Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:35pm 27/09/22 | 0 Comments
Steam's next Next Fest is fast approaching and will be filled with great indies and other games, many of which will be available to play in demo form ahead of release. One such game that has sparked our interest is Slay the Princess, a self-styled Lovecraftian story-driven narrative title that takes cues from the likes of The Stanley Parable and Call of Cthulhu.
It's hard to say at this point just what to expect other than this demo is primed to be a good slice of the game proper, and itself features seven unique endings. You can grab it here. (At the time of writing, we haven't played it.)
Here's more on Slay the Princess from Black Tabby Games:
Slay the Princess is a cheeky horror tragicomedy that’s best described as a cross between The Stanley Parable and Call of Cthulhu. This choice-heavy game is slated for a full release in the Summer of 2023. This means fans will have plenty of time to play through the demo to get an idea of who the Princess is and whether or not they trust that she’s a threat to the entire world. Over the course of the full game, The Princess can take over a dozen forms depending on the players’ choices. This means who the player listens to, how they react to new information, and what they believe can all change how the story develops and, ultimately, how it ends.
Timeloops play a key role in Slay the Princess, as death is far from the end of the player’s journey. The main character will die a lot, but with each death comes new information, new voices in the player’s head, and a deeper relationship with the Princess. Whether this relationship is friendly or antagonistic, it all comes down to player choice. The Princess changes with each new loop, too. She might appear to be an ordinary human at first or take the form of a towering demon or a writhing specter. All of the art in Slay the Princess is hand-illustrated by Ignatz award-winning horror graphic novelist Abby Howard, who’s received critical acclaim for her visceral and unique monster designs.
So the art, description and overall presentation, which is definitely interesting grabbed us alongside the Lovecraftian tag.
Check out Slay the Princess and other games from October 3 as part of Steam Next Fest October.