reenacted by disturbing shadows on the walls – reflecting the very same shadows that were cast when the original events took place.
- First-person exploration with absolute freedom to investigate every nook and cranny of Wharton Manor.
- Inspired by classic black-and-white giallo horror movies of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
You can check out the Kickstarter campaign here – which has less than seven days left until the campaign ends.