Devolver Digital has a knack for finding unique (and sometimes disturbing) indie titles. The latest is C3SK’s Noct, which changes up the well-worn survival horror genre by giving you a satellite view of the action and then murdering you with terrible monsters.
Instead of your typical zombie apocalypse, our world has been overrun with Lovecraftian monsters. You, and the people you meet online, will do better to run for your lives than pump bullets into the creatures you encounter.
Devolver has also announced today that Nine Inch Nails’ Robin Finck is behind the soundtrack. Chances are you will only hear part of it as you repeat the word “nope” to yourself and out loud while playing.
I had the chance to check out Noct at PAX East this year, and while the thermal imaging stylization of the graphics may seem off-putting and rudimentary, it works extremely well. Especially as you move under cover of trees (and therefore can’t see where you’re moving easily), the effect of the satellite view’s uniqueness emerges.
Also, there are monsters. You will be eaten. Often. So, there’s that to look forward to.
Noct is due out on October 22 for PC, Mac, and Linux.