Inspired by Gone Home and Dear Esther, Scanner Sombre is a cave exploration experience. With stunning visuals and a terrifying theme, it is the 6th major video game released by Introversion Software - creators of the BAFTA award winning Prison Architect as well as Uplink, Darwinia and DEFCON.
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Release Date:
Apr 26, 2017

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August 15

Official Soundtrack released, free to download

Greetings,

We wanted to say a big thank-you to everyone who has supported Introversion through the years, and especially to those that love our oddball art exploration game Scanner Sombre. We were all in a pretty dark place after working on Prison Architect for five years plus, and something sinister and dark was just dying to come out. Scanner Sombre is how we felt!

As a thank-you gift we have released the Official Soundtrack as a free download, for anyone who owns Scanner Sombre. Thank you so much!



Track Listing:

1 As Above So Below (Surface Ending)
2 Know our Truth (Temple Ending)
3 The Souls of the Many (River)
4 Don't Fall in (Lake Part 4)
5 Somebody Was Here Before (Base Camp)
6 A Serpent Bites its Own Tail (Base Camp)
7 Halls of the Fallen (The Mine)
8 The Ascent (Lift Shaft)
9 What Darkness Awaits You (Lake Part 2)
10 Behind the scenes with the composer


We'll leave you with these words from our head of audio, and composer of the Scanner Sombre soundtrack, Alistair Lindsay. Thanks and enjoy!

Just prior to commencing work on Scanner Sombre I had experienced an intensely busy and emotionally brutal couple of years in which I had lost, to terminal illness, all three of my cats, my dog, and finally my Father too. During this period I had designed sounds and composed music for several games most notably Ludeon's 'RimWorld', and Introversion's BAFTA Award winning 'Prison Architect'.

To stay 'professionally positive', and therefore be able to write the (mostly) emotionally neutral or happy music that these games required was not easy but was nonetheless essential. On many such occasions, alone in my studio, I could feel the proverbial thumbs of my own truth pressing remorselessly ever harder into the eyeballs of my soul, as I forced myself not to externalise (in my musical compositions) the pain and loss I was feeling inside.

As it turned out we had just finished Prison Architect when my Father died. What should have been a time for joy, jubilation, and a sense of pride and victory was instead usurped by feelings of nausea, anger, and devastating loss.

In all truth henceforth what I desperately needed most of all was to be authentic. I needed a new project to write for that could offer me a legitimate vessel into which I might pour all of that dark, rancid, despair and negative energy that I had bottled up inside for so long.

What I needed was a bottomless pit of never-ending doom, where all hope must be abandoned, where only pain and grief can thrive. Somewhere that would need the kind of music I had wanted to give birth to for an entire year!

And that, ladies and gentlemen, turned out to be Scanner Sombre.

All the best, and, er....enjoy the music?

Alistair Lindsay.
Head Of Audio. Introversion.


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Reviews

“A beautiful but short-lived expedition that left me wanting more of its best ideas.”
80% – PC Gamer

“A short, sharp experimental adventure built around one devastatingly clever central mechanic, it's a pointed antithesis to its systems-heavy predecessor.”
Eurogamer

About This Game

Regaining consciousness you smell the damp. Opening your eyes you see the stone walls of the chamber flickering by the light of the fire; you stumble to your feet and kick a helmet clattering across the floor. Slowly the ache in your head begins to subside and you notice the beginnings of a passage. After a few steps the darkness consumes you. Returning to the safely of the fire you see a LIDAR scanner on the floor - a trigger press results in a faint glow coming from inside the helmet. You put the helmet on, adjust the beam-width and proceed into the abyss….

Inspired by Gone Home and Dear Esther, Scanner Sombre is a cave exploration experience. With stunning visuals and a terrifying theme, it is the 6th major video game released by Introversion Software - creators of the million selling, BAFTA award winning Prison Architect as well as Uplink, Darwinia, DEFCON and Multiwinia.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64 bit OS. Windows 7 or Greater
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 940 @ 3.0 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 2000/GeForce 8
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Ad Lib Music Synthesizer or greater
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64bit Os. MacOS X 10.7 Lion or greater
    • Processor: 64 bit Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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