Retro-Inspired Horror/Fantasy “Lichenvale” Coming Soon to Steam

Independent video game developer Filip Zemljak has announced Lichenvale, a retro-inspired action/horror game inspired by classic first-person shooters such as Quake and Hexen.

Players control a young woman trapped in a world of her own nightmares inspired by her own anxieties surrounding COVID-19 (Don’t eat the bat soup!). You’ll have an arsenal of melee weapons and spells to assist your escape from the dark labyrinth of your mind. “Expecto sanitizer!”

You can watch the announcement trailer below, which is followed by the official breakdown of Lichenvale from the game’s Steam page.

There are dreams and there are nightmares. There is death and there are swords and spells to stove it off. What will you do when dark specters come for you tonight? Players find themselves in the role of a young woman bothered by COVID19-stress induced nightmares. Can you find your way through the labyrinths of darkness, or will you be trapped forever?

Inspired by 90’s hits like Hexen and Quake, Lichenvale is a first person hack and slash offering: fast-paced melee action mixed with the tactical use of spells and dashing around your enemies. This singleplayer title will feature a story mod with up to 10 maps full of various progressively difficult mobs, regional and main bosses, as well as some light puzzling. Those seeking an adventure are awaited in the New Game+ mode.

At the time of this writing, no release date has been announced. You can check out the Lichenvale Steam page here.

Source: Niche Gamer

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