World of Horror screenshot of a ghoul attacking the player

[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.

When games go retro, they usually opt to go for either 8-bit or 16-bit graphics, primarily inspired by the old Nintendo consoles. However, the upcoming World of Horror has decided to take things even further back by utilizing a rather striking 1-bit art style. An unusual choice, but I have to admit, it works really well with the whole horror aesthetic!

As for the actual gameplay, World of Horror is a roguelite adventure game that will have you investigate a variety of unusual and often super-natural occurrences, all in an effort to prevent one of the Old Gods from rising and devouring all of humanity in the process. You'll need to figure out who you can trust, which places to visit and which places to avoid, manage your resources including health and sanity, as well as figure out how to deal with cultists using kitchen utensils when you run out of places to hide.

Since so much of World of Horror is in the art style and atmosphere, allow me to share with you one of the recent trailers. I think it'll give you a pretty good idea of what to expect. Have a peek:

World of Horror will be coming to Steam Early Access on February 20th, and is expected to stay there for around six months. You can learn a little bit more about it, as well as potentially grab it once it goes live, over at Steam.

Personally, I have high hopes for World of Horror given the footage I've seen so far, so here's to hoping it manages to deliver!