Developer Ebb Software has released a new trailer showing off eight minutes of gameplay from their unsightly horror puzzle-FPS, Scorn.
Inspired by the biomechanical designs of Swiss artist H.R. Giger (Alien) and the haunting creations of Polish artist Zdzisław Beksiński, Scorn was originally announced all the way back in 2016. After a prolonged silence, the title reappeared with a lengthy section of Xbox Series X footage in 2020.
“In this introductory sequence, players are acquainted with the character they’ll be guiding through the bio-labyrinth,” said publisher Kepler Interactive in a press release. “With no assistance, players will work their way into the bowels of the game's world, equipping themselves with strange tools and solving a grotesque puzzle that only hints towards things to come…”
Scorn promises to mix unsettling puzzles and FPS combat under a uniquely unsettling horror theme as players attempt to piece together the story of the world and even who it is they’re controlling.
“In Scorn’s exploration of a surreal, nightmarish world, players will come to understand the character they’re guiding, if only slightly,” the press release continued. “Tasked with exploring Scorn’s hellscape, players must learn its rules and master its puzzles without any guidance or support, being left to fend for themselves in a totally immersive experience.
“By uncovering these secrets and gathering the strange bio-mechanical tools that seem to have been used by the civilization that previously called this world home, surviving might just be possible. Finding the truth, however, is an entirely different question.”
If you’re brave enough to stomach the squelches and crunches that seem to fill Scorn’s distorted gray corridors, you won’t have to wait long to play it. Scorn will be released for PC and Xbox Series X/S on October 21. The game will arrive as a day one addition to Xbox Game Pass.