Disturbing Neverending Nightmares Out On September 26
Independent developer Matt Gilgenbach has a release date for Neverending Nightmares, a hand-drawn psychological torment title headed for Steam and Ouya. It will launch on PC on September 26, 2014.
What’s interesting about Neverending Nightmares is that it’s an autobiographical tale that draws inspiration from the developer’s mind. Gilgenbach suffers from depression and OCD, which was once cataloged during the game’s Kickstarter campaign.
It explains that during the developer’s previous project, Retro/Grade, they made a lot of efforts to make a beautiful game and poured a lot of money into it, but didn’t even get any return. This hard smack of reality struck hard and spiraled Gilgenbach, but it also eventually lead to the creation of Neverending Nightmares.
In the game, you walk around a dark house. You find out that you’re dreaming, but instead of waking up, you descend further into more and more twisted visions.
You’ll be left mostly helpless in the game, though you may encounter some items that you can pick up. Still, most of the horrors are created from your own mind.
Neverending Nightmares will have some puzzle elements as well. In total, you’ll be able to unlock three different endings.
Given the more doodling art style, don’t expect your rig to be chugging to make ends meet. The recommended settings for the game are extremely mild and should run for anyone in the last ten years.
The personal angle put into Neverending Nightmares makes it an important game to keep an eye on, in order to better understand and recognize mental illness. It joins other titles that recently tackled tough real life issues, such as Depression Quest or Cart Life.