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The Human Gallery: Discover Images That Exist in the Mind of a Psychopath

The Human Gallery: Discover Images That Exist in the Mind of a Psychopath

The Human Gallery: Discover Images That Exist in the Mind of a Psychopath

An artist seeking inspiration goes where no one has gone before in this game of psychological horror


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The Human Gallery is an upcoming psychological horror game by indie developer Jesse Makkonen, who gave us 2014’s Silence of the Sleep.

This time, Jesse will transport the player into a sick mind by way of a 2D side-scroller for PC. Yours is the role of an arist who seeks inspiration by entering the mind of a psychopath.

After you embark on your journey, however, you encounter one small problem. You get stuck inside the sick dude’s head. Oh, crap.

Your only hope of leaving the nightmare in which you find yourself lies in venturing further into it. This could very well be more inspiration than you ever wanted.

The emphasis of The Human Gallery will be on atmosphere and overall player experience. To that end, the game will have no fancy mechanics.

The interface will be simple: you’ll move side-to-side and carry a mouse-controlled oil lamp as you explore the disturbed world in which you’re trapped and interact with its environment. The gameplay experience will be enhanced by a complex, atmospheric soundtrack and unique digital graphics.

As with Silence of the Sleep, The Human Gallery is the effort of just one person. Jesse Makkonen, who lives in Kuopio, Finland, is creating the game’s graphics, animation, coding, music, etc. IOW, the whole shebang. And get this: he’s basically self-taught. If you aren’t impressed by this, there’s something wrong with you.

The Human Gallery will be released on PC at a date TDB. According to Jesse’s press page, the game’s regular price will be one million dollars. Things sure must be expensive in Finland.

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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