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The Land of Pain Has Been Launched and Awaits Your Visit

The Land of Pain Has Been Launched and Awaits Your Visit

The Land of Pain Has Been Launched and Awaits Your Visit

Indie developer Alessandro Guzzo has created a terrifying world of evil in this Lovecraftian horror adventure for Windows


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The Land of Pain Preview – July 23, 2017 

Last May, a demo for The Land of Pain was released and its reception has been overwhelmingly positive. I’ve played the demo — which is still available — and written a preview of the game. I can tell you that when it comes to horror, this is the real deal.

And now, much to the glee of horror game aficionados everywhere, the full version has been released. It’s currently available for Windows on Steam and The Humble Store at a time-limited 20% discount.

Built single-handedly with CryEngine by indie developer Alessandro Guzzo, The Land of Pain features detailed graphics in a vast world of buildings, caves, swamps and more. The game fuses storytelling, survival mechanics and adventure-style puzzle-solving in a dark, foreboding atmosphere that’s more than a little Lovecraftian.

Imagine being torn from your reality and thrown into a world of dark and disturbing evil, to be pursued by an unrelenting, malevolent antagonist. You have nothing with which to defend yourself, so run-and-hide is the order of the day (and night — or perhaps nightmare would be a more appropriate word). You do have a lantern, which must be used judiciously; it can both light your way and reveal your presence. (And if you’re looking for cheap jump scares, you won’t find any here. I am cheering.)

Alessandro Guzzo: “I can’t wait for everyone to explore the dark world I’ve been working on for the past few years. It’s been a huge undertaking, but now everything is completed. I couldn’t have made it without everyone’s constant support, and I’m really proud of the final result.”

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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