Last month we bought you news about hand-drawn, 3D pixel-art psychological horror game, Holstin, that utilises 2XD rendering technology, allowing the team at Sonka to create real time lighting and a 3D camera in their pixel-art environments. A playtest demo has been released on Steam, just head to the steam page and request access, and they have also released a video showing the first 15-minutes of gameplay.
Holstin is set in an eerie, isolated 90’s Polish lakeside town in which an ominous presence has slowly enveloped everything and everyone. A close colleague of yours came here, looking for answers to a newspaper story. But after a series of incoherent and troubling messages, all contact was lost. Now you need to venture into this psyche-shattering town to find out the truth and the fate of your friend. The game is heavily inspired by the Resident Evil and Silent Hill series with the narrative team aiming for a darker Twin Peaks feel.
Holstin Game Features:
Explore a Possessed Town
Something is very wrong in the town of Jeziorne-Kolonia. The streets are overrun by some kind of filthy slime. The people, the buildings, and the wildlife all seem to be slowly deteriorating from the inside.
Fight and Survive Against Unfathomable Monstrosities
Scavenge for scarce supplies and weapons to fight off the twisted monstrosities now roaming the darkest corners of the town.
Speak to Locals Slowly Losing Their Minds
Sanity among the locals seems to be slowly slipping away, but they are the only ones who can get you the answers you need. You will have to play along with their unnerving delusions and try to understand their festering world to get anywhere.
Classic Visuals with Modern Tricks and Technology
Hand-drawn, 3D pixel-art enhanced with dynamic lighting and a free camera system.
Holstin will be coming to Steam and consoles sometime in 2023.