Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a handdrawn epic from the creators of Jotun. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in everchanging caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity.Potential Reasons to Love:
Hand-drawn art. Most indie devs tend to resort to pixels these days—though there is also a pleasing trend toward low-poly 3D starting up :)—so it's nice to see one going a more unorthodox route and using hand-drawn art instead. And not just any old hand-drawn art, either, but movie-animation-level quality art. Not a surprise considering the pedigree of the developer.
From the makers of Jotun. I haven't actually played Jotun but I know I'd love it, based on what I've seen of it. That makes me excited about Sundered's prospects.
Action horror. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned before how much I love horror as a theme, so it's nice to see a gorgeous action horror game get made.
Metroidvania. It's a popular structure for good reason. There's just something inherently engaging about scouring a world for secrets, especially a visually-interesting one such as this.
Procedurally-generated. Yup, more of this. Some people might be getting tired of it, but it's still good! Plus, in the case of this game, it makes thematic sense, since you're exploring nightmare worlds where nothing is completely real.
Lovecraftian? I've read in other articles that this game is inspired by Lovecraft, though the official site doesn't mention the L word at all. Still, the monster designs seem straight out of our favourite cosmic horror author's head, so win!
For More Information:
There's no official site for the game itself yet, but the developer has it front and center on their company site here.
It's scheduled for release sometime in 2017.