A Single-Player Survival Horror Adventure: play as a cast of characters exploring an isolated village haunted by an ancient ritual—but beware, its labyrinthine roads will change each time you lose all your characters.
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“This disquieting, disorienting place leaves us as properly rattled as we've been by a videogame.”
8/10 – Edge Magazine

“A pulse-raising, shiver-making, dark little whisper; a beautiful game.”
Bestest Bests – Rock Paper Shotgun

“Saturnalia mixes mechanics to effectively elevate the entire survival horror genre.”
9/10 – Game Rant

About This Game

A third-person horror adventure where you play as four characters, experiencing an intergenerational storyline tied to the haunting traditions of an ancient village in Sardinia, Italy, a region rich with unique folklore…

The village itself is an elaborate maze with no two iterations being precisely the same—you will have to explore and solve the mysteries of the game largely unguided.

Die, and watch the village reconfigure itself into a new form. Solve puzzles and open shortcuts to new areas with tools and items you find along the way, unlocking every piece of the story with different characters, each with its own power and suited for another aspect of exploration and investigation.

Game Features

  • The village structure changes each time all your characters die
  • Discover characters' special abilities, use tools and consumables to open shortcuts
  • Keep narrative and puzzle progress across game-overs (roguelite)
  • Manage your supply of matches to help your sight and solve puzzles
  • Non-linear progression, dynamic and adaptive narrative
  • Investigate the ritual at the heart of the game and use what you find to stop it
  • Puzzles deeply integrated with the game world and narrative (not abstract)
  • Artwork and animations inspired by stop-motion and rotoscoping film techniques


A playthrough takes approximately 10 hours, leading to one of several potential endings.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game features scenes of implied physical violence, domestic abuse, and limited gory imagery (screams, human and animal corpses, blood trails). Throughout the game, character dialogue and clues make references to suicide, substance abuse, sexual violence, racism, homophobia, sexism, and abortion that some may find distressing or disturbing. Player discretion is advised.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7+ (64 bits)
    • Processor: X64 Dual Core CPU 2+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon Pro 560X / NVIDIA GTX 960
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: X64 Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon Pro 580 / NVIDIA GTX 1060
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 10.10 Yosemite
    • Processor: 2.3GHz dual-core 7th gen Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon Pro 570
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 10.15 Catalina
    • Processor: M1
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: M1

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