An epic supernatural horror adventure and the spiritual successor to cult classic Scratches set in a massive, decaying mental institute. Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, Hammer Films and twisted Euro Horror from the 80s.
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September 28

ASYLUM: News, videos and milestones!



Greetings, dear followers! We trust you're enjoying your weekend. There was a huge deal of positive reactions to our latest progress update —especially that glimpse of our dialogue system— so we decided to share more:

https://youtu.be/QhzGV36uLWI

That's right, this is exactly what happens when you enter the foreboding Hanwell Mental Institute! It's finally possible to complete a first big chunk of the game, conversations included, which is a big milestone for us. While we haven't recorded voice overs yet, this should give you a good idea of what it feels like interacting with denizens of the asylum.

And since we're here, let us show you a glimpse from one of the most menacing rooms in the game:

https://youtu.be/qGDCnCEPN5o

This screams ATMOSPHERE, right? You'll be screaming too, trust us. We hope you like it, because we're doing this game with much love.

And speaking of love:



THANK YOU for pushing us over 10.000 wishlists! (actually over 11.000 as of this writing). ASYLUM is enjoying a great momentum and development is progressing fast.

We hope to be sharing more news with you soon. In the meantime, thank you so much for your patience and support as we conclude this monstrous adventure game!

—The Senscape Team
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August 7

ASYLUM: Progress update!



Things are looking up with the development of our colossal horror adventure! We’re happy to report ASYLUM is nearly feature complete and we did a little video to show you:

https://youtu.be/9m9zIbjGh9Q

"Feature complete" is a crucial milestone meaning all the systems intervening in the game (exploration, inventory, dialogues, menu, etc.) are ready. A quick lowdown of the stuff we did and improved since our latest gameplay video include:
  • Revised cursors and hotspots. The hands are smaller and detecting spots is now ultra smooth and sexy. No more annoying red outline (we listened to you).
  • Incredibly awesome menu system and very die... diaie... diegait... DIEGETIC. Wait till you see how our achievements work — completing them will be super fun for Steam users!
  • We’re finally able to have a proper conversation with the denizens of the asylum. And it looks good! And feels good! Our context-based dialogue system is unlike anything you have experienced in adventure games.
  • 3D inventory and journal, including 3D pencil. So immersive, so fancy. Much 3D.
  • Too many visual effects and tweaks to mention here.
  • Surely many other things we’re forgetting. And obviously a huge deal of playable content!
Talk to the hand... err, about the hand
We had many users complaining about the hand icons and saying they ruin the immersion. On the other hand (see what we did there?), just as well many users prefer their "classic" feel. Please, let us know your thoughts based on what you're seeing on this video, either in the comments or our discussion forums, as we're studying alternatives: https://steamcommunity.com/app/230210/discussions

Become a fan of Senscape!
In other news, we have one of those fancy creator pages now in which we review and recommend adventures with a focus on horror: https://store.steampowered.com/developer/Senscape

Make a wish!
Finally, remember to add ASYLUM to your Steam wishlist in case you haven't, and why not follow the game as well for more news?

https://store.steampowered.com/app/230210/ASYLUM

There’s more coming! We’re getting excited. We hope you’re excited too! Thanks for your amazing support and see you soon.

—The Senscape Team
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About This Game

From the creators of cult sleeper hit Scratches and the haunting Serena, comes a chilling journey into the darkest depths of your mind. ASYLUM is an ambitious and intricate horror adventure casting you into the hallucinatory setting of the Hanwell Mental Institute, a silent witness to unimaginable atrocities that transpired between its endless corridors.

With influences ranging from Lovecraft to Peter Cushing to Lucio Fulci, ASYLUM has been meticulously crafted with a strong focus on storytelling and atmosphere. Explore countless tenebrous environments, find your way throughout a towering, lifelike mental hospital, and solve a surreal mystery that will haunt you for years to come.

What you can expect

  • A mind-bending original storyline that we somehow managed to keep secret during 10 years of production.
  • An atmosphere so engrossing you will almost smell the stench of decrepitude and putrefaction around you.
  • Exciting challenges rewarding your wit and observation. No pixel hunting or boring math puzzles.
  • Memorable soundtrack inspired by vintage horror productions and quite a bit of John Carpenter.
  • No jump scares! OK, maybe just a frightening couple that will hit you when you least expect it.
  • Relentless pacing leading to a shocking and disturbing conclusion. You simply won’t believe what’s coming!

We poured our heart and soul into creating an involving and endlessly rewarding adventure. If you love the kind of slow-burning horror with an old-school sensibility that creeps upon you, ASYLUM will be an unforgettable experience.

Mature Content Description

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9800GT or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Consider having heart medication nearby. Just in case.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 3.2Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 630 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.10 or later
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT or equivalent
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.13
    • Processor: 3.2Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M295X or equivalent
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10 or later
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9800GT or equivalent
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 3.2Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 630 or equivalent
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