Lust for Darkness Promises A Sexy, Horrific Experience
*Before we dive in, this preview and the trailer linked in the header are NSFW.
In the horror genre, it's not often that you get sex to go along with your jump scares, but Lust for Darkness manages to do just that. Though this game is bound to offend some with delicate sensibilities, Lust for Darkness pairs Lovecraft, cults, and the taboo to create a new type of horror experience.
According to the Kickstarter page, the game is:
An FPP psychological horror of seeking satisfaction on the border of two intertwining worlds. An intriguing plot with erotic and occult themes guides the player's character through the Yelverton's victorian mansion and a perverse land inspired with Lovecraft's works and paintings of ZdzisÅaw BeksiÅski.
One year after Jonathan's wife, Amanda, goes missing, he receives a letter from her inviting him to a secluded mansion. Upon his arrival, it's clear Jonathan is on the cusp of a cult ceremony, and the crowd is counting down the minutes until midnight.
In playing the alpha, the game lives up to its name. The demo is full of nudity, sex toys, masked debauchery, and glimpses of the off-putting and terrifying. Otherworldly scenes appear in wet purple and black hues only to disappear upon a second glance. Jonathan dips between the world he knows and portals to the perverse underbelly inspired by Lovecraft's works.
The demo ends with the mother of all cliffhangers, and the image of a Cthulhu-like giant looming over the castle is one that lingers in the mind once the screen fades to black. Should the full release mirror the mechanics and mystery displayed in the demo, Lust for Darkness will be a gorgeous and grotesque game that occurs when you pair the erotic with the occult.
At the time of this writing, Lust for Darkness has achieved more than 400% of its fundraising goal and is on Kickstarter until Saturday, Sept. 30. You can wishlist the game now on Steam.