Game studio Devolver Digital has revealed “Carrion” at E3 2019, and it’s an innovative “reverse-horror” platformer with a pixel-art aesthetic. It’s being developed by Warsaw’s Phobia Game Studio, and will arrive on PC as well as consoles during 2020. Players assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origin, in which they’ll be able to stalk and consume those that imprisoned you to spread fear and panic throughout the facility. The creature grows and evolves as you tear down this prison and acquire more and more devastating abilities on the path to retribution. Read more for some alpha gameplay footage and additional information.
“The player finds refuge in vents and corridors, slowly working their way through the facility and growing stronger. Much like the recent Observation from No Code, Carrion takes a very simple premise and makes it intriguing by switching the player’s role. The animation is also very well done; watching the symbiotic creature snap and squirm its way around hits the right balance between fascinating and disconcerting,” reports Polygon.