Noct is a 2D top down multiplayer survival horror game. The horror game is being developed by Canadian studio C3SK. What’s interesting is that the soundtrack for the game is cowritten by Robin Finck, the guitarist for Nine Inch Nails, and Worldclock.
The Earth used to hold humanity as the top of the food chain. One day an evil long predating human knowledge descended upon humanity. With no warning and no mercy, humanity was nearly obliterated. Horrors from the darkest depths have risen up from the darkness and continue to mercilessly hunt down the few prey who have survived. The remnant of humanity must swallow their despair and fight on with all they to live another day in a world of perpetual darkness. Every now and then the survivors meet one another, but even in such horrific times blindly trusting a stranger with a gun is not the best idea. Sometimes it is better to betray them before they betray you.
Noct tries to blend RPG elements with arcade style combat. The game is an open multiplayer world, so players will come into contact with one another on various occasions. However, there is nothing stopping those players from working together, or alternatively, from killing one another. In Noct you use various guns, and anything else you can get your hands on to turn into a weapon, to defend yourself from horrific monsters that dwarf your size. Your screen will also hide anything not in your line of sight, so a giant creature could be lurking around a corner or behind a doorway, and you won’t know until you go around that corner or through that doorway.
On the subject of working on Noct, Robin Finck said, “I was invited into the world of Noct to compliment the established work of Worldclock, and to collaborate, bringing a spirited sense of melody and hope to an utterly devastated terrain, one enshrouded in despair and haunted by creepy f*****g monsters. It has been a hair raising experience, cooperating to design the immersion of this audio trek.”
Noct will release on PC, Mac, and Linux on October 22. The game got its funding through Kickstarter, and is now being published by Devolver Digital. So, do you think Noct looks and sounds haunting?
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Written by Spencer Havens