Polish developer Sonka has released the first of a three part demo for Holstin, their recently announced psychological horror survival game.
The demo is available on Steam and showcases the game’s art, puzzles, character design as well as the first playable look at Sonka’s 2XD Rendering technology which allows the team to create real time lighting and a 3D camera in pixel-art environments.
A video with the first 15 minutes of demo gameplay has also been released.
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 will be coming to PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Switch.