Signalis‘ atmospheric pixel art style promises a dark adventure into surreal sci-fi, of “melancholic mystery and…dystopian dreamworlds” tinged with cosmic horror imagery and elements.
Signalis places you into control of a “Replika” crash-landed on a mysterious planet, haunted by visions and discordant memories as she explores an abandoned facility. Old-school survival horror – resource management, tense combat against inhuman foes, exploration and puzzles – is Signalis‘ core, anchoring the challenging gameplay and narrative through a detailed isometric aesthetic that brings to mind games like classic Resident Evil and Fear Effect.
The trailer and Twitter GIFs tease more eldritch happenings beneath Signalis‘ sci-fi surface, with hints of ancient tomes, looming tentacled beings, and weird surreal landscapes and structures that look distant from the snowswept planet setting.
Signalis is expected to receive a Kickstarter later this year and consoles versions are also a possibility post-PC release; you can learn more about the game through its site and Twitter page.