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Immure is an eerie sidescroller with heavy influences from Lovecraftian horror

Will you be able to escape the mansion and learn the secrets it holds?

I first witnessed Immure at one of the various PAX pre-parties last night, it didn’t take long to realize the game oozed style and atmosphere. Today, on the floor I had the chance to speak with the developers and get some solid time with the game.

The team was heavily inspired by many horror genres, from Resident Evil to classic Lovecraft tales and this shows through and through with the game. A 2.5D sidescroller, Immure throws you into a mystery as Will who has found himself trapped in a mansion where doors change and take you to new places as you attempt to discover the mysteries of the mansion while trying to find your way out. Very story driven with a strong atmosphere throughout, Immure is definitely more of a puzzle game than it is action, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any.

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Often you’ll find yourself hiding in coffins and other places as monsters stalk the halls looking for you. Quick action is sometimes needed to either remain undetected or in certain instances, fight said monsters. You have tools that can help in your quest, and will be required to use some of these tools to advance into new areas of the mansion.

If you’re a fan of indie games, sidescrollers, or simply like a good, spooky experience, Immure is definitely one to keep your eye on.

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