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Shades of Sanity Gameplay Video Released

Shades of Sanity Gameplay Video Released

Walk in the shoes of insanity, where your perception is the most deadly adversary in this tense psychological horror title for PC from indie developer Sword and Spirit


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Indie developer Sword and Spirit was formed by Rob Seres and Keith Leonard, who developed DreamForge’s Sanitarium. You could say that this game is Sanitarium‘s spiritual successor.

Rob Seres: “Shades of Sanity is about a schizophrenic patient named Joseph Springer who moves back in with his ex-wife, only to one day find himself alone in a deserted house, plagued with visions of oppression, isolation and murder. The game will consist of situational puzzles based on supernatural logic, as well as others relying on inventory or in-game physics.”

Keith Leonard: “We almost made a game like this a few years ago, and I’ve been looking forward to it ever since: mixing intense adventure game play with high-end 3-D graphics.”

Due to Joseph Springer’s condition, players will be fighting themselves as well as external forces. They will have to push through hallucinations and delusions. They will also be without conventional weapons and will have to defend themselves with combinations of items found in the game’s environment.   

Shades of Sanity will be released for PC and possibly Mac OSx depending on funding.

A Kickstarter campaign is in progress.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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