Dev Creates A Mock-Up Of What AMC’s The Terror Would Look Like As A Point-And-Click
Dead Idle Games, the studio behind the award-winning If On A Winter’s Night, Four Travelers, has released a mock-up of what AMC’s The Terror would look like as a point-and-click adventure game.
The art comes from Thomas Möhring, the other half of the team comprised of himself and Laura Hunt. It was a “quick speedpaint concept art” that came to fruition while coming up with ideas for their next project.
The Terror, for context, is a horror anthology series based on Dan Simmons’s novel. The first season was about Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition to the Arctic, taking place in the mid-1800s. It goes awry, leaving the crew and all aboard trapped in the frozen wasteland, left to survive while something or someone stalks them. It’s an eerie, isolated atmosphere, perfect for the likes of a game akin to Disco Elysium.
Point & Click adventure games have been a staple of the industry since the ’90s with classics such as The Secret of Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, and Day of the Tentacle dominating that era.
They’ve enjoyed a resurgence and boom as of late with the aforementioned Disco Elysium, Röki, the spiritual successors in Telltale’s own library, and more. It’s a genre that lends itself to rich narratives and deeply-woven character interactions.
Dead Idle Games itself work within the parameters of this genre, with a quaint pixelated art style that brings us back to those classic ’90s titles. Its latest game, coming in Autumn of this year, is all about four characters at a masked ball on a train in the 1920s. It’s posited as a dark, atmospheric horror. If that sounds like your thing, you can support the indie duo working on it by adding it to your wishlist.
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