World of Horror official artwork for the ribcage woman

[Update #2]: I've now reviewed World of Horror's version 1.0 and I'm happy to say that, despite some issues, it's a highly enjoyable roguelike!

[Update]: After nearly three years in Early Access, the full version of World of Horror will be launching for PC, PlayStation and Switch in Summer 2023.

If you're in the mood for a horror game that's a little bit out of the ordinary, you might want to check out World of Horror that has just landed onto Steam Early Access. To put it simply, it's a roguelite horror-adventure heavily inspired by the works of Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft, all wrapped up in a rather lovely retro 1-bit art style.

As for the actual gameplay, it's mostly about trying to figure out just what in the world is happening throughout each of the randomized storylines, as well as doing whatever you can to prevent the old gods from returning once more. In order to succeed you'll need to solve puzzles, keep an eye out for suspicious allies and potential threats, carefully manage your resources, and if it comes to that, smack otherworldly horrors over the head with a baseball bat.

You can get a bit of an idea of what World of Horror looks like in-game, as well as get a bit of a sneak peek at some of the monsters, through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander:

If after watching the trailer you're still not sure whether World of Horror is your type of game or not, it's worth mentioning that there is a free demo available on the official website. It contains one of the numerous storylines, so you should be able to get a pretty darn good idea of just what World of Horror is like to play, as well as how atmospheric it all really is.

Have fun, and do try not to destroy the entire world!