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Land in an Otherworldly Carnival in Strangeland

Land in an Otherworldly Carnival in Strangeland

Land in an Otherworldly Carnival in Strangeland

From Wormwood Studios comes a surreal third-person point-and-click adventure

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Wormwood Studios is a small team comprised of a writer, composer, programmers, and artists from several different countries. The team’s first commercial effort, Primordia, was released in 2012.

In May 2017, they decided to stitch together elements from scraps of other projects, both defunct and ongoing, and add “imagery from all around.” The result is Strangeland.

A man awakes in an otherworldly carnival and watches a gold-haired woman hurl herself down a bottomless well for his sake. He seeks empty answers from mocking ravens, an eyeless scribe, a living furnace, a “mismade” mermaid, and many more who dwell within the park. All the while, something awful screeches from the top of a towering roller-coaster, and he knows that until he destroys this Dark Thing, the woman will keep jumping, falling, and dying, over and over again…

From the look of Strangeland so far, you can expect a surreal, bizarre, nightmarish point-and-click adventure. I doubt you’ll find any warm-and-fuzzies in this particular carnival.

To listen to a sample of the game’s equally non-warm-and-fuzzy soundscape, click here .

Wormwood tells us that Strangeland is almost finished, although “…[t]here is still plenty of work left (testing, casting, polishing, more testing, bickering, etc.)…”. The game will be released on Windows at a date TBD.

 

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) and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals and hardware 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 my 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

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