Shiro Unlimited, along with developer Atelier QDB, have announced that the Steam Next Fest will be a participation in October. This one will involve solving puzzles and combating hostile enemies of all types as you navigate a world of dreams and nightmares. Below, they will have a free demo during the event from October 3rd-10th, with a release expected in 2023.
Gloria, a struggling cabaret dancer who loves sex and self-esteem, embarks on a new artistic endeavor funded by a mysterious benefactor. A survival story with layered psychological stakes examines the contrast between battling limitations in the physical realm and the subconscious landscapes one can''t escape. This is an emotional, disturbing story-driven experience that will keep you on your toes until the very end.
Explore a haunting world, both real and metaphorical, and find the tools needed to battle inner and outer monsters. Experience twisted puzzles, threatened creatures, lovecraftian environments, and metaphorical minigames. Take inspiration from the best 2D adventure-horror and survival-horror games from the previous eras, as well as cult films from Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue) and David Lynch (Mulholland Drive).
A wide variety of symbolic minigames (puzzles, reflexes, rhythm, etc.) accounting for real life situations are combined with traditional survival horror concepts (cryptic puzzle to solve, unhospitable environments to explore, lethal predators to avoid, terrifying boss to defeat, etc.). Once discovered, key elements of Gloria''s life help her in overcoming real life difficulties, and her real life challenges narrate.
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